Lucas Janssen

Head of Catchment and Urban Hydrology LinkedIn profile

Lucas Janssen holds an MSc and a PhD from the Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He wrote his PhD on the integrated use of satellite data and geo-data for land-use inventories. At the start of Deltares (2008) he became head of the Department of Economics, Scenarios and Innovation. With his team he worked on societal cost benefit analysis, scenario studies, developing entrepreneurship and innovation in the water context.
Since 2015 he has been heading the Department of Catchment and Urban Hydrology. His team, existing of 25 hydrologists, is working on a wide variety of projects around the globe. These projects consider a wide range of customers, such as Dutch Water Boards, WorldBank, Asian Development Bank, World Resource Institute and NGO’s such as Red Cross and World Wildlife Fund. To carry out these project also hydrological software (Open Source) is being developed. When possible Deltares takes a ‘collaborative modeling’ approach. Lucas is part of Deltares’ Urban team that focuses on issues such as urban floods, (climate) adaptive planning and urban resilience.

Working experience

2015-present Deltares Head of Catchment and Urban Hydrology
2008-2015 Deltares Head of Department Economics, Scenarios and Innovation
2003-2008 Rijkswaterstaat Head of Department Water Quality
2000-2003 Rijkswaterstaat Head of Department Geo Information Systems
1997-2000 University Twente - ITC Associate Professor Remote Sensing
1993-1997 Rijkswaterstaat Senior consultant Remote Sensing