Since July 2004, Nick van de Giesen has held the Van Kuffeler Chair of Water Resources Management of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences. He teaches Integrated Water Resources Management (CT4450) and Water Management (CT3011, 2005). His main interests are the modeling of complex water resources systems and the development of science-based decision support systems. The interaction between water systems and their users is the core theme in both his research portfolio and his teaching curriculum. Since 1 April 2009, he is chairman of the Delft Research Initiative Environment.

Before coming to Delft University, he worked from 1998 to 2004 at the Center for Development Research of Bonn University, where his main activity was the scientific coordination of the GLOWA Volta Project. From 1994 to 1998, he did Post-Doctoral research on the hydrology and management of inland valleys at WARDA, Cote d'Ivoire. He received his PhD from Cornell University for his work on wetland development in Rwanda. At Wageningen University, he did his MSc in irrigation engineering.

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Professor at the Van Kuffeler Endowed Chair of Water Resources Management at the Department of Water Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology


PhD in Soil and Water Engineering, Cornell University
MSc in Land and Water Management, Wageningen University and Research Centre


Civil Engineering and Geosciences

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