Leonard Osté

expert on sediment and water quality AND program manager of the research program ‘From catchment tot coast’

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Dr. Leonard Osté is program manager of the Deltares research program ‘From catchment to coast’. This program focuses on the understanding of the entire aquatic ecosystem: groundwater, surface water, estuaries and coastal waters.

Next to his general role as a program leader, Leonard is an expert on sediment – water interactions. He has a broad experience in risk assessment of contaminated and eutrophic sediments within Dutch and European legislation and guidelines. He also has extensive knowledge on the effectiveness sediment related measures to improve water and sediment quality. He has evaluated a number of dredging and capping projects. He has done laboratory and field experiments on the addition of P-binding additives to lakes, such as aluminium and iron hydroxides

Working experience

2010-present Deltares senior researcher/advisor and program manager
2008-2009 Deltares researcher/advisor
2001-2007 Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch State water authority) / policy advisor
1996-2000 Wageningen University PhD Soil chemistry
1995-1996 highschool ‘Het Streek’ in Ede (NL) Teacher