Prof.dr. Hans Th.A. Bressers (1953) is professor of Policy Studies and Environmental Policy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and founder of the CSTM, the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, one of the departments of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences. At the university level, he is the Chair of the Twente Water Centre, that bundles the over 150 water management researchers of all technical, natural science and policy oriented faculties of the University of Twente. In over three hundred articles, chapters, and books and a similar number of reports, conference papers and presentations (both in Dutch and in English) he published on policy -evaluation, - instruments, -networks, and -implementation, mostly applied on environmental and sustainability oriented policies. He has been researcher and project leader of numerous externally funded projects, including several projects funded by EU research frameworks, Dutch national science foundation, national priority research programmes, Dutch ministries, etc. As a PhD advisor, he has led 50 researchers to their graduation until 2018.
Bressers, H., L. J. O’Toole, & J. Richardson, (Eds.) (1995). Networks and water policy: A comparative perspective. London: Frank Cass. [also published as special issue of Environmental Politics, 3(4), Winter 1994].
Bressers, H., & S. M. Kuks (2003). What does governance mean? From concept to elaboration. In: H. Bressers & W. A. Rosenbaum (eds), Achieving sustainable development: The challenge of governance across social scales. New York-Westpoint-London: Praeger.
Bressers, H. (2004). Understanding the implementation of instruments: How to know what works, where, when and how. In: W. M. Lafferty (ed.), Governance for Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Adapting Form to Function. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Bressers, H., & S. M. Kuks, (Eds.) (2004). Integrated governance and water basin management: Conditions for regime change towards sustainability. Dordrecht-Boston-London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Bressers, H. & K. Lulofs, (eds) (2010). Governance and Complexity in Water Management, Creating Cooperation through Boundary Spanning, Edward Elgar/IWA.
Boer, C. de, and H. Bressers (2011), Complex and dynamic implementation processes: Analyzing the renaturalization of the Dutch Regge river, Book, Enschede: University of Twente and The Hague: Dutch Water Governance Centre.
Boer, C. De, J. Vinke-de Kruijf, G. Özerol, H. Bressers (Eds.) (2013) Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management. Oxford UK, New York USA: Earthscan – Routledge.
Bressers, H., N. Bressers (Eds.) (2015), Governance Assessment Guide, DROP project, Almelo.
Bressers, H., N. Bressers, C. Larrue (Eds.) (2016), Governance for Drought Resilience: Land and Water Drought Management in Europe, Dordrecht, Berlin: Springer