Mr Verwey is currently working as a strategic advisor for the World Bank in the area of urban flood risk management. From 1971 - 1996 he was Associate Professor of Computational Hydraulics at IHE Delft, during which period he also worked as a consultant for the Danish Hydraulic Institute, initially developing the predecessor of their MIKE 11 System. In the period 1997 – 2012 he was employed at Deltares, Delft, where he was for a period of 8 years responsible for the further development of the SOBEK hydrodynamic modelling system. This period was followed by a position of strategic advisor on flooding issues, with a leading role in the development of drainage master plans for (parts of) large cities, such as Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and São Paulo. In 2011 he also assisted the Thai Government and industries with handling the extensive flooding of the City of Bangkok, dealing directly with the Army Chief of Staff and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. His current work for the World Bank deals with the optimization of investments in urban flood risk reduction with recent contributions in Colombia, Brazil, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda, Lao, Vietnam, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Suriname and Guyana.
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