Dr. Chris ZEVENBERGEN
Part-time professor at the Urban Water and Sanitation Department of UNESCO-IHE, Delft
Chris Zevenbergen has a masters in ecology from the Agricultural University Wageningen and a doctorate in environmental engineering from the University Utrecht. He worked as a researcher on various environmental & water issues related to the building industry, such as environmental impact assessments, product development, emission modeling, testing procedures, building codes and guidelines in the 1980s followed by 10 years research and consultancy in environmental engineering and water management of urban systems and delta-technology. In the past 7 years he has accumulated extensive national and international experience with integrated approaches to manage floods in urban environments, such as in the Floating City project in the Haarlemmermeer, the amphibious dwellings pilot project (Maasbommel), the Floating Greenhouse pilot project (Zuidplaspolder and Naaldwijk), and the Urban Flood Management Project (Hamburg, Thames Gateway, Dordrecht). His research interest is specifically on innovative concepts and delta-technology to mitigate urban flood impacts.