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 colloquium Tijmen Groot (1st June)

On the 1st of June, MSc student Tijmen Groot will present the results of his graduation research project. During his project, Tijmen examined the effects of embedded pipes on the macro-stability of dikes ... read more

NWO-ALW funds Sandbox project

NWO-ALW decided to fund the project SANDBOX: Smart and sustainable design for offshore operations in a sandy seabed. This project is a cooperation between the TU Delft, NIOZ-Yerseke, and the University of Twente. ... read more

Pieter Roos Civil Engineering teacher of the year

For the 3rd year in row, UT civil engineering students voted Pieter Roos as teacher of the year. Pieter teaches the course ‘Mathematical Physics for Water Systems’ ... read more

Climate change impacts & anthropogenic threats affect mangroves’ adaptive capacity

Erik Horstman, Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen, Tjeerd Bouma and Suzanne Hulscher recently published the results of a study combining field observations and numerical simulations of hydro- and sediment dynamics in mangroves. ... read more

New PhD research project on blue water scarcity

Through NWO’s call The New Delta, the application for a PhD position was accepted for funding! ... read more

WEM researchers attending NCK Days

On 19 and 20 March, a large group of WEM staff members and students attended the annual NCK Days (organized by Rijkswaterstaat). This year’s conference was held at Camperduin, and the recently constructed dune area at the former Hondsbossche Zeewering was one of the major topics. ... read more