Expert at climate change adaptation and water management
Dr. Ir. A.B.M. Jeuken is an expert advisor in the field of climate change adaptation and water management. He has a master degree in environmental sciences from the Wageningen University and finished a PhD in Global Climate modeling at KNMI and the University of Eindhoven. After a short career in climate science he moved to work for Rijkswaterstaat, the national authority for water management in the Netherlands, holding several positions at the specialist advisory department for inland waters, RIZA.
At Deltares he is combining his knowledge and experience in water management with knowledge on climate change and general methods and concepts on dealing with future uncertainty.
Leading the thematic Deltares program on Climate Water and Spatial planning and the Knowledge for Climate program on a climate proof Fresh water supply he plays a central role in connecting science to the practice of policy making in these fields.
Throughout the year he has managed several multi-partner, multi-discipline projects. He likes the challenge to combine the knowledge from different disciplines, themes; sectors etc. and integrate it into useful advice for stakeholders.
Since the start he is steadily involved in the Dutch Delta program and he can be regarded as an expert on the approaches followed within this program to develop and assess adaptive water management strategies (Adaptive Delta Management).
|2008 - present||Deltares||Expert advisor Climate adaptation.|
|2007 - 2008||Rijkswaterstaat (RIZA)||Head (a.i) department of Estuaries.|
|2003 - 2006||Rijkswaterstaat (RIZA)||Group leader Water quality and morphology.|
|2000 - 2003||Rijkswaterstaat (RIZA)||Program leader Water quality monitoring.|
|1994 - 2000||KNMI (Meteorological Institute)||Researcher Climate modeling.|
EU Fp7 project BASE, bottom up assessment of climate adaptation strategies across Europe and defining consequences for sectoral EU policies
EU, 2012 - present
Deltares is leading the integration work package.
Climate change training for BMKG.
Knowledge for Climate, Climate proof fresh water supply
The Netherlands, 2010 - present
Coordinating the large consortium and its research on local to regional strategies for climate adaptation in fresh water supply
Delta program Rijnmond-Drechtsteden
The Netherlands, 2010 - present
Leading the Deltares work with partners (consultants, other knowledge institues) for this program which includes, several modeling on hydraulics, salinisation, dike stability, ecology, cost-benefit analysis of various adaptation strategies, advice and presentation on policy consequences.
Organizing post academic (PAO-TU Delft) course on climate change and water management.
The Netherlands, 2010 - 2011
Climate-proofing the Netherlands
The Netherlands, 2008 - 2009
Leading national climate project together with Rijkswaterstaat “Climate-proofing the Netherlands” in which the vulnerability of current water management strategy against climate change is assessed and adaptation strategies are designed for the Dutch government .
The Netherlands, 2005 - 2006
Leading the development of a decision support system for measures to improve the water quality in order to meet goals set by the European water framework directive. The consortium consisted of many parties, containing developers, potential users (water boards) and consultants.
Estimation of heat discharges along the river Rhine
Internation Rhine Committee – Estimation of heat discharges along the river Rhine. Modelling of anthropogenic and climate induced temperature increase.
Screening of ‘Unknown’ substances in Rhine and Meuse using GCMS and LCMS.
The Netherlands, 2003
Syndicate programme on atmospheric chemistry in climate modeling, participation as researcher from KNMI, subject model validation.
Europe, 1996 - 1998
Balancing supply and demand of fresh water under increasing drought and salinisation in the Netherlands
Jeuken, A. et al. Midterm report, Knowledge for Climate, KfC 58/2012.
Cost-benefit analysis of flood protection strategies for the Rhine-Meuse delta
Jeuken, A., J. Kind and J. Gauderis. Proceedings of flood risk conference, Rotterdam, 2012.
Thematic contribution to the EEA report: Adaptation in Europe
Jeuken, A., N. Haasnoot and T. Bucx. Chapter 4 emerging issues.
Developing the evidence base for mainstreaming adaptation of stormwatersystems to climate change
Gersonius, B., F. Nasruddin, R. Ashley, A. Jeuken, A. Pathirana, C. Zevenbergen. Water Research (2012), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.03.060.
Short-term decision making and long-term strategies: how to adapt to uncertain climate change
Jeuken, A. and T. Reeder, 2011. Examples from the Thames Estuary and the Dutch Rhine-Meuse Delta, Water Governance 1
On the use of water scenarios in the Dutch Delta Program
Jeuken, A., A. te Linde, L. Woelders and J. Kwadijk. BFG Veranstaltungen of Euraqua Symposium, 4/2011
Using adaptation tipping points to prepare for climate change and sea level rise
Kwadijk, J.C.J., Haasnoot, M., Mulder, J.P.M., Hoogvliet, M.M.C., Jeuken, A.B.M., van der Krogt, R.A.A., van Oostrom, N.G.C., Schelfhout, H.A., van Velzen, E.H., van Waveren, H. & de Wit, M.J.M. (2010). Using adaptation tipping points to prepare for climate change and sea level rise: a case study in the Netherlands. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 1, 729-740.10.1002/wcc.64.
Evaluation of river basin restoration options by the application of the Water Framework Directive Explorer in the Zwalm River basin
Mouton, A.M.; Van der Most, H.; Jeuken, A.; Goethals, P.L.M.; De Pauw, N. Evaluation of river basin restoration options by the application of the Water Framework Directive Explorer in the Zwalm River basin (Flanders, Belgium) River Res. Applic. 25(1): 82-97.
Simulation of the aerosol optical depth over Europe for August 1997 and a comparison with observations
Jeuken, A; Veefkind, JP; Dentener, F; Metzger, S; Gonzalez. Simulation of the aerosol optical depth over Europe for August 1997 and a comparison with observations, J GEO RES-A, 106(D22), 2001, pp. 28295-28311
On the potential of assimilating meteorological analyses in a global climate model for the purpose of model validation
Jeuken, A.B.M., P. C. Siegmund, L. C. Heijboer, J. Feichter, L. Bengtsson. J. GEO RES-A, volume 101, January 1996.