Roderik Hoekstra wins DPC Rising Star award

Published: 1 December 2017

Roderik Hoekstra, a coastal expert at Deltares, has won the Rising Star award granted by Dredging and Port Construction (DPC). The award was handed over to Roderik during the DPC Innovation Awards event in London.

This award goes to a person who has already shown outstanding achievement in the maritime arena and demonstrated leadership in the following areas: initiative, drive and consistently going the extra mile. The jury praised Roderik’s dedication and wide-ranging activities in coastal and offshore engineering such as his role in the Central Dredging Association and his activities for the Delft University of Technology and UNESCO-IHE.


“I’m proud to have been in a position to see how the dredging industry adds value to our environment in terms of safety, sustainability and efficiency,” says Roderik. “I have had connections with the dredging industry since I was an MSc student at Delft University of Technology and I have always admired the passion and perseverance of people working in this sector. I hope to continue my involvement with dredging and to motivate students and young professionals to step up and work together on the challenges of the future, creating a better world for ourselves and many generations to come.”