Roderik Hoekstra wins DPC Rising Star award
Published: 1 December 2017
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.”