Hydrology and flood management
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Dr. Jaap Kwadijk is an expert in the field of Hydrological modelling in large river basins
- Inundation modelling and Flood Risk assessment
- Flood forecasting
- Integrated scenario development for water
- Water resources management in large river basins
- Climate impact assessment and adaptation in water management
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|2010 - present||Deltares||Scientific Director Dept. Inland water systems|
|2007-2009||Deltares||Senior Specialist Hydrology and climate adaptation|
|1999-2001||Technical University Delft||Part-time lecturer Hydrology|
|1997-2007||WL | Delft hydraulics||(Specialist) Hydrologist|
|1993-1997||Utrecht University||Lecturer in Physical Geography|
|1988-1993||Utrecht University||PhD researcher|
The Netherlands, 2010
Project director to develop an integrated modelling system for the Netherlands to produce water management scenario’s
The Netherlands, 2009
Compiler of a the research agenda “Samenwerken met kennis” to support the adaptation plan of the national Deltacommission
The Netherlands, 2008
Expert advisor for the national Delta commission on the assessment of future extreme river discharges
The Netherlands, 2007-2009
Scientific project leader on a project that explores the limits of adaptation of the Rhine-Meuse delta to sea level rise and climate change
DG XII: Expert-Evaluateur for the European Commission DGXII for research proposals on Climate Change, Hydrology and Geomorphology
The Netherlands, 2006
Project leader of designing a framework to measure the robustness of the Netherlands against climate change and sea level rise. (Adaptatie Ruimte voor Klimaat, routeplanner project)
Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation. Team leader of an international group of scientists and consultants that aims at studying possible alternative strategies for water management of Lake Nasser in view of changes in climate and water demand.
Senior consultant, responsible for the design and development of a Flood Early Warning System for the entire Hirmand Basin (Afghanistan) within the framework of the Sistan-Beluchistan flood control project
DG XII: Project Manager of an international consortium of 12 Universities and International Research institutes to design and develop a prototype of a European Flood Forecasting System
Project Manager of a project to develop and implement a new Flood Early Warning System in the River Rhine Basin for the Swiss and German basin sections
The ability of IPCC GCM runs to reproduce current global river discharges
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1595-1621, 2010
Adapting to sea level rise in the Netherlands
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. WIREs Clim. Change 2010 1 729–740
Simulating river discharge under climate change using different scenarios and modelling methods, with a focus on flood-peak probabilities
Water Resources Research, 46 (WR03512).
Climate, water supply, management and use in the Nile, a comparison
Invited paper for the International Geographical Union Congress, August 2008, Tunis
Een afwegingskader voor de keuze van klimaatscenario’s in het waterbeheer
H2O / 22 – 2007. 32-35 (in Dutch).
Flood early warning systems for hydrological (sub) catchments
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, Wiley Publishing.9
Perspectives on flood management in the Rhine and Meuse rivers
River Research and Applications 20: p 327-342 (2004).
Development of a European Flood Forecasting System. Int. J.River Basin Management.
Vol. 1, No. 1 (2003), pp. 49–59 .
Inundation of a Dutch river polder, sensitivity analysis of a physically based inundation model using historic
Water Resources Research Vol. 39 No 9.
Impact of climate change on hydrological regimes and water resources management in the Rhine basin
Climatic Change 49. pp 105-128.
Maatgevende afvoeren, onzekerheden en wereldbeelden
Stromingen 7 no 2. (in Dutch).
The impact of climate change on the River Rhine: a scenario study
Climatic Change 30 pp 397-425.
Estimation of impact of climate change on the peak discharge probability of the River Rhine
Climatic Change 27 pp 199-224.
|1997||Invited lecturer||University Cork (Ir)|
|2003, 2002||Invited lecturer||ETH-Zurich|
|2012, 2011, 2010||Invited lecturer||Polytechnical University Grenoble (Fr)|