Dr. Meindert Van present position is Expertise Manager Dike Technology at Deltares in The Netherlands. Previous positions have been director knowledge and head of the research department of GeoDelft.
He has over 20 years experience in geotechnical projects and is more than 10 years responsible for the Dutch geotechnical research for Dike technology. He has been involved in crisis teams of recent dike failures and evacuations: Woltersum, Wilnis and Stein. He initiated many research projects in The Netherlands i.e. the IJkdijk-project and Flood Control 2015 project as well as in several international projects. He has been member of three Dutch official visits after New Orleans Flood and was leading the geotechnical part of the Dutch perspective
for New Orleans. He is member of several national and international committees, scientific coordinator of the European FloodProBE project and chairman of TC201 ‘dikes and levees’ of the ISSMGE. Recently he initiated a cooperation with USACE-ERDC and RPI for a DHS-grant project on smart levees. He published over fifty papers, tree books and received two Dutch geotechnical awards.
|2008 - present||Deltares||Expertise Manager Dike Technology.|
|2004 - 2007||GeoDelft||Director Knowledge, Scientific Board Member.|
|2002 - 2003||GeoDelft||Head of Strategic Research department.|
|1998 - 2001||GeoDelft||Product Manager Development at the department of Earth Structures.|
|1990 - 1997||GeoDelft||Project leader and senior consultant at the department of Earth Structures.|
|1989||GeoDelft||Project leader at the department Fundamental Research.|
|1987 - 1988||Dutch Railways Utrecht||Apprenticeship, master thesis and employee, department Concrete Structures.|
|1986 - 1987||Delft University of technology||Computational teacher at faculty of Civil Engineering|
Dutch approach to flood risk management for La Mojana in Colombia
Mosselman, E., M. Kok, H. Leenen & M. Van. Book of Abstracts, NCR-days 2012, October 4-5, 2012, Arnhem, Nederlands Centrum voor Rivierkunde, Ed. R. Schielen, pp.43-44.
In situ testing of the strength of asphaltic revetments on sand dikes
Wichman B.G.H.M., Huurman M., Van M.A. 12th Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference, Rostock, May27-June1, 2012, ISBN 978-3-9813953-4-1.
Validation of Sellmeijer’s model for backward piping under dikes on multiple sand layers
Vera van Beek, Qiuling Yao, Meindert Van, Frans Barends. ICSE6-39 Sixth International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Paris, August 27-31, 2012.
Science and policy implications of the European FloodProBE project: Flood protection for the build environment
M.A. Van, C.C.D.F. van Ree, K. Heilemann, M.W. Morris, P. Royet and C. Zevenbergen. FloodRisk2012, Rotterdam, Nov 2012. Extended abstract, ISBN: 978-0-415-62144-1.
FloodProBE: technologies for improved safety of the built environment in relation to flood events
C.C.D.F. van Ree, M.A. Van, K. Heilemann, M.W. Morris, P. Royet, C. Zevenbergen. Environmental science & policy 14 (2011), Elsevier, pp 874 – 883.
Administrative Report for TC-1, Dike Technology and Coastal Engineering
M.A. Van. Proceedings of XVII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt, 5-9 oct 2009, ISBN 978-1-60750-031-5, Post-conference Volume 5, pp 3735-3737.
A feeling for soil and water
Meindert Van, Evert den Haan & Jurjen van Deen (eds). A tribute to prof. Frans Barends, Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands, 2011, Deltares select Series 07/2011, Volume 7, ISSN 1877-5608.
Preventing Internal Erosion Phenomena with the BioGrout process
M.A. Van, G.A. van den Ham, M. Blauw, M.Latil, N. Benahmed, P. Philippe. Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, A. Anagnostopoulos et al. (Eds.), IOS Press, 2011.
General report of Technical session 3B-‘Monitoring, Performance and Evaluation’
M.A.Van and F.B.J Barends. Proceedings of the XVII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Alexandria, Egypt, 5-9 oct 2009, ISBN 978-1-60750-031-5, pp 3303-3313.
Evaluation of Full Scale Levee Stability test at Booneschans and Corresponding Centrifuge Tests
M.A. Van, C. Zwanenburg, A.R. Koelewijn and H. van Lottum. Proceedings of XVII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt, 5-9 oct 2009, ISBN 978-1-60750-031-5, pp 2048-2051.
Horizontal Translational Failures of Levees due to Water Filled gaps
Meindert A. Van, Cor Zwanenburg, John M. van Esch, Michael K. Sharp, Reed L. Mosher. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, aug 2008 ISBN 1-8870009-12-4.
Climate Proof Geotechnical Innovations Integrated in Spatial Planning and Flood Risk
N. Eernink, H. Schelfhout and M.A. Van. In 11th Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference, Geotechnics in Maritime Engineering, 15-18 september 2008, Gdansk, Poland, edited by Z. Mlynarek , Z. Sikora and E. Dembicki, ISBN 978-83-602610-7-1, Vol 2, pp 579-584
Climate Change Resistant Coastline by biological In-situ reinforcement of Sand
Blauw, M, Harkes, M, Loosdrecht, MCM van, Paassen, LA van, Van, M.A. & Ruyt, M van der. In 11th Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference, Geotechnics in Maritime Engineering, 15-18 September 2008, Gdansk, Poland, edited by Z. Mlynarek , Z. Sikora and E. Dembicki, ISBN 978-83-602610-7-1, Vol 2, pp 585-589.
De Kunst van Zeeweren (The Art of Sea Defence)
Meindert Van, Jan Heemstra en Frans Barends. Chapter in Book ‘Bodemdaling’, editors Frans Barends, Douwe Dillingh, Ramon Hanssen and Kyra van Onselen, ISBN 978-90-5199-521-3, chapter 5.5 pp 205-214.
The Kyoto Road, a full-scale test. Measurements and calculations
Eekelen, S.J.M. van, M.A. Van and A. Bezuijen. Proc. 14th Eur. Conf. Of Soil Mechanics and geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, sept 2007, Rotterdam, Millpress, 2007, Vol. 3, pp. 1533-1538.
|2011 - Present||Member Advisory Board USA NIST-project||Development of a Multi-scale Monitoring and Health Assessment Framework for Effective Management of Levees and Flood-Control Infrastructure Systems|
|2011 - Present||Member International Scientific Committee of FloodRisk2012 conference||Nov 2012, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.|
|2011 - Present||Member CEN-BT WG 203 ‘Earthworks'|
|2010 - Present||Member International Scientific Committee||Member International Scientific Committee of the 12th Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference on Infrastructure in the Baltic Sea Region, 31 May-2 June 2012, Germany, Rostock|
|2010 - Present||Member Overseas Conference Committee||Member Overseas Conference Committee of 7th Int Conf on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, September16-21, 2013, USA, Chicago, IL|
|2010 - Present||Chairman of Technical Committee TC201||Chairman of Technical Committee TC201 ‘Dikes and Levees, coastal erosion and land reclamation’ of ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering)|
|2009 - Present||Scientific coordinator FloodProBE (EU-FP7-project)||Scientific coordinator FloodProBE (EU-FP7-project) and as such also member Advisory Board|
|2009 - Present||Member Dutch Calamities Team Water||Member Dutch Calamities Team Water defences (CTW Calamiteiten Team Waterkeringen)|
|2008 - 2009||Member International Advisory Committee of the International Symposium on Geo-environmental Engineering ISGE2009||7-10 sept 2009, Zhejiang, China|
|2008 - Present||Member Dutch mirror group CEN-BT WG 203 ‘Earthworks’||Member Dutch mirror group CEN-BT WG 203 ‘Earthworks’|
|2008 - 2012||Member Dutch steering group asphalt revetments||Member Dutch steering group asphalt revetments.|
|2006 - 2010||Chairman of Technical Committee TC1 ‘Coastal Engineering and Dike Technology’||Chairman of Technical Committee TC1 ‘Coastal Engineering and Dike Technology’ of ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering).|
|2006 - Present||Member ENW-technique Committee||Member ENW-technique Committee (Expertise Network Water safety)|
|2006 - 2008||Member International Advisory Committee||Member International Advisory Committee of the 11th Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference on Geotechnics in Maritime Engineering.|
|2005 - 2008||Member steering Committee||Member steering Committee – VI International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering.|