Gerda Lenselink

Integrated water management

+31(0)88335 7817

Ir. Lenselink is a dedicated professional in the field of integrated water management. She works with enormous drive and passion.  She connects people and brings coherence to groups of experts with different disciplines and lets them excel beyond individual capacities.  She knows how to anticipate social developments and new policies and how to translate them into – for example – strategies for knowledge management and marketing. She is able to create new opportunities by combining her extensive knowledge with good personal relations with professionals and policy makers.

As an experienced program manager and excellent networker, Mrs. Lenselink bridges the gap between the worlds of water and spatial planning. Her projects predominantly involve multiple parties and have complex financing constructions. In addition she is responsible for directing various subprojects and subcontractors.  Over the past decade, she has been engaged in large innovative programs as Room for the River, Coastal Cooperative Program Vietnam – The Netherlands, Future Agenda Markermeer-IJmeer and Building with Nature-I.  She also used her experience and skills for setting up international training courses, working on capacity building and setting up learning communities.  She has shown her abilities in both a national and international context. As (interim) manager Mrs. Lenselink has been responsible for groups up to 20-25 persons.

Working experience

2010 - Present Deltares Strategic advisor integrated water management.
2008 - 2009 Deltares Senior advisor spatial development.
2005 - 2008 Rijkswaterstaat, Institute of Water Management and Waste Water Treatment Senior advisor spatial development.
2002 - 2004 Rijkswaterstaat, Institute of Water Management and Waste Water Treatment Team manager landscape development and design.
1997 - 2001 Rijkswaterstaat, Institute of Water Management and Waste Water Treatment Senior wetland specialist.
1990 - 1996 Rijkswaterstaat – Division IJsselmeergebied Team manager soil processes.
1989 - 1992 National Archaeological Survey (ROB), Foundation for Roman Research Valkenburg (South-Holland), RAAP Archaeological Consultancy, County Gouda, The Netherlands Physical geographer.
1989 De Ruiter Pedologist.
1988 - 1989 Agricultural University Wageningen, The Netherlands Physical geographer.
1983 - 1985 Agricultural University Wageningen, The Netherlands Student assistant.