Henk Wolters

Senior Advisor / Expert on strategic studies in water management

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Ir. Henk Wolters is a senior specialist with more than 25 years experience in integrated water management, scenario analysis and policy evaluation. He is currently coordinating the working theme ‘future studies and scenario analysis’ within the unit Economy, Scenarios and Innovation of Deltares. He was the project leader for the part of Deltares in the Blue Growth study on the present and future sustainable use of Europe’s seas and oceans. He has lead and co-operated in various water management policy evaluations at national level. He has been advisor and coordinator for various scenario analysis projects, supporting the managing directorate of the Dutch national water bodies, the national implementation of the Water Framework Directive (KRW), WB21 and Natura 2000. He has coordinated yearly reports on implementation progress and policy evaluation of Dutch water management, and co-ordinated Deltares’ contribution to an evaluation of the Dutch water management policy. Transfer of knowledge and education have been an integral part of his career, e.g. by developing a course on water management, and by co-editing a handbook on Social Learning.

Working experience

2008-present Deltares Senior advisor
1997-2008 Netherlands Institute of Water Management and Waste Water Treatment (RIZA), Lelystad, the Netherlands Senior project leader
1988-1997 Ministry of Transport Public Works and Water Management, Lelystad, the Netherlands Project Leader, Government Service for the IJsselmeer Polders / Directorate Flevoland
1987 ICW/Alterra, Wageningen, the Netherlands Researcher
1986-1987 PBNA, Arnhem / Dutch Agency for land use planning, Utrecht, the Netherlands Free-lance course author