Water management and public participation
Mr Ottow holds an MSc degree in water management from Wageningen University, the Netherlands and an MA degree in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College Graduate School, USA, with a special focus on cross-cultural training. He has developed, taught in and lead many international training courses on water management, wetland management and wetland restoration.
The last ten years he has focused on the design and facilitation of effective participation processes in water management, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
|2008 - present||Deltares||Senior Specialist Water Management & Participation|
|2005 - 2008||Ministry of Transport, Public Works & Water Management, Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management||Team leader Product group Public oriented working & participation|
|2002 - 2005||Ministry of Transport, Public Works & Water Management, Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management||Team Leader Wetland Advisory & Training Center (WATC)|
|1997 - 2002||Ministry of Transport, Public Works & Water Management, Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Managent RIZA||Senior Specialist Trainning & Acculturation|
|1992 - 1997||IVIO Foundation for Educational Development||Specialist Training & Acculturation|
|1986 - 1990||FAO/Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations||Water Management Specialist|
|1984 - 1986||The International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement / ILRI||Water Management Specialist|
Participation in Climate Change Adaptation Lower Vam Co River Basin
Long An Province: facilitate a participatory planning process for the development of an integrated and community-based risk management and climate change adaptation strategy in the Lower Vam Co River Basin in oine of the thirteen Mekong provinces in Vietnam
The Netherlands, 2013
AMICE: Designing and facilitating the participation process of the major stakeholders in the different countries (France, Germany, Walloon Region, Flanders Region, the Netherlands) for the drafting of a roadmap towards climate adaptation of the Meuse River basin management, based on the outcome of the EU financed research project AMICE
Coastal geomorphology and Adaptation Options Study
São Tomé & Principé, 2011 - 2012
Social assessment and participation process design for the identification and description of adaptation interventions for reducing the vulnerability of the São Tomean coastal community infrastructure and productive assets to climate change impacts
Flexpeil: Designing and implementing the participatory monitoring of hydrological, geotechnical and socio-economic effects of the establishment of a flexible water level management in polders in the central part of Holland
The Netherlands, 2010 - 2012
Green Coast Project Evaluation: Evaluation of the Green Coast Project post-tsunami project in Aceh which combined ecosystem rehabilitation with livelihood development
WFD: training staff of Romania Waters in the development of a participation process for a WFD project along the Somes River
Romania, 2007 - 2008
NeWater/WGP Kromme Rijn: Designing and implementing the participation process for the development of the water management plan in the Kromme Rijn River area
The Netherlands, 2005 - 2008
Cooperation RIZA-KWSTI on wetland training: training of trainers and curriculum development
The Netherlands/Kenya, 2000 - 2005
International Wetland Courses: developing the curricula, directing the courses and teaching participation processes in the 5-6 weeks annual international courses on wetland management and restoration
The Netherlands, 1992 - 2003
On Farm Water Management Training and Development Project: developing training courses, teaching, organising stakeholders meetings, administrating project funds and development activities
Indonesia, 1986 - 1990
Ruimte voor Waarden
Breman, Bas; Robert Jan Fontein; Mirjam de Groot, Bouke Ottow en Gerald Jan Ellen. Een onderzoek naar het belang van waarden rondom het project Flexibel Peilbeheer – Muyeveld. Water Governance 4/2012
Dutchman’s burden” of deel van “Doimoi”?
Ottow, Bouke; Patrick Huntjens en Ralph Lasage. Participatief waterbeheer in Vietnam: Water Governance 4/2012
Stakeholder involvement in flood risk management
Asselman, Nathalie and Bouke Ottow. Stakeholder involvement in the implementation of the EU flood directive in the Netherlands. Paper at WG F Thematic Workshop on Implementation of the Directive 2007/60/EC, Bucharest April 2012
The Added Value Scan: a Tool to help Stakeholders become Shareholders, the Case of the Beatrix Ship Lock in the Netherlands
Ottow, B.T, R. van der Brugge, R.J.M. Franssen, R.M. Prins, and I. Röling. The Added Value Scan: a Tool to help Stakeholders become Shareholders, the Case of the Beatrix Ship Lock in the Netherlands. Paper at 25th ICID European Regional Conference, 16 – 20 May 2011, Groningen, the Netherlands
Leren van Water Governance in WaalWeelde
Willems, Daphne en Bouke Ottow. Water Governance 2/ 2011.
Toward greater insight in policy learning in participatory decision processes
Huitema, D., C. Cornelisse, and B. Ottow. 2010. Ecology and Society 15(1): 16.
Experiences from a participatory water-management planning case in The Netherlands. Ecology and Society
Lamers, M., B. Ottow, G. Francois, and Y. von Korff. 2010. Beyond dry feet? Ecology and Society 15(1): 14.
|2006 - 2008||Secretary Advisory Board||Capacity Building for the Ramsar Convention.|
|2006 - 2007||Founder and first chairman||WetCAP, the Wetland Capacity Building Partnership|