Water Engineering & Management (WEM)

The two chair groups “Water Management” and “Marine and Fluvial Systems” cooperate under the umbrella of “Water Engineering & Management”. Our mission is to do research and provide education in the areas of water systems and management. The aim is to increase our understanding of the natural processes in water systems and the socio-economic processes that affect these systems, and to develop tools that can effectively be used to support the management of rivers, river basins, seas and coastal zones.

In our view, water-related problems such as flooding, water scarcity, pollution and ecological deterioration can only be solved through a multi-disciplinary approach, which involves both knowledge of engineering and expertise from the natural, social and policy sciences.

Chair groups

- Water Management (prof.dr.ir. Arjen Y. Hoekstra)

- Marine and Fluvial Systems (prof.dr. Suzanne J.M.H. Hulscher)

Latest news

Announcement colloquia August

Harmjan Benninga
For the Biała Tarnowska catchment in Poland, Harm-Jan developed an ensemble flow forecasting system consisting of a lumped hydrological model and meteorological ensemble forecast data as input. ... read more

Veni grant for Bas Borsje

We are pleased to announce that NWO granted Bas Borsje a VENI scholarship. This personal grant enables him to do 4 years of research in the field of nature-based flood defence at the group of Water Engineering and Management ... read more

Pre-announcement PhD vacancy at WEM

A new PhD position was funded and the application procedure is expected to start soon. The position will be part of the NOW funded project SANDBOX: Smart and sustainable design for offshore operations in a sandy seabed. ... read more

WEM MSC student experiments with the wind at Oerol festival (Terschelling)

Doing research at a festival is not common business for water engineering students. Nevertheless, Elise Leusink is conducting experiments during this week’s Oerol festival at Terschelling. Within the project ‘Stuiflab’ ... read more

Analysis of water quality status of Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Jane Ndungu, Denie Augustijn, Suzanne Hulscher, Bernard Fulanda, Nzula Kitaka and Jude Mathooko published a paper on the analysis of water quality data in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, using principal component analysis and cluster analysis. ... read more

Produced water can reduce water scarcity in Iraq

Basma Waisi, Sam Karim, Denie Augustijn, Mustafa Al-Furaiji and
Suzanne Hulscher published a paper in which they analyzed the
volumes and chemical composition of produced water accompanying oil production in south Iraq. ... read more