prof.dr. S.M.M. Kuks (Stefan)

Full professor

About Me

I am full professor of Water Policy Innovation and Implementation at the University of Twente (parttime).  In my daily function I am chairman (watergraaf) of Dutch Water Authority Vechtstromen (www.vechtstromen.nl). Next to this I am chairman of the Dutch Delta Program on Spatial Adaptation (www.klimaatadaptatienederland.nl/en), chairman of the NWB Waterinnovatiefonds in The Hague (www.nwb-waterinnovatiefonds.nl), and chairman of the supervisory board of Rijksmuseum Twenthe and De Museumfabriek in Enschede (www.rijksmuseumtwenthe.nl).

Ancillary Activities

  • Rijksmuseum Twenthe / De Museumfabriek
    Chairman of the supervisory board (voorzitter Raad van Toezicht)
  • Water Authority Vechtstromen
    Chairman (watergraaf) water authority (waterschap) Vechtstromen
  • National Delta Programme
    Chairman of the Delta Programme on Spatial Adaptation
  • NWB Waterinnovatiefonds (revolving fund for water innovations)
    Chairman of the foundation
  • Province of Overijssel
    Chairman of the Program Council of Trendbureau Overijssel
  • NWO-KIN (Dutch Climate Research Initiative)
    Member of the Strategy and Advisory Council


Fisk, J. M., Harris, P. A. , Vinke-De Kruijf, J. , Kuks, S. M. M., & Morris, J. C. (2023). Framing Water Infrastructure for Climate Resilience: Governance Dimensions and Challenges. Public Works Management and Policy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087724X231212556
Assaduzzaman, M. (2023). Climate change adaptation in Bangladesh: Sen's capability approach and the role of freedom of choice. [PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036557153
Bressers, H., Bressers, N. , & Kuks, S. (2019). Strategies and instruments to face droughts and water scarcity. In I. La Jeunesse, & C. Larrue (Eds.), Facing hydrometeological extreme events: A governance issue (pp. 203-218). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119383567.ch14
Other Contributions
The Evolution of National Water Regimes in Europe - Transitions in Water Rights and Water Policies, edited by Stefan Kuks and Ingrid Kissling-Näf, paperback 370 pages, English, Springer | 2010, EAN: 9789048166671

Integrated Governance and Water Basin Management - Conditions for Regime Change and Sustainability, edited by Stefan Kuks and Hans Bressers, paperback 269 pages, English, Springer | 2010, EAN: 9789048166664

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 1252
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  1252
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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