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dr.ir. J. Vinke - de Kruijf (Joanne)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Since May 2017 I work as Assistant Professor at the Construction Management and Engineering group where I contribute to research, education and projects with a focus on climate-resilient cities and deltas. 

Before starting at the University of Twente I was postdoc researcher at the Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrück. My research project KNOW2ADAPT (Jan. 2014 - April 2017) focused on multi-level learning in European cooperation projects. This project was funded through an FP7 Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship.

Since 2014, I am the honorary Secretary of The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS). I contribute to the organization of international meetings and webinars, the development of project proposals and the creation of working groups and regional chapters.

I am co-founder and co-organizer of an online community of people interested in exchanging about learning for sustainable development. This Learning Community was established in 2016 and currently has about 80 persons with an interest in learning in relation to sustainability transitions and natural resources management.

In 2015 I co-organized an international Autumn School "Concepts, frameworks and methods for the comparative analysis of water governance" (Julich, Germany, 28 Oct. – 6 Nov. 2015). For the organization of the event, we received a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation.

Before starting at the University of Osnabrück, I worked as project manager for international projects at the Dutch Regional Water Authority Vechtstromen (2013). I was involved in the beginning of a European project focusing on governance and drought adaptation (DROP) and a Dutch-funded capacity building project in Vietnam

My PhD research at the University of Twente (Sept. 2008 - May 2013) focused on the effectiveness of Dutch-funded water projects in Romania. Building on insights about policy and knowledge transfer, water governance, knowledge management, social learning and policy evaluation, I investigated the processes and outcomes of three Dutch-Romanian water projects and the Romanian governance context. 

I have supervised various MSc and BSc projects focusing on international collaboration and knowledge transfer and was lecturerer and guest lecturer in various courses.

Expertise

Water
Water Management
Stakeholder
Water Resource
Resource Management
Learning
Knowledge Transfer
International Cooperation
Project

Research

My current research and educational activities focus on the theme "Engineering climate-resilient cities". I aim to combine action research and comparative research to develop an improved understanding of how cities and highly urbanized deltas can become more resilient to climate and other global change. I am particularly interested in questions related to the design of multi-actor processes, the assessment of outcomes and the application of new methods and approaches for stakeholder engagement, such as, living labs.

Interests:

  • Process design, linking process, content and institutions.
  • Multi-actor policy and planning processes, knowledge co-production, knowledge management, international policy/knowledge/technology transfer, uncertainty management, institutional embedding;
  • Assessment of resilience, climate adaptation outcomes, learning processes and outcomes;
  • Methods for policy evaluation, qualitative comparative analysis, in-depth case study research, action research and trandisciplinary research.

Experience:

  • Topics: Multi-actor cooperation, stakeholder participation, international cooperation, policy and knowledge transfer, governance, knowledge and learning processes.
  • Domains: Climate change adaptation, flood risk management, drought adaptation, integrated area development, drinking water and wastewater treatment.
  • Countries: Europe, Romania, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Cameroon

    Publications

    Recent Articles
    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Özerol, G., de Boer, C., & Bressers, H. (2017). Conclusions. In C. de Boer, J. Vinke-de Kruijf, G. Ozerol, & H. T. A. Bressers (Eds.), Water governance, policy and knowledge transfer: international studies on contextual water management (Second ed., pp. 263-275). (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management). Londen: Routledge.
    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Teodosiu, C., Bressers, H., & Augustijn, D. (2017). How contextual factors influence the effectiveness of international projects: the case of Dutch-funded flood risk management projects in Romania. In C. L. de Boer, J. Vinke-de Kruijf, G. Ozerol, & J. T. A. Bressers (Eds.), Water governance, policy and knowledge transfer: International studies on contextual water management (Second ed., pp. 57-75). (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management). Londen: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
    Warmink, J. J., Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Brugnach, M. F., Schielen, R. M. J., & Augustijn, D. C. M. (2017). How to cope with uncertainty in river management ?. 146. Abstract from 7th International Conference on Flood Management 2017, Leeds, United Kingdom.
    Other Contributions

    PhD thesis:

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2013). Transferring water management knowledge: How actors, interaction and context influence the effectiveness of Dutch-funded projects in Romania. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente. Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/85809/

    Book (co-editor):

    De Boer, C., Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Özeröl, G., Bressers, J.T.A. (eds) (2013). Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer International Studies on Contextual Water Management. Oxon: Earthscan from Routledge.

    • Introduction. By: Özeröl, G., De Boer, C. & Vinke-de Kruijf, J.
    • Water management solutions: On panaceas and policy transfer. By: Vinke-de Kruijf, J. & Özeröl, G.
    • How contextual factors influence the effectiveness of international projects: the case of Dutch-funded flood risk management projects in Romania. By: Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Teodosiu, C., Bressers, H.T.A. & Augustijn, D.C.M.
    • Conclusions. By: Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Özeröl, G. & De Boer, C.

    Book chapters:

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Bressers, H. T. A., & Augustijn, D. C. M. (2015). Integrated Management of the Lower Danube River: Experiences with the Application of Dutch Policy Concepts and Interactive Planning Methods. In C. Iordachi & K. Van Assche (Eds.), The biopolitics of the Danube Delta: Nature, History, Policies (pp. 373-402). London: Lexington Books.

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Kuks, S. M. M., & Augustijn, D. C. M. (2013). Connective capacity in a dynamic context: changing water governance structures in Romania. In J. Edelenbos, N. Bressers & P. Scholten (Eds.), Water governance as connective capacity (pp. 49-67). Surry-London, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishers.

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Augustijn, D. C. M., & Bressers, H. (2012). Integrated and participatory planning to create more Space for the River Danube in Romania. In J. F. Warner, A. Van Buuren & J. Edelenbos (Eds.), Making Space for the River: Governance experiences with multifunctional river flood management in the US and Europe (pp. 163-174). London: IWA Publishing.

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Hulscher, S. J. M. H., & Bressers, J. T. A. (2012). Knowledge transfer in international cooperation projects: experiences from a Dutch-Romanian project. In A. Chavoshian & K. Takeuchi (Eds.), Proceedings of ICFM5: Floods from Risk to Opportunity (Vol. 357, pp. 423-434). Oxfordshire: IAHS Press.

    Reports

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2015). Learning about climate change adaptation through European cooperation: a preliminary assessment of the WAVE project. Deliverable 3a of research project KNOW2ADAPT. [Download]

    Vinke-de Kruijf, Joanne (2015). How to study learning in European cooperation projects? An introduction of a comparative research design. Deliverable 1 of research project KNOW2ADAPT. [Download]

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2015). Plan for outreach, dissemination and engagement of potential users. Deliverable b and c of research project KNOW2ADAPT. [Download]

    Boer, Cheryl de and Bressers, Hans and Goddek, Simon and Vinke-de Kruijf, Joanne (2013) Report on the application of the governance tool for the Steering Centre for Urban Flood Control (SCFC). Report provided as part of the Capacity building program for the Steering Centre for Flood Control Program in Ho Chi Minh City Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/88267/

    Bressers, Hans and Boer, Cheryl de and Lordkipanidze, M. and Özerol, Gül and Vinke-de Kruijf, Joanne and Farusho, Carina and Lajeunesse, Carina and Larrue, Corinne and Ramos, Maria-Helena and Kampa, Eleftheria and Stein, Ulf and Tröltzsch, Jenny and Vidaurre, Rodrigo and Browne, Alison (2013). Water governance assessment tool: with an elaboration for drought resilience. CSTM research report, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/86879/

    Bressers, Hans and Boer, Cheryl de and Kuks, S.M.M. and Özerol, Gül and Vinke-de Kruijf, Joanne (2013) University of Twente water governance assessment tool - Summary. University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/86880/

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2012). The role of Dutch expertise in Romanian water projects: Case study 'Integrated Water Management in the Tecucel River Basin'. CE&M research report 2012R-001/WEM-001, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/80901

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2011). The role of Dutch expertise in Romanian water projects: Case study 'Pilot implementation FLIWAS in Banat region, Romania'. CE&M research report 2011R-02/WEM-002, ISSN 1568-4652, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/77882/

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2011). The role of Dutch expertise in Romanian water projects: Case study 'Room for the River in Cat‘s bend, Romania'. CE&M research report 2011R-001/WEM-001, ISSN 1586-4652, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/77883/

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2009). Dutch expertise in Romanian water projects: retrospective case study ‘Teleorman Flood Risk Management Pilot Project’. CE&M research report 2009R-004/WEM-004, ISSN 1568-4652, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/77884/

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2009). Applying Dutch Water Expertise Abroad: How to Contribute Effectively in the Romanian Context. Theoretical Framework. CE&M research report 2009R-002/WEM-002, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Available: http://doc.utwente.nl/77885/

    De Kruijf, J. (2007). Problem structuring in interactive decision-making processes: How interaction, problem perceptions and knowledge contribute to a joint formulation of a problem and its solutions, MSc thesis, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. Available: http://essay.utwente.nl/524

    Professional publications:

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., De Boer, C. and Tack, S. (2014). Urban water governance and capacity building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Water Governance (01/2014), 38-42.

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Peppen, D. van, Ottow, B., Sannen, A. and Udo, J. (2013). How to facilitate the transfer of water management knowledge : lessons from Dutch-Romanian project experiences for project implementers, advisors and financers. Partners voor Water, The Hague, the Netherlands. Available: http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/hydrotheek/2048059

    Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Bressers, J. T. A., Hulscher S.J.H.M., Augustijn, D. C. M. (2012), The challenges of transferring knowledge. Water Governance, 2(1), 63-70.

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    Education

    Teaching (year 2017/2018):

    • Lecturer "Stakeholder and Knowledge Management" for the module "Multi-functional flood defense" (minor, module 9)
    • Coordinator of the BSc module "Sustainable Civil Engineering" (Civil Engineering, module 6)
    • Coordinator of the BSc module "Integrated Area Development" (Civil Engineering, module 7)

    Supervision:

    • I have supervised various MSc and BSc projects focusing on international collaboration and knowledge transfer was lecturerer and guest lecturer in various courses.

    Previous experience:

    • 2015: lead organizer of an international Autumn School "Concepts, frameworks and methods for the comparative analysis of water governance" (Julich, Germany, 28 Oct. – 6 Nov. 2015). Lecturer for“Qualitative Comparative Analysis” and “Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research”. This Autumn School was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.
    • 2009-2011: lecturer "Actor analysis and stakeholder participation" in the3rd year BSc project course Civil Engineering.

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    Projects

    Previous projects:

    • January 2014 - April 2017: postdoc researcher in the research project "Knowledge transfer for climate adaptation" KNOW2ADAPT at the Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrück. This project was funded through an FP7 Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship. In this comparative study we analysed multi-level learning in European cooperation projects.
    • 2013: project manager of the INTERREG Northwest Europe project "Governance of drought adaptation" (DROP) at Regional Water Authority Vechtstromen.
    • 2013: project manager of the Dutch-funded capacity building project in Vietnam at Regional Water Authority Vechtstromen.

    For more information about Dutch projects, see: personen.utwente.nl

    Contact Details

    Visiting Address

    University of Twente
    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room Z-227
    De Horst 2
    7522LW  Enschede
    The Netherlands

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