Marnix van der Vat
Integrated water resource / flood risk management
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.
|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|
Indonesie: Joint Cooperation Program, leader of the component focused on supporting Integrated Water Resources Management among others by supporting the preparation of a River Basin Strategy for a Rriver basin in Papua Province.
Indonesia, 2011 - Present
Indonesia: Kalimantan Forest Carbon Partnership – Hydrological Rehabilitation, Design and Management, Project Director. Design and supervision of implementation of peatland rehabilitation by canal blocking to reduce subsidence, fires and carbon emissions.
Indonesia, 2010 - Present
Netherlands: Water Safety Central Holland, regional pilot with local authorities to assess cost and benefits of different options to improve the safety of Central Holland from flooding by the River Rhine.
The Netherlands, 2009 - 2011
Indonesia: Upper Citarum Basin Flood Management Study, Analysis of meteorology, hydrology, hydraulics and subsidence of the city of Bandung and its surroundings, preparation of a framework for flood risk mapping and application to identify feasible strategies.
Indonesia, 2009 - 2011
Netherlands: Project manager of a study to quantify the economic benefits of implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands, 2007
Indonesia: Master Plan Ex-Mega Rice Project Consultancy, development and application of a hydrological model to assess the impact of different land use scenarios on the conservation and rehabilitation of peat lands.
Indonesia, 2007 - 2009
Europe: Leader of Delft Hydraulics’ contribution to tasks 17, 18 and 19 of the EU FP6 FLOODsite programme on evacuation modelling and DSSs for long term flood risk management and flood event management.
Europe, 2006 - 2008
China: Evaluation of WWF’s Living Yangtze Programme.
China, 2006 - 2007
Singapore: Singapore Marina Reservoir Study, responsible for the assessment of the current situation and the impact of the construction of a dam regarding the urban hydrology, water quality and emissions using the 1D modelling package SOBEK.
Singapore, 2006 - 2007
Kenya: Supporting formulation and implementation of the Lake Naivasha Integrated Water Resources Management project
Kenya, 2005 - 2006
The impact of drainage and degradation on tropical peatland hydrology, and its implications for effective rehabilitation
Applegate, G.B., Hooijer, A., Mulyadi,D., Ichsan,N., and vander Vat, M. The impact of drainage and degradation on tropical peatland hydrology, and its implications for effective rehabilitation. In: proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress, peatlands in Balance, Stockholm, Sweden, June 3-8, 2012.
Subsidence In Drained Coastal Peatlands In Se Asia
A. Hooijer, B. Triadi, O. Karyanto, S.E. Page, M. van der Vat and G. Erkens. Subsidence In Drained Coastal Peatlands In Se Asia: Implications For Sustainability. In: proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress, peatlands in Balance, Stockholm, Sweden, June 3-8, 2012.
Risk assessment as a basis for sustainable flood management
Hooijer, A., Li, Y., Kerssens, P., Van der Vat, M. and Zhang, J. Risk assessment as a basis for sustainable flood management. In: Proceedings of the XXIX IAHR Congress held in Beijing, China, September 16-21, 2001, pp. 442 - 456.
Masterplanning for lake rehabilitation in Yunnan, China
Van der Vat, M.P., Hartman, M.W., He, B. and Kerssens, P.J.M. Masterplanning for lake rehabilitation in Yunnan, China. In: Proceedings of the twelfth Congress of Asia and Pacific Division of the IAHR held in Bangkok, Thailand, November 13 - 16, 2000.
Decision Support System for water management in the Dolna Wisla river basin
Groot, S., Van der Vat, M. and Rozynski, G. Decision Support System for water management in the Dolna Wisla river basin. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Conference of the Maritime Institute, Szczecin Branch: Problems of hydrodynamics and water management of river outlets with a special regard to Odra River outlet, held in Szczecin, Poland, December 1994, pp. I-18 - I-30.
3D hydrodynamics and water quality modelling for water managers
Robakiewicz, M. and Van der Vat, M. 3D hydrodynamics and water quality modelling for water managers - Gdansk Bay case. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Conference of the Maritime Institute, Szczecin Branch: Problems of hydrodynamics and water management of river outlets with a special regard to Odra River outlet, held in Szczecin, Poland, December 1994, pp. II-69 - II-82.
Modelling of the eutrophication of the Bay of Gdansk as a tool for decision makers
Van der Vat, M. P. Modelling of the eutrophication of the Bay of Gdansk as a tool for decision makers. In: Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Baltic Oceanographers, held in Sopot, Poland, 29 August - 1 September, 1994, Volume 1, pp. 497 - 505.
The effect of pollutants from the Vistula River on the water quality of the Bay of Gdansk
Van der Vat, M.P. and Robakiewicz, M. The effect of pollutants from the Vistula River on the water quality of the Bay of Gdansk. In: Proceedings of the International River Quality Symposium, held in Gdansk, Poland, 14 - 16 June, 1994.
Mathematical modelling as a tool for management in eutrophication control of shallow lakes
Van der Molen, D.T., Los, F.J., Van Ballegooijen, L. and Van der Vat, M.P. Mathematical modelling as a tool for management in eutrophication control of shallow lakes. Hydrobiologia, 276 (Feb): pp. 479 - 492.