Senior Advisor Operational Watermanagement, Product Manager RTC-Tools
+31 88 335 8105Ivo.Miltenburg@deltares.nl LinkedIn profile
Ivo Miltenburg is a civil engineer, specialised in the application of ICT in water resources management. He has experience in designing, developing and implementing systems for operational water management, such as flood forecasting systems, water information systems, real-time control systems.
Since joining Deltares, Mr. Miltenburg has participated in many projects where the Delft-FEWS system was implemented or extended. In addition, Mr. Miltenburg has developed an expertise in the application of Real-Time Control aspects in watersystems, resulting in the role of Product Manager of the Deltares control software RTC-Tools. In projects from the east coast of Australia to the west coast of the United States of America, Mr. Miltenburg acts as project leader and consults clients on how to implement operational systems, always in relation to the client’s context.
Mr. Miltenburg is a member of the Crisis Alert Group – Rivers from Water Management Centre Netherlands of the Department of Waterways and Public Works, a team that is responsible for issuing the official forecasts for the Rhine and Meuse River in case of a high/low water crisis situation. The responsibilities also include issuing flood awareness forecasts for western Europe.
|2012 - present||Deltares||Senior Advisor Operational Watermanagement, Product Manager RTC-Tools|
|2008 - 2012||Waterwatch/ eLEAF||Water Resources Modelling and Remote Sensing Specialist|
Optimization of Funagira Operation
Japan, 2019 – 2020
Optimization expert. Setting up an RTC-Tools 2 model of Funagira Reservoir that includes the operating characteristics. Optimize for optimal energy production during dry season for record of analysis, considering water supply during droughts, irrigation and ecology related flow constraints, using an allowed water level band for operations. Analyze results to inform optimal water level strategy, while ensuring water demand/ecology goals and to gauge energy generation gains with improved strategy.
Delft-FEWS Training and Configuration Support, Netherlands
Waterschap Limburg , 2019 – present
Configurator; Trainer, Project lead. Configuration support for the operational Delft-FEWS Water Information System of Waterschap Limburg. Additionally, tailored in-company training was developed to show Delft-FEWS basic functionality and teach a basic Delft-FEWS configuration course.
HyFS URBS Flood Forecast Calibration and Verification
Australia, 2019 – 2019
Project Lead. Coordination and design of the automation activities (Python-FEWS scripting). Responsible for running 22 verification events and performing the postprocess activities with EVS.
Manitoba Hydro Hydrological Modelling and River Forecasting Framework for Hydropower Operations
Canada, 2019 – present
Project lead; Configurator; Trainer. Coordinating activities for Deltares NL. Involved in Delft-FEWS configuration. Responsible for coordination of Model Adapter design/development (WATFLOOD and HEC-HMS) and model adapter implementation.
Improve functionality and connectivity of Delft-FEWS and WIWB
Netherlands, 2018 – 2018
Delft-FEWS expert, Workshop teacher. Main activities included testing of the new connectivity features of the WIWB API from Delft-FEWS and creating a template (default) configuration that can be provided to the Dutch waterboards for their internal implementation. Results were presented during 2 workshops.
BOSBO 3.0 RTC-Tools model development and support
Netherlands, 2017 – present
RTC-Tools expert, Delft-FEWS expert. Development of two state-of-the-art RTC-Tools 2 optimization models, using Model Predictive Control and Goal Programming techniques. Also support and development of an involved primary canal system (Boezem) Optimization model, including a homotopy approach to deal with non-linearities in the model/goal schematizations
Idaho Power River and Hydraulic Forecasting System
United States, 2016 – 2018
Delft-FEWS expert, Senior advisor. Served as (technical) project lead and main configurator. The main activities concerned the complete migration of the existing forecasting system to a Delft-FEWS framework. Python scripting was performed to extract all parameters/settings relevant to the new configuration from the legacy RFS into a suitable format for a template FEWS design. Activities included setting up a Deltares Open Archive.
Crisis Alert Group - Rivers (WMCN)
Netherlands, 2015 – present
Hydrological Forecaster. Member of a team that issues forecasts for the Rhine and Meuse River in case of a high/low water crisis situation. Responsibilities also include issuing flood awareness forecasts for western Europe.
Hydro Regulation Model System (HERMES DMF/HM),
United States, 2015 – 2015
Trainer; Delft-FEWS expert; Operational WM specialist. Activities include training, development of RTCTools models (HM) and FEWS configuration (DMF), so new constraints and operating regimes can be set up within the model and then modelled effectively.
Implementation of the Next Generation Hydrological Forecasting System (HyFS)
Australia, 2013 – 2014
Delft-FEWS expert; Operational Watermanagement expert. Project activities include overall configuration of Delft-FEWS framework and providing training workshops. Focus on connecting various hydrological (optimization) models (like URBS, RTC-Tools) and meteorological inputs to FEWS through the General Adapter interface. Created an interface for interactive parameter modification and user defined hydro/meteo sources.
Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study - Comprehensive Hydrologic Assessment
Australia, 2013 – 2015
Delft-FEWS expert; RTCTools specialist. Activities include the setup of the Delft-FEWS framework to enable ensemble modelling with URBS models and the scripting to provide condensed model outputs in graphical form. Responsible for the setup of RTC (Real Time Control) reservoir simulation according to a specified scenario.