Jaap Schellekens

Expert Hydrology and Hydrological modelling

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Since 2001 Dr. Schellekens has been working for Deltares where he is involved in projects and research related to hydrological modelling, watershed management and flood forecasting.  Dr. Schellekens has extensive experience in (forest) hydrology, the hydrological implications of land-use and climate change, hydrological modelling (with special reference to flood forecasting) and hydrometeorological measurement techniques. In addition, Dr. Schellekens has lead a number of large projects related to (probabilistic) flood forecasting and has advised a number of leading meteorological agencies on the implementation of the Delft-FEWS flood forecasting system. Currently he coordinates the eartH2Observe FP7 EU project on global Earth Observation for Integrated Water Resource Assessment. His work has been published in leading scientific journals.

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Working experience

2012 - Now Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Secondment (0.2 at Associate Professor Level) at the Critical Zone Hydrology group
2009 - Now Deltares, Catchment hydrology department Expert Advisor Hydrology
2002 - 2005 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, department of Environmental GeoSciences (0,2) Assistant Professor
2005 - 2009 WL | Delft Hydraulics, River Basin Management unit Senior Hydrologist
2001 - 2004 WL | Delft Hydraulics, River Basin Management unit Hydrologist
2000 - 2004 International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE), Delft, the Netherlands Guest lecturer
1999 - 2001 the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on hydrological effects of (re)forestation of a degraded watershed in Slovenia Post-doc researcher
1998 - 1999 the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on hydrological modelling and tropical forest hydrology Adjunct researcher
1995 - 1998 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on hydrological processes and modelling in a tropical rain forest catchment Ph.D. researcher
1994 Groen Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Hydrological modelling consultant (Free-Lance)
1994 Randstad uitzendbureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Software developer (C, C++)
1993 - 1994 Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Hydrological researcher
1992, 1993 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Assistent Lecturer computer programming