Name  Anouk Bomers
Department: Water Engineering and Management
Tel.: +31 53 489 1062
Tel. Secretary: +31 53 489 3546
Position: PhD student

Postal Address:
University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Department of Water Engineering & Management
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede


Dutch water policy is currently changing towards a risk based approach, which leads to a significant increase of safety levels expressed in recurrence times in areas where consequences of a flood are large (1:10,000 and higher). The traditional flood frequency method (based on extrapolation of historical records of only 110 years) yields large uncertainties in predicting design discharges corresponding to extremely large recurrence times. Therefore, the alternative method GRADE was developed. Validation must be performed to evaluate if GRADE is indeed capable of predicting design discharges for the Dutch river system with a smaller uncertainty interval than the traditional method. Reconstructions of historic floods will provide useful knowledge that can be used for this validation process. Therefore, Anouk will focus during her PhD-project on the parametrization and translation of hydraulic characteristics of the river and floodplains of the various historical years and use this as input for the hydraulic models to reconstruct past flood magnitudes.


09-11-2015 PhD-candidate, University of Twente. Floods of the past – Design for the future


2013-2015 MSc. Civil Engineering (Water Engineering and Management), University of Twente
2012-2013 Minor Physical Geography, Lund University
2010-2013 BSc. Civil Engineering, University of Twente



Aguilar-Lopez, J.P., Bomers, A., Warmink, J.J., Schielen, R.M.J., Hulscher, S.J.M.H. (2016). Effect of roads over crests of dikes in the probabilistic wave overtopping failure assessment. Journal of Coastal Engineering (to be submitted)

Bomers, A., Aguilar-Lopez, J.P., Warmink, J.J., Hulscher, S.J.M.H. (2016). Modelling effects of an asphalt road on erosion patterns during wave overtopping. Journal of Ocean Engineering (submitted)

Bomers, A., Historie als informatiebron: Historische overstromingen – ontwerp voor de toekomst, Conceptueel (in press)

Conference proceedings

Bomers, A., Aguilar-Lopez, J.P., Warmink, J.J., Hulscher, S.J.M.H. (2016). Modelling erosion development during wave overtopping of an asphalt road covered dike, FLOODrisk2016 – 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, Innovation, Implementation and Integration, Lyon, France.

Schielen, R.M.J., Bomers, A., Kroekenstoel, D. (2014). Unraveling the contributions of wind, sea level and discharge to design water levels in the Dutch delta. Proc. 7th River Flow Congress, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 1729-1736.


MSc thesis Road impact on erosion development during overtopping flood events

BSc thesis Kansbijdragen van de verschillende stochasten in het benedenrivierengebied 


Master courses Civil Engineering and Management

Design Project Water, MSc level, 7.5 EC, 2015-now
Responsible for modelling part of the course

Graduation porjects

Supervision of Bsc-projects:
R. de Boer (The effect of retaining water extremes in nature areas on water policy), Waterschap Reest en Wieden
J. Willink (Procces change analysis Waterschap Rijn en IJssel)