Schalk Jan van Andel Dr.

Senior Lecturer in Hydroinformatics


Dr. Ir. Schalk Jan van Andel is Senior Lecturer in Hydroinformatics. He has a background in Hydrology, Computational Hydraulics and Water Management. He has been involved in national and international research projects, like the design of innovative flood reduction measures along the Dutch branches of the Rhine and the development of Earth System Models at the Potsdam-Institut fur Klimafolgenforschung (PIK). He specialised in the development and application of hydrologic and hydro-dynamic models.

At present he is involved in a number of research projects on operational water management and real-time flood forecasting and early warning. Case studies include Upper-Blue Nile and Awash rivers in Ethiopia, and Ganges river in Bangladesh. His Ph.D research project focused on the application of meteorological data and forecasts in operational water management.

His main research interests include Anticipatory Water Management and Flood Forecasting, Early Warning and Control. To contribute to these areas he focuses on coupling meteorological and hydrological data and models, developing hindcasting and probabilistic (ensemble based) verification and evaluation methods, decision support in real-time control with threshold based probabilistic decision rules, and optimisation of anticipatory water management strategies. Special attention is given to the applicability and adaptability of these methodologies in developing countries.



Andel, S.J. van, 2009: Anticipatory Water Management: Using ensemble weather forecasts for critical events, 182 pp., CRC press/Balkema, Leiden, ISBN: 978-0-415-57380-1

Book chapters

Andel S.J. van, Lobbrecht A.H., Price R.K., 2008: Anticipatory water management for advanced flood control, Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice, Samuels et al. (Eds.), Chapter 183, p. 1555-1559, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, DOI: 10.1201/9780203883020.ch183, ISBN 978-0-415-48507-4

International peer-reviewed papers

Andel S.J. van, Weerts A., Schaake J., Bogner K., 2012: Post-processing hydrological ensemble predictions intercomparison experiment, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9595

Jonoski A., Almoradie A., Khan K., Popescu I., Andel S.J. van, 2012: Google Android mobile phone applications for water quality information management, Journal of Hydroinformatics, DOI:10.2166/hydro.2012.147

Popescu I., Archetti F., Andel S.J. van, Giordani I., 2012: Lenvis: a user centric, web services based system to retrieve, analyze and deliver environmental and health information, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, May 2012, Vol. 11, No. 5, 887-1044,

Andel S.J. van, Price R.K., Lobbrecht A.H., Kruiningen F. van, Mureau R., Cordero W., 2012: Framework for Anticipatory Water Management. J. Water Resources Planning and Management, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000254

Pappenberger F., Stephens E., Thielen J., Salamon P., Demeritt D., Andel S.J. van, Wetterhall F., Alfieri L.,2012: Visualizing probabilistic flood forecast information: expert preferences and perceptions of best practice in uncertainty communication, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9253

Andel S.J. van, Price R.K., Lobbrecht A.H., Kruiningen F. van, 2010: Modelling controlled water systems, J. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 6, June 2010, 392-404, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000159

Popescu I., Jonoski A., Andel S.J. van, Onyari E., Quiroga V.G.M., 2010: Integrated modelling for flood risk mitigation in Romania: case study of the Timis–Bega river basin, Int. J. of River Basin Management, Vol. 8, Issue 3 and 4, 269-280, DOI/abs/10.1080/15715124.2010.512550

Akhtar M.K., Corzo G.A., Andel S.J. van, Jonoski A., 2009: River flow forecasting with artificial neural networks using satellite observed precipitation pre-processed with flow length and travel time information: case study of the Ganges river basin, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13, 1607-1618, DOI:10.5194/hess-13-1607-2009

Andel S.J. van, Lobbrecht A.H., Price R.K., 2008: Rijnland case study: hindcast experiment for anticipatory water-system control, Atmospheric Science Letters, Vol. 9, No 2, 57-60, DOI: 10.1002/asl.178

Andel S.J. van, Price R.K., Lobbrecht A.H., Kruiningen F. van, Mureau R., 2008: Ensemble Precipitation and Water-Level Forecasts for Anticipatory Water-System Control, J. Hydrometeorology, 9, 776-788, DOI:

Selection of conference papers and abstracts

Cortes J., Almoradie A., Jonoski A., van Andel S. J., Evers M., Lange L., Dinkneh A., Maksimovic C., Ochoa S., Simoes N., Wang L., Osmani S. and Makropoulos C. (2011) Flood Risk Management via Collaborative Modelling, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry. Exeter, UK

Ochoa S., Evers M., Jonoski A., Maksimovic C. Lange L., Almoradie A., Cortes J., Makropoulos C., Dinkneh A., Simoes N., Wang L., van Andel S. J. and Osmani S. (2011), Enhancement of urban pluvial flood risk management and resilience through collaborative modelling: a UK case study, 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Porto Alegre/Brazil

Andel S.J. van, Lobbrecht A.H., 2011: Experiences from introducing ensemble hydrological predictions in practice, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-7105, Vienna, Austria

Andel S. J. van, 2010: How to Make Optimal Use of Ensemble Hydrological Predictions, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China

Andel S.J. van, Lobbrecht A.H., Price R.K., 2008: Anticipatory Water Management; cost-benefit analysis, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-06996, Vienna, Austria

Andel S.J. van, Lobbrecht A.H., Price R.K., 2007: Rijnland case study: anticipatory control of a low-lying regional water system, 3rd HEPEX workshop, Book of Abstracts, Thielen., J., J. Bartholmes J., J. Schaake (Eds.), European Commission EUR22861EN, Stresa, Italy

Lobbrecht A.H., Andel S.J. van, Kruiningen F. van, 2006: Operational management of hydrologicalextr emes using global-scale atmospheric models, Climate Variability and Change—Hydrological Impacts, Proceedings of the Fifth FRIEND World Conference, IAHS Publ. 308, Havana, Cuba

Andel S.J. van, Lobbrecht A.H., 2006: Ensemble weather forecasts and operational management of regional water systems, 7th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, P. Gourbesville, J. Cunge, V. Guinot, S.Y. Liong (Eds.), Research Publishing Services, 1351-1358, Nice, France

Andel S.J. van, Lobbrecht A.H., 2005: Ensemble weather forecasts - Applicability and use in flood prevention, Actif conference, Innovation, advances and implementation of flood forecasting technology, Tromso, Norway

Papers in journals of the Dutch water sector

Lobbrecht A.H., Kolic S., ten Harkel M., van Andel S.J., 2012: Waterinformatie delen via open portals, H2O/13-2012, p.14-15,