Specialist Water resources expert and wetland management
Dr Hooijer has worked in more than 25 countries since 1990, both in Europe and in the tropics. Most of his projects have been multidisciplinary efforts to find solutions for sustainable management of land and water systems, in which he is active as adviser, researcher and often project leader. Core areas of expertise are water resources management and wetland/peatland management. Activities include development of field monitoring systems, data analysis, environmental impact assessments and training.
In recent years, a key activity has been the development of science based management support projects for lowland peatlands in SE Asia, which make up 10% of the region’s land area, for Governments, NGOs and private business. These activities have evolved from process studies (of the hydrological and carbon cycles, in relation to management and ecology) to impact assessments (determining how peatlands are affected by drainage and fires) to practical management and rehabilitation (aiming to reduce these impacts).
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|1999||Deltares||Senior Adviser (Specialist level since 2009) with Deltares (formerly Delft Hydraulics).|
|1997-1999||Royal Holloway Institute for Environmental Research||Researcher with the Royal Holloway Institute for Environmental Research, London.|
|1995-1997||University of Western Australia||Consultant with Centre for Water research (University of Western Australia) and Montgomery Watson Consultants (Australia), mostly for projects in SE Asia.|
|1990-1995||Free University of Amsterdam||Researcher with the Department of Earth Sciences, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.|
Adviser to KFCP (Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership, for Ausaid); team leader of two KFCP activities: i) Hydrological Rehabilitation Design and Management and ii) development of a Greenhouse Gas Model.
Principal Investigator of the SDWA Peatland Programme, supervising a research group in support of improved management of tropical peatlands. With NUS (National University Singapore), for Singapore EDB.
Cluster leader of ‘hydrology and water management’ activities in the ‘Ex Mega Rice Project Master Plan’ project. With Euroconsult Mott McDonald and others, for Netherlands Government.
Kampar Science Based Management Support Project for APRIL
Project leader of Kampar Science Based Management Support Project for APRIL, a programme aiming to help the company improve its management of Acacia plantations on peatland. With ProForest, University of Leicester, University of Helsinki and others.
Water Sector Improvement Umbrella Project
Adviser to the Commissioner of Water (Ministry of Natural Resources) in the Water Sector Improvement Umbrella Project. Development of a national Water Resources Management Strategy for Lesotho. With SWECO, for the WorldBank.
Hydrology and water resources management’
Technical Assistant ‘hydrology and water resources management’ in the Water REMIND programme in Cebu, supporting local water management organizations in developing a Water Resources Management Action Plan for Central Cebu. For DGIS/UNDP.
Air Hitam Laut’ River Basin Study
Adviser in the ‘Air Hitam Laut’ River Basin Study; contributing to Guidelines for improved River Basin Management. With WI, WUR and others, for Netherlands Government.
Adviser in the Danube Delta Restoration Study. With DDNI and RIZA, for EU.
IRMA-SPONGE Umbrella Program
The Netherlands, 2000-2002
Europe: Project co-ordinator of the IRMA-SPONGE Umbrella Program, which incorporates 13 large European (The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland) flood risk management projects in the Rhine and Meuse River Basins. With 35 partners from 6 countries, for EU.
Researcher in the EU-wide (UK, France, Germany, Sweden) PROTOWET project for the Functional Assessment of European Wetland Ecosystems. With 15 European organizations, for EU.
Sarawak Water Resources Master Plan Study
Consultant in Sarawak Water Resources Master Plan Study. With Montgomery Watson and Centre for Water Research (University of Western Australia), for Sarawak Government.
Extent of industrial plantations on Southeast Asian peatlands in 2010 with analysis of historical expansion and future projections
Miettinen, J., Hooijer, A., Shi, C., Tollenaar, D., Vernimmen, R., Liew, S., Malins, C., Page, S. 2012. Extent of industrial plantations on Southeast Asian peatlands in 2010 with analysis of historical expansion and future projections. GCB Bioenergy 4(6), 908-918.
Carbon Dioxide Fluxes in an Acacia plantation on tropical peatland
Jauhiainen, J., Hooijer, A., and Page, S. 2012. Carbon Dioxide Fluxes in an Acacia plantation on tropical peatland. Biogeosciences, 9, 617–630, 2012.
Subsidence and carbon loss in drained tropical peatlands
Hooijer, A., Page, S., Jauhiainen, J., Lee, W. A., Lu, X., Idris, A and Anshari, G.. 2012. Subsidence and carbon loss in drained tropical peatlands. Biogeosciences, 9, 1053–1071.
Evaluation and bias correction of satellite rainfall data for drought monitoring in Indonesia. Hydro
Vernimmen, R. R. E., Hooijer, A., Mamenun, Aldrian, E., and Van Dijk A. I. J. M. (2012) Evaluation and bias correction of satellite rainfall data for drought monitoring in Indonesia. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 133–146.
Peatland conversion and degradation processes in insular Southeast Asia: a case study in Jambi, Indonesia
Miettinen, J., Wang, J., Hooijer, A., Liew, S. 2011. Peatland conversion and degradation processes in insular Southeast Asia: a case study in Jambi, Indonesia. Land Degradation & Development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1130.
Current and future CO2 emissions from drained peatlands in Southeast Asia
Hooijer, A., Page, S., Canadell, J.G., Silvius. M., Kwadijk J., Wösten, H., and Jauhiainen, J. 2010. Current and future CO2 emissions from drained peatlands in Southeast Asia. Biogeosciences, 7, 1–10.
Assessment of CO2 emissions from drained peatlands in SE Asia
Hooijer, A., Silvius, M., Wösten, H. and Page, S. 2006. PEAT-CO2, Assessment of CO2 emissions from drained peatlands in SE Asia. Delft Hydraulics report Q3943 (2006).
Tropical peatlands in south-east Asia
Hooijer, A., 2006, Tropical peatlands in south-east Asia. In: Rydin, H.; Jeglum, J.K. (eds), The Biology of Peatlands, Oxford University Press, 233–239.
Modelling tropical peatland water management at river basin scale: a case study for the Air Hitam Laut watershed in Indonesia
Wösten, H.; Hooijer, A.; Siderius, C., Rais, D.S., Aswandi, Idris A., Rieley, J., 2005, Modelling tropical peatland water management at river basin scale: a case study for the Air Hitam Laut watershed in Indonesia. Journal of River Basin Management, 4(4), 233-244.
Hydrology of tropical wetland forests: recent research results from Sarawak peatswamps
Hooijer, A. 2005, Hydrology of tropical wetland forests: recent research results from Sarawak peatswamps. In: M. Bonell and L.A. Bruijnzeel (eds), in Forests-water-people in the humid tropics, 2005, Cambridge University Press, 447–461.
Recommendations for Strategies for Sustainable Flood Risk Management in the Rhine and Meuse River Basins
Hooijer, A., F. Klijn, G.B.M. Pedroli and A.G. van Os, 2004, Recommendations for Strategies for Sustainable Flood Risk Management in the Rhine and Meuse River Basins: a Synopsis of the Findings of IRMA-SPONGE. Rivers Research and Applications., 20(3), 343–357.
Climate adaptation in the Netherlands - how are the Netherlands dealing with it?
Hooijer, A., Kerssens, P., Balfoort, H., Klein, H., Kattenberg. A., de Boer, M., 2003, Climate adaptation in the Netherlands - how are the Netherlands dealing with it? Final report of the Dutch Dialogue on Climate and Water. Published by the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) for the third World Water Forum (Kyoto, March 2003).
Towards Sustainable Flood Risk management in the Rhine and Meuse River basins
Hooijer, A., F. Klijn, J, Kwadijk and B. Pedroli, 2002, Towards Sustainable Flood Risk management in the Rhine and Meuse River basins, Main results of the IRMA-Sponge research programme. NCR-publication 18 – 2002. ISSN 1568-234X.
Floodplain hydrology - an ecologically oriented study of the Shannon Callows, Ireland
Hooijer, A. 1996, Floodplain hydrology - an ecologically oriented study of the Shannon Callows, Ireland. Published PhD Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-9009053-3.