Ing. John Lambert is expert in the field where civil engineering and geohydrology meet each other. He has a wide experience in applied geohydrologie, combining field methods (drilling, pumping tests, geophysics) with a theoretical approach (groundwater modeling, design of dewatering installations, prediction and monitoring of effects and risk management). He applies this experience in complicated, risky, calamitous and forensic projects.
John is also co-developer and patent holder of BioSealing ©; BioSealing is a self-steering, sustainable and cheap method to seal leaks by means of clogging of the subsoil. The clogging mechanism is induced by stimulating growth of micro-organisms. Under his guidance, BioSealing is now applied in the Netherlands, France, Austria and Japan.
He is also secretary of the International Unesco Working Group on Land Subsidence (Land Level Lowering).
|2008 - Present||Deltares||Senior Advisor|
|1992 - 2008||GeoDelft||Advisor|
|1987 - 1992||TNO Institute of Applied Geoscience||Geohydrologist|
|1983 - 1987||Province Zeeland||Geohydrologist|
|1974 - 1983||National Institute for Drinking water Supply||jr. Geohydrologist|
Singapore, 2011 - 2012
Independent assessor of the Marina Barrage Settlements
Netherlands, 2009 - 2012
Advisor on North South line, Amsterdam
Netherlands, Vlaketunnel urgency team.
Argentine and Chile, 2001 - 2002
Geotechnical and geohydrological fieldsurvey, Tierra del Fuego (Representative of Shell Global Solutions).
Netherlands, 1999 - 2012
Netherlands and abroad, research and pilot projects on BioSealing
Advisor of the Kildare County Council (Ireland) on the implementation of a subsurface geomembrane construction.
Netherlands, Tramtunnel, The Hague, advisor geohydrology.
Netherlands, 1995 - 2000
Netherlands, Space for the River Projects
Netherlands, 1987 - 1992
Netherlands, Drought studies (time-series analysis) of the Netherlands.
Netherlands, 1992 - 2012
Netherlands, Different lawsuits as hydrological expert e.g. “Westerhaven” Groningen; Railway-tunnel Best.
Bacteria help to change soil properties
Lecture: GeoFlorida 2010
Guidelines for the construction of Geomembranes COB
Groundwater leakage stopped by bacteria
Geotechnical Conference, Madrid
The challenge to adapt soil properties Contribution to ACSE
The challenge to adapt soil properties Contribution to ACSE, Cardiff
BioSealing and BioClogging
Lecture for the symposium on well-management Lambert, J. BioSealing and BioClogging, June 2th. Nieuwegein
BioSealing to reduce risks in tunnelling
Lambert, J.; Veenbergen, V. and Ross, N. Tunnels and Tunnelling International, October 2005
A drainage system underneath the Olympic stadium of Amsterdam
Lambert, J.; Nijs, P. den; Spaandonk, R. van. Geofilters 2004; Proceedings 4th International Congress on Filters and Drainage in Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, Stellenbosch, October 2004
BioSealing, een nieuwe herstelmethode voor waterremmende constructies
Lambert, J.W.M. Geotechniek, 8 (2004) 5, Special Funderingen, pp.
BioSealing: how micro-organisms become our little allies in repairing leaks
Lambert, J.; Veenbergen, V.; Hoek, E.E. van der; Karstens, S. Ingeokring Newsletter, 11 (2004) 1, pp. 9 -12
Lambert, J. Lecture Symposium Leakage management, Delft, maart 2004