People

IHE Delft's staff members are committed to bring water education, research and capacity development to a higher level. Together with its motivated PhD fellows, Alumni, Students and Partners, IHE Delft forms a strong knowledge network of water sector experts.

Staff in focus

Lyzette Robbemont

Laboratory Technician

Lyzette Robbemont joined IHE Delft in 2000 as a laboratory technician. Her work involves the guidance and support of participants with their MSc/PhD research, lab courses and fieldwork. Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment that is used by the participants and laboratory staff is also one of her tasks. She comments that during the MSc research you never know what kind of questions the participants come up with and for what they need your support. ‘’I really like working with participants and colleagues from all over the world. What also makes my work interesting is the day to day contact with participants and learning about the different water issues in their countries. I also like the fact that I meet new people every year.’’

Lyzette Robbemont

Dano Roelvink

Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Development

Dano Roelvink joined IHE Delft in 2005 when a new chair on Coastal Engineering and Port Development was created. He participated in research projects funded by the US and EU to build and validate the XBeach model for storm impacts on coasts. Participating in the EU projects MICORE and RISC-KIT allowed him to roll out the application of this open-source model throughout Europe and beyond. This work and the international education IHE Delft offer were recently recognized with the 2017 International Coastal Engineering award and the 2019 Coastal Award. ‘IHE Delft has a vibrant atmosphere and an incredible mix of participants and staff - when you enter the building you immediately feel it. For the future, I see a huge need for research and education to improve management of coasts worldwide and in adaptation to climate change, and I hope we will see this reflected in robust student numbers and support for our Institute.’

Dano Roelvink

Staff

PhD Fellows in focus

Aftab Nazeer

PhD fellow

Aftab Nazeer is a lecturer in Agricultural Engineering at a public sector university in Pakistan. His PhD research is about predicting the hydrological regime of the snow fed and glaciarised Upper Indus Basin (Pakistan) in the context of climate change. The agro-based economy in Pakistan, with a population of 220 million, depends largely on waters supplied from River Indus and its tributaries. The future water availability from these rivers has been highlighted further with recent acceleration in climate change. Aftab likes the professional excellence and diversity at IHE Delft. With the skills he has gained, he would like to train more water professionals at his university and in the water sector.

Aftab Nazeer

Abeer Almomani

PhD fellow

Abeer Almomani comes from Jordan. After 12 years of work experience in the Jordanian public water sector, she decided to pursue post graduate studies in the Netherlands. Her journey started at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) in Rotterdam, where she did an MSc in Urban Management and Development. In 2016 she joined IHE Delft as a PhD fellow in environmental innovation studies. Her research is focused on citizen science and community-based monitoring for the support of environmental policy and decision making. ‘As a researcher at IHE Delft I get the opportunity to participate in problem-focused and solution-oriented research, and this is what makes IHE Delft an inspiring research environment.’

Abeer Almomani

PHD Fellows

Alumni

IHE Delft has provided post-graduate education to more than 23,000 water professionals from over 190 countries. They form the Institute’s alumni community, the largest global network of water professionals in the world. They are acquiring key positions, supporting the implementation of the global water agenda and improving the quality of life of their communities every day.

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Students

Our students do not only study and share water-related knowledge, but also get to broaden their perspective on the wonders of each others' cultures, religions and beliefs.

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