About Marjolein Mens
Marjolein Mens works as a drought risk expert in various projects for the Dutch government. She focuses on model-based decision support for climate change adaptation, based on hydrological system understanding including human-nature interactions. She initiates and leads research projects aimed at improving our understanding of how droughts translate into societal impacts. Clients include the Dutch Delta Commissioner (Delta program on fresh water supply under climate change), the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management, and Rijkswaterstaat.
Ms. Mens received her Master’s degree in Hydrology and Qualitative Water Management from Wageningen University in January 2006. Since then she has been working for WL | Delft Hydraulics (now Deltares) in the Netherlands, first as a flood risk modeller, later as drought risk modeller and project leader. In January 2015, she received her PhD degree with the thesis 'System Robustness Analysis in Support of Flood and Drought Risk Management'. This work was funded by the National Research Program ‘Knowledge for Climate’ and supported by Twente University.