Senior Researcher/advisor Hydrology and Member of Young Scientific Council
Hessel Winsemius is an expert in large-scale hydrology, climate change and hydrological modelling. Throughout his projects and research, he has acquired specialist knowledge on hydrological and hydraulic modelling, monitoring, global hydrology, model calibration, prediction of effects of climate change and land cover change, operational forecasting, use of large and open datasets, and uncertainty estimation. His focus is to facilitate better management of floods and water resources by improving and contextualizing data collection methods and translate data into information that can be readily used in hydrological, hydraulic, risk and forecasting models. Recent work includes contributions to the Tanzania Urban Resilience Program, in which communities are facilitated to map and monitor their environment to better understand, plan for, reduce impacts of, and manage floods in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Currently he is use case manager for the Global Water Watch project. He is and has been active in international projects in Southern Africa, Asia, United States and the Caribbean. His publications focus on flood modelling, flood risk assessments ranging from urban to global scale, and surface water monitoring.