prof.dr. V.G. Jetten (Victor)

Full Professor


Earth & Environmental Sciences
Debris Flow
Flash Flood
Mass Movement
Tropical Environment


Throughout my career I have been working on natural hazards and land degradation, fascinated by creating models that simulate these processes. Starting with biomass and grazing capacity in Afrika, followed by the effects of logging on the rain forest water balance, I moved to soil erosion and land degradation processes as a result of land use management and overgrazing. From there I became interested in extreme events leading to natural disasters, not only in rural but also in urban envrironments. I strongly believe that these processes should not be studied and modeled as separate disciplines but in a much more holistic way than we currently do. In the context of Natural Disasters stakeholders are confronted with domino and compounding effects multiple hazards. I think science has to be useful for society and my aim is to provide timely and actionable spatial information in disaster preparedness, prevention and response.


Trigg, M. A., Dehghani, M. S., Kesete, Y. Y., Carr, A. B., Trigg, S. G., Zekkos, D., Lopez, D., Pertierra, M. , van Westen, C. , Jetten, V., & Ogden, F. L. (2023). Realities of bridge resilience in Small Island Developing States. Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change, 28(1), [1]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-022-10035-4
Yuniawan, R. A., Rifai, A., Faris, F. , van Westen, C. , Jetten, V. , van den Bout, B. , Subiyantoro, A., Muntohar, A., Musthofa, A., Hidayat, R., Hidayah, A., Ridwan, B., Priangga, E. , Satyaningsih, R., & Sutanto, S. (2022). Revisited rainfall threshold In the Indonesia landslide early warning system . Abstract from EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-7863
Yuniawan, R. A., Rifa’i, A., Faris, F. , Subiyantoro, A. , Satyaningsih, R., Hidayah, A. N., Hidayat, R., Mushthofa, A., Ridwan, B. W., Priangga, E., Muntohar, A. S. , Jetten, V. G. , van Westen, C. J. , van den Bout, B., & Sutanto, S. J. (2022). Revised rainfall threshold in the Indonesian landslide early warning system. Geosciences (Switzerland), 12(3), 1-17. [129]. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences12030129

UT Research Information System

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room Buliding Langezijds
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  Buliding Langezijds
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Additional Contact Information