April 2016 – now: Postdoctoral Researchers DoUbT project

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, Universiteit van Amsterdam

September 2011 – February 2016: PhD candidate ” Uncertainties and Deltas”

Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University, Amsterdam
Water Resources Management group (WRM), Wageningen University

Supervisors: prof. Arhur Petersen (VU-University/University College London); prof. Margreet Zwarteveen (UNESCO-IHE, UvA) and dr. Philippus Wester (ICIMOD and Wageningen University)

PhD defence: 22 September 2016

Topic: Production and use of knowledge for (long term) Delta Planning processes. Special interest in the role of conceptualizations (e.g. future scenario’s, adaptive governance and fact construction through modelling) and the export of Dutch conceptualization to Vietnam (Mekong Delta Plan) and Bangladesh (Bangladesh Delta Plan).

Teaching contributions to various MSc and BSc courses at Wageningen University, including:

  • Water Governance: issues and concepts – Paradigm shifts block
  • Issues and Concepts in International Land and Water Management – Actor Network block
  • Research Approaches in international land and water managementDesign in Land and Water management 1
  • Introduction to International Land and Water Management
  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences


August 2009 – September 2011: Lecturer/researcher Dynamic Deltas

Teaching & Proposal writing for funds acquisition
Wageningen UR, IWE-group, Wageningen


August – December 2008: Curriculum Development project, Sana’s University, Yemen

Development of readers for courses: Gender & IWRM and Research Methods in IWRM
Wageningen UR, IWE-group, Wageningen



2015: DoUbT: Deltas’ dealings with uncertainty: Multiple practices and knowledges of delta
Funded by: Open Research Area (NWO)
Co-authors: Margreet Zwarteveen, Arthur Petersen, Jean Philippe Venot and Atsuro Morita

2011: Communities and institutions for flood resilience: enhancing knowledge and capacity to
manage flood risk in the Bangladeshi and Dutch Deltas
Funded by: NWO-WOTRO (integrated project)
Co-author: Philippus Wester




2015: Amphibious Anticipation: Delta planning , the future and ontological multiplicity. Conference paper. Invited paper presentation at the panel “Towards an anthropology of the amphibious”, IUAES 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

2015: Parliaments of Mud, paper presentation at workshop “Latour and Environmental Governance”,  18-19 may University College London, UK

2010: Parallel Coevolution in Delta Water Management: California and the Netherlands. DELTA 2011 conference, Hanoi, Vietnam


September 2005 – June 2009 MSc in International Land and Water Management,
Specialization in Irrigation and Water Engineering Wageningen UR, IWE-group, Wageningen

September 2002 – March 2009 BSc in International Land and Water Management,
Specialization in Irrigation and Water Engineering Wageningen UR, IWE-group, Wageningen

September 1995 – June 2001 VWO, Natuur & Techniek + Economie 1 and Informatica
Scholengemeenschap Bogerman, Sneek