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 ( Next to this I am chairman of the Dutch Delta Program on Spatial Adaptation (, chairman of the NWB Waterinnovatiefonds in The Hague (, and chairman of the supervisory board of Rijksmuseum Twenthe and De Museumfabriek in Enschede (


Ancillary activities

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



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

Research profiles

Courses academic year 2023/2024

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Courses academic year 2022/2023


University of Twente

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