Erik Ruijgh

Manager Deltares knowledge impulse program on Replacement of Hydraulic Infrastructure

+31(0)88335 8135

erik.ruijgh@deltares.nl

Hydraulics infrastructures, Integrated water management

Drs. Erik Ruijgh is an expert in integrated water management and senior project manager on hydraulic infrastructures

He started his career in 1988 at Delft Hydraulics in modeling nutrient emissions from agricultural fields in the Netherlands. He later developed, during a series of projects in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as China SE Asia and Egypt, a generic tool to model waste load emissions to surface water. The tool is now implemented as Emission Module in the Deltares Software products Sobek and Delft3D.

In 2002 Mr. Ruijgh became manager of the Delft Hydraulics Catchment Hydrology Division, responsible for discharge extremes, the development of Delft-FEWS for operational flood forecasting, and global hydrology and climate change. After the start of Deltares in 2008 he headed the Deltares Catchment Hydrology Division responsible for global hydrology and climate change, as well as urban and regional hydrology.

From 2010-2014, he was scientific manager for the development of the Deltamodel for the Dutch Deltaprogram. The Deltamodel includes a wide range of models (hydrodynamic, hydrologic, dike strenght, nature, agriculture). The overarching objective of the Deltamodel is to support policy analysis in integrated water management for the Netherlands in the field of flood protection and fresh water management for the next century.

Since 2015 Mr. Ruijgh joined the Deltares team for hydraulic structures. He is an expert and senior project manager for a number of national and international projects focusing on locks, weirs and storm surge barriers. He recently was involved in project on the New Panama Locks. Mr. Ruijgh is also managing the Deltares knowledge impulse program on Replacement of Hydraulic Infrastructure.

Working experience

2018 - now Deltares Manager Deltares knowledge impulse program on Replacement of Hydraulic Infrastructure
2015 - 2018 Deltares Expert and senior project manager on hydraulic structures
2010 - 2014 Deltares Scientic manager development Deltamodel.
2008 - 2010 Deltares Manager Catchment Hydrology Division.
2002 - 2007 WL Delft Hydraulics Manager Catchment Hydrology Division.
2000 - 2002 WL Delft Hydraulics Senior advisor, River Basin Management Division.
2000 - 2002 WL Delft Hydraulics Marketing coordinator Central and Eastern Europe.
1988 - 1999 WL Delft Hydraulics Environmental Engineer, River Basin Management Division.