Water Supply Engineering

Biography

Mr. Bloemen is the Chief Scientist of the Dutch Delta Program and responsible for the development and application of Adaptive Delta Management and the Comparison Scheme, for the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Deltadecisions and preferred strategies proposed in Delta Program 2015, and for the development of the monitoring and evaluation system.

He was the program leader of the National Program on Climate Adaptation and Spatial Planning (ARK Program) that developed the first National Adaptation Strategy of the Netherlands in 2007. He was advisor spatial planning and climate adaptation to His Royal Highness Willem Alexander and member of the quarter-making team of the Delta Program.

Before joining the national government in 2000 he worked, from 1986 onward, at the international consultancy company IWACO. At IWACO he worked three years in West Africa (geophysics for urban and rural watersupply). In the Netherlands he worked on soil remediation, groundwater modeling, environmental impact assessment and mediation, and was head of the department of Water and Spatial Planning in Rotterdam.

Mr. Bloemen graduated cum laude as hydro-geologist from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1986, and holds a bachelor degree in geophysics (G4) from the University of Utrecht. He is Visiting Researcher at IHE (Chair Group Flood Resilience) since January 2015.

Publications

Publications: 

Peer reviewed magazines

“Taming global flood disasters. Lessons learned from Dutch experience”

Natural Hazards (2013) 65: 1217-1225

Zevenbergen, C., S. van Herk, J. Rijke, P. Kabat, P. Bloemen, R. Ashley, A. Speers, B. Gersonius, W. Veerbeek

 

“Mechanism and conditions of clay formation during natural weathering of MSWI bottom ash”

Clays and Clay Minerals, vol. 44, no. 4, 546-552, 1996.

Zevenbergen, C., L.P. van Reeuwijk, J.P. Bradley, P. Bloemen and R.N.J. Comans

 

In preparation

“Decisive moments in climate change adaptation"

Special Issue Journal of Water and Climate on Adaptive Delta Management.

Saskia E. Werners, Maarten J. van der Vlist, Wil A.H. Thissen, Ad Jeuken and Pieter J.T.M. Bloemen

 

“Practitioner review”

Special Issue Journal of Water and Climate on Adaptive Delta Management.

Pieter J.T.M. Bloemen

 

“Room for the River: a stepping stone in Adaptive Delta Management”

C. Zevenbergen, J. Rijke, S. van Herk  and P.J.T.M. Bloemen

 

Proceedings

“Adaptivity in the Dutch Delta Program”

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), May 2015, Copenhagen

Pieter Bloemen, Marjolijn Haasnoot, Ad Jeuken, Jos van Alphen:

 

“Planned adaptation in design and testing of critical infrastructure: the case of flood safety in the Netherlands”

International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure, Vienna (IIASA), Austria; September / October 2014

Petersen, A. and P. Bloemen

 

“A monitoring and evaluation framework to support the new national climate adaptation strategy in the Netherlands”

Deltas in Times of Climate Change II, Rotterdam, Netherlands, September 2014

Minnen, J. van, M. Harley, J. Klostermann, N. Pieterse, P. Bloemen, R. Swart

 

“A modified leaching test procedure for inorganic constituents of waste materials”.

International Conference on Environmental Impact of Hazardous Wastes. Rydzijna, Poland; September 1991

Zevenbergen, C., P. Bloemen and J. Keizer

 

“Application of Geographical Information Systems in water master planning in semi-arid regions”.

First European Conference on geographical Information Systems, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; April 1990.

Bloemen, P.

 

“L’importance de la geophysique dans des projets d’hydraulique villageoise sur socle cristallin; Une perspective historique”.

Seminaire sur l’optimisation des methodes de recherche et d’exploitation des eaux souterraines dans les regions du socle cristallin a faible pluviometrie. UNDTCD/ONHPV, N’Djamena, Tchad; Avril 1990.

Bloemen, P., J.S. Tiendrebeogo, C. Lekkerkerker et H.R. Bohlmeijer

 

“Exploitation des eaux souterraines dans les regions rurales: L’application d’un systeme d’information geographique pour l’optimisation des investissements”.

Seminaire sur l’optimisation des methodes de recherche et d’exploitation des eaux souterraines dans les regions du socle cristallin a faible pluviometrie. UNDTCD/ONHPV, N’Djamena, Tchad; Avril 1990.

Sawadogo, J., P. Bloemen et C. Lekkerkerker