Marnix van der Vat

Integrated water resource / flood risk management

+31(0)88335 8183

Mr. Marnix van der Vat is an expert in the fields of integrated water resources management and flood risk management.

Marnix is a generalist with expertise ranging from technical skills in GIS and modeling of hydrology, hydraulics, hydrodynamics, water quality and ecology to more policy oriented skills, such as policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis and process management. He has gained his experience mostly at Delft Hydraulics and Deltares, but also has ample experience working for a Dutch province and a regional water board.

His experience includes a long list of assignments in the Netherlands, in other European countries and further abroad. Recently, he has mostly been working in Asia (Indonesia and Thailand). He has lived abroad for longer periods in Kenya, Argentina, Poland, China and Thailand.

Marnix has been trained as a physical geographer at the University of Utrecht, specializing in hydrology and soil science. Later education has broadened his scope to environmental impact assessment, environmental policy and natural resources economy.

Working experience

2008 - Present Deltares Senior Advisor
2006 - 2008 WL Delft Hydraulics Senior Advisor
2005 - 2006 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Manager international projects, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Netherlands
2004 - 2005 Water Board “De Stichtse Rijnlanden” Head of Flood Protection Department, regional Water Board De Stichtse Rijnlanden
2003 - 2004 Provincy Utrecht Senior project manager, Strategy Department, Province of Utrecht.
2002 - 2003 Provincy Utrecht Interim head of Department of Rural Development, Province of Utrecht
2001 - 2002 Provincy Utrecht Advisor flood management, Water Department, Province of Utrecht
1996 - 1997 Post-Higher Technical Education Centre, Amsterdam Lecturer of a course on Integrated Water Management at Post-Higher Technical Education Centre, Amsterdam
1991 - 2001 (Senior) advisor with WL | Delft Hydraulics, Department of Inland Water Systems, Delft, the Netherlands