About Marjolijn Haasnoot
Dr. Marjolijn Haasnoot is an environmental scientist specializing in water management, integrated assessment modeling and decision making under high uncertainty. She is the founder of the Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways approach. Her current research focuses on adaptive delta management and climate change adaptation.
She has conducted research around the world, including the United States, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Vietnam and New Zealand. And for the Dutch government (Delta Commissioner and Ministry of IenW), Marjolijn has led research projects on the consequences of sea level rise. Marjolijn is a member of the Science Council of Deltares, she also leads the scientific expert group 'Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty', and is lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC.
Marjolijn is also an associate professor at Utrecht University.
In March 2023, Marjolijn was appointed a member of the Scientific Climate Council of the Netherlands. This advisory body provides the government with solicited and unsolicited advice on climate policy.
Specialties: water management, environmental modeling, decision-making under uncertainty, climate adaptation trajectories, adaptation to sea level rise, deltas and coastal cities.
Education Committee Environmental Sciences
Student Committee Environmental Sciences
RIZA, Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment
Water management and groundwater modelling, impacts of climate change1998 – 2001
WL | Delft Hydraulics
Researcher/advisor ecohydrology and environmental modelling2001 – 2007
GAIA network of female earth scientists
Board Member GAIA, Set-up and coordination of GAIA Ambassadors Network (GAN)2002 – 2008
WL | Delft Hydraulics, Inland Water Systems Division, River Basin Management
Researchers/advisor water resources management2007 – 2008
Twente University and Utrecht University
PhD. research, Perspectives in Integrated Water Resources Management. Sustainable water management in a changing environment.2008 – 2013
Consultants on gender and development, board member2013 – present
Delft University of Technology
Postdoctoral research: Adaptive delta management: development, acculturation, and dissemination in Bangladesh and Indonesia.2008 – 2013
Associate professor2018 - present
Climate adaptation and risk management2008 – present