Roelof Stuurman is specialist in integral management of environment, water and soil: hydrogeological systems analysis on a regional and local scale in support of spatial -, environmental- and water policy planning. Research is focused on the relation groundwater- surface water in the upper meters of the subsurface (water quality, water dynamics) and on research on seepage processes in relation to surface water base flow conditions, ecology and water quality.
Groundwater generalist: flow processes, water quality, water temperature, isotopes, geology, subsidence, fresh-salt processes, monitoring network design.
Urban water: research on the interaction of surface water-ground water-communal water-ecology within the urban area (urban water systems analysis, including ground subsidence), quantification of integral municipal water system, design of municipal (ground) water monitoring networks.
Specialist in natural and man-made (hydro-) geological hazards. Risk analysis. advisor in various lawsuits concerning material damages.
Wetland recovery and management: ecohydrological research up to plant-root zone level. knowledge in the area of quantitative and water quality processes at different scales.