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dr. K.R.D. Lulofs (Kris)

Associate Professor

About Me

Dr. Kris Lulofs is associate professor at the University of Twente (UT) at the Department Technology, Policy Society (TPS) and the section Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM). He is the chair of CSTM and member of TPS department board and is chairing the MEEM Program Committee.

In education Kris has a broad experience at bachelor-, master-, and postdoctoral level, including responsibilities in development of curricula (courses, programs), teaching (BSc and Master courses, postdoctoral seminars, supervision of BSc, MSc, MBA PhDs), testing, course evaluation and contract education. Ongoing larger responsibilities include the Water track within the MEEM MSc. program and the High Tech Human Touch minor Innovations in sustainable chain management aiming to educate change agents linking technology and society in responsible innovations.

Kris' research is focused on policy strategies, instrumentation, governance and innovation studies in the fields of water, climate resilience and socio-ecological systems. He acted as researcher and project leader in fifty policy and innovation studies, including projects funded by EU research frameworks, international and national knowledge institutes, the Dutch national science foundation, ministries, provinces and water boards. Ongoing responsibilities include the governance and institutional research in the CASTOR project (NWO/NWA, CAtchment Strategies Towards Resilience: Dutch Pleistocene landscapes in the Anthropocene) and the urban eco-system services lens in the Catch 2project on urban climate resilience.

Six PhD students of Kris graduated, two PhD studies are ongoing. The finished PhDs are dr. Thomas Hoppe who received the Van Poelje award (CO2 reduction in the existing built environment; a policy study on ambition setting and goal achievement), dr. Jan van der Molen (Cross border cooperation in water management), dr, Vera Vikolainen (Nature at Work. The feasibility of Building with Nature projects in the context of EU Natura 2000 implementation), dr. Ewert Aukes (Frames, framing and frame interactions  in Coastal Management), dr. Maia Lordkipanidze (Governance of Wetlands, the issue of Resilience), and dr. Nicco Plamonia (Water supply and PPP/BOT arrangements).

Kris has published and (co-)edited seven books and published more than two hundred articles, book chapters and reports. He co-initiated the Journal for Watergovernance (Water governance tijdschrift) and served in the editorial board.

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Expertise

Governance
Governance
Industry
Climate Change
Water
Water
Ecosystem
Water

Research

Kris’ PhD research focused on effectiveness of policy implementation in networks, the locus was on environmental management (-systems) in organizations (progress and quality). Examples from the gross list of fifty projects are EU-Framework research on the implementation of European directives, comprehensive research on the aftermath of the firework explosion in Enschede, international comparative research on policy instruments at the think-tank Resources for the future in Washington and research on cross border cooperation in water in Europe. Substantial research and innovation programs that Kris co-developed included Ecoshape-Building with Nature, Naturecoast and Lumbricus, he was leading the governance research in these programs. Kris co-developed the TPS platforms and shares responsibilities in Strategic Intelligence for the Digitalisation of Societal Domains (SI4DS), and the platform RURBAN Innovations, built for rethinking the growing interrelatedness of rural and urban activities, occurring rivalries and impacts on allocation of welfare and wellbeing and the carrying capacity of the globe. 

Publications

Recent
de Bruijn, T. , & Lulofs, K. (2017). Driving small and mediumsized enterprises towards environmental management: Policy implementation in networks. In Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives (pp. 263-274). Routledge, Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351282840-22
Kospa, H. S. D. , Lulofs, K. R. D., & Asdak, C. (2017). Estimating Water footprint of palm oil production in PTP Mitra Ogan Baturaja, South Sumatera. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, 7(6), 2115-2121. https://doi.org/10.18517/ijaseit.7.6.2451
Vikolainen, V. , Lulofs, K. , & Bressers, H. (2017). The Transfer of Building with Nature Approach in the Context of EU Natura 2000. 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. 242-262). (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management). Routledge.
Dwi Resty Ariesta, D. , Heldeweg, M. A. , & Lulofs, K. R. D. (2017). Review of Indonesia’s government policy, regarding access to water and sanitation. Poster session presented at IGS BMS Research & Organisation Conference, Enschede, Netherlands.

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 1248
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  1248
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands