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 July

Bram Schnitzler
Using the morphodynamic model Delft3D as a research tool, Bram explored the possibilities to improve wave-breaking effects on modelled sediment transport. By parameterizing wave breaking effects t ... 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

Vacancy PhD candidate "Optimizing operational water management with Sentinel-1 satellites" (m/v)

PhD candidate "Optimizing operational water management with Sentinel-1 satellites" (m/v)

The prospective candidate will work on the project “Optimizing Water Availability with Sentinel-1 Satellites (OWAS1S)”. This project is funded under the Water 2014 programme by the Technology Foundation STW, part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) ... 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

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

Announcement colloquium Anouk Bomers (18th June)

Anouk Bomers, MSc student at the WEM department, will present the results of her graduation research project on the 18th of June.
Anouk examined the effects of roughness change in flood defences exposed to the wave overtopping failure mechanism. ... read more