Jaap Evers

Senior Lecturer in Water and Environmental Policy


Since November 2012, Jaap is working at IHE Delft as a lecturer in River Basin Governance as part of the Water Governance chair group of the Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance. His educational and research activities include subjects related to river basin management and governance. Jaap is involved in the general management and organization of the Water Management Master Programme of IHE Delft.

In 2011 Jaap started working for MetaMeta, a research and capacity development consultancy in the international water and natural resources management and development sector. In this position Jaap has joint in several evaluation and capacity development projects (Pakistan, Ethiopia and South Sudan) and provided backstopping support to the Water Unit of IFAD's Policy and Technical Advisory division.

Jaap Evers was awarded his PhD in June 2011 in Public Administration from the University of Twente, Eschede, the Netherlands. In 2006 Jaap started as a research associate at the Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development (CSTM). Here he studied interactive implementation of IWRM plans. In his research Jaap focused on the effectiveness of innovative project implementation strategies within complex governance settings.

He has a Masters Degree in Tropical Landuse - Irrigation and Water Engineering from Wageningen University, the Netherlands (2006).


Chapters in books

Evers, J. G. (2010b). Rethinking boundaries in Implementation Processes. In H. T. A. Bressers & K. R. D. Lulofs (Eds.), Governance and Complexity in Water Management: Creating Cooperation Through Boundary Spanning Strategies (pp. 156-173). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Articles in refereed journals

Evers, J. G., Bressers, H. T. A., & Van Leussen, W. (2012). Gebiedsontwikkeling Veilen: traditionele versus interactieve uitvoering - een spelsimulatie. Bestuurswetenschappen, 2012(3), 35-59.

Evers, J. G., Huibers, F. P., & Van Vliet, B. J. M. (2010). Institutional aspects of integrating irrigation into urban wastewater management: The case of Hanoi, Vietnam. Irrigation and Drainage, 59(3), 336-344. [DOI: 10.1002/ird.466]

Evers, J.G., Van Leussen, W. & Ietswaarts, H. (2010). Inspelen op emergentie: interactieve uitvoering (2). H2O, Tijdschrift voor watervoorziening en waterbeheer, 43ste jaargang(2), 24-26.

Evers, J. G., & Van de Koppel, Z. L. H. (2009). Interactieve Uitvoering van Beekherstel in Vaassen. H2O, Tijdschrift voor watervoorziening en waterbeheer, 42e jaargang(9), 16-17.

Evers, J. G., Huibers, F. P., Van Vliet, B. J. M., Dung, N. V., & Van, D. T. H. (2006). Nutrient management and institutional cooperation as conditions for environmentally safe wastewater irrigation: The case of Hanoi, Vietnam. In R. Ragab & S. Koo-Oshima (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Consequences of Irrigation with Poor Quality Waters (Vol. 86, pp. 50-61). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: ICID.

Conference paper

Evers, J. G. (2010a, 30 September). Adaptive Water Governance: Certainty or Flexibility? Paper presented at the International Conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change, Rotterdam.

Evers, J. G. (2009, 12-13 November). Adaptive Implementation of Integrated Spatial Plans: A Game. Paper presented at the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) Annual Work Conference, Leiden, the Netherlands.


Alemehayu, T., Demissie, A., Langan, S., & Evers, J. G. (2011, 24 - 25 November 2011). Irrigation practice and policy in the lowlands of the Horn of Africa. Paper presented at the FAO Expert Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya.

Evers, J. G. (2011). Werk in Uitvoering. De toepassing van Interactieve Uitvoering in de praktijk. Enschede: Universiteit Twente / CSTM.

Evers, J. G., & Van Leussen, W. (2009). Beleidsuitvoering; context en interacties in complexe waterprojecten. Interactieve Uitvoering.www.interactieve-uitvoering.nl

Evers, J. G. (2009). Everybody's business is Nobody's business. A study on the use wastewater in (peri-)urban irrigated agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam. Koln: Lambert Academic Publishing. (MSc thesis Wageningen University and Researchcentre, Wageningen)


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