Marjolijn Haasnoot

Water resources management and environmental modelling

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Dr. Haasnoot is an environmental scientist specialized in water management, integrated assessment modeling and decision-making under deep uncertainty. Over the past 20 years she worked on (inter)national research and consultancy projects assessing impacts of climate change and socio-economic developments and alternative management options to develop robust and adaptive plans. She has worked in many projects related to water management and planning not only in the Netherlands but in other countries as well (e.g., USA, New Zealand, UK, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, Russia). She developed the adaptation pathways method (called Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways; DAPP) to support decision making uncertain change. This method inspired and triggered collaboration with policy makers and researchers from all over the world (e.g. Dutch Delta Programme, governments of Bangladesh and New Zealand, US Army Corps, CSIRO, and San Francisco Water Utilities Commission). The pathways approach has been combined with the decision scaling, adaptation tipping points, scenario discovery, which are bottom-up approachs to assess vulnerabilities. She is a member of the leadership team of the Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty and the editorial board of the new scientific journal Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling (SESMO).

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Working experience

2008 – pres. Deltares Climate adaptation and risk management
2008 – 2013 Delft University of Technology Postdoctoral research: Adaptive delta management: development, acculturation, and dissemination in Bangladesh and Indonesia.
2013 – pres. Femconsult consultants on gender and development, board member
2008 – 2013 Twente University and Utrecht University PhD. research, Perspectives in Integrated Water Resources Management. Sustainable water management in a changing environment.
2007 – 2008 WL | Delft Hydraulics, Inland Water Systems Division, River Basin Management Researchers/advisor water resources management
2002 – 2008 GAIA network of female earth scientists Board Member GAIA, Set-up and coordination of GAIA Ambassadors Network (GAN)
2001 – 2007 WL | Delft Hydraulics Researcher/advisor ecohydrology and environmental modelling
1998 – 2001 RIZA, Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment Water management and groundwater modelling, impacts of climate change
1995-1996 Student Committee Environmental Sciences Co-founding
1995-1997 Education Committee Environmental Sciences Member