H.J. Hogeboom MSc (Rick)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Rick Hogeboom is Executive Director at the Water Footprint Network (WFN), an international non-profit partner and donor organization based in the Netherlands. With WFN, he uses the water footprint concept to promote the transition toward sustainable, fair and efficient use of the world’s fresh water. He is also a researcher at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, where he developed a special interest in and expertise on matters of global water consumption in relation to scarcity, and potential response options for actors involved, including consumers, businesses, NGOs, governments and investors. Finally, Rick is a Program Manager at the Wetskills Foundation, where he leads and organizes international networking and learning events for students and young professionals in the water sector, to find solutions for pressing water issues. Young and energetic, Rick aims to foster and facilitate science-based, practical and inclusive water stewardship.


Water Footprint


van Ginkel, K. C. H., Hoekstra, A. Y., Buurman, J., & Hogeboom, R. J. (2018). Urban Water Security Dashboard: systems approach to characterizing the water security of cities. Journal of water resources planning and management, 144(12). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000997
Nouri, H., Hogeboom, R., & Hoekstra, A. Y. (2017). Role Play on Globalization of Water Mangement. Abstract from 1st Virtual Water International Conference, VWIC 2017, Teheran, Iran, Islamic Republic of.
Trogrlić, R., Cumiskey, L., Triyanti, A., Duncan, M. J., Eltinay, N., Hogeboom, R. J., ... Murray, V. (2017). Science and Technology Networks: A Helping Hand to Boost Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030?International journal of disaster risk science (IJDRS), 8(1), 100-105. DOI: 10.1007/s13753-017-0117-x

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Lecturing University of Twente

  • Water Footprint Assessment, CEM Master course (2016 – date)
  • International Study Tour, Master program Civil Engineering (2016)
  • Civil Engineering Abroad, Master program Civil Engineering (2016)
  • Water Footprint Assessment online e-learning course (2016 – date)
  • Tutoring/Mentorate, Bachelor program Civil Engineering (2014-16)
  • Water, Bachelor program Civil Engineering (2009-2011)
  • Soil Mechanics, Bachelor program Civil Engineering (2009)

Guest lecturing

Industrial Ecology - System Earth, Leiden University / TU Delft (2017)

B.Sc. thesis supervision

  • 2015 Max Veerkamp “Modellering rioolstelsel zuiveringsgebied Rillaar”
  • 2015 Sam de Roover “Modelling the Jakarta groundwater system: A Sensitivity Analysis”
  • 2016 Kai Hermann “Groundwater model of Dhaka”
  • 2017 Dyan Voetdijk “Rioolmodelleringsstudie Lokeren”

M.Sc. thesis supervision

  • 2015, Vok Keijsper “Freshwater sustainability criteria in ecolabels: the creation of a freshwater sustainability ecolabel and analysis of the ecolabels in the Netherlands”
  • 2016, Jessica de Koning “Defining and distinguishing water footprint benchmarks in crop production”
  • 2016, Luuk Knook “The water footprint related to reservoir operation on a global scale”
  • 2017, Ilja Kamphuis “Water sustainability of Dutch investors”
  • 2017, Kees van Ginkel “Urban water security dashboard: characterizing and ranking cities”
  • 2018, Davey de Bruin “Developing water caps for the world’s river basins”
  • 2018, Ruben Herrebrugh “The blue and grey water footprint of industry and domestic water supply”

Affiliated Study Programmes



In the press


  • 2018, Feb 5 Interview in the Scholar’s Circle radioshow “Water rights, scarcity and water use in perspective”, listen to the show here.
  • 2017, Oct 25 Interview in World Finance “The threat of water scarcity looms large”, find it here.
  • 2017, Sep 12 Interview in Pulse Microsoft Cloud “Zonder de Microsoft Cloud was ons onderzoek niet gelukt”, find it here.

News on utwente.nl

  • 2018, May 1 Interview in UToday "TEDxTwenteU: Your Water Footprint Revealed", find it here.


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W204
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W204
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Additional Contact Information

Program Manager @ Wetskills Foundation




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