I am a postdoc at the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, University of Twente. My main areas of expertise are hydraulic river and urban modelling, and flood risk management. In my research, I focus on developing flood modelling systems to provide rapid and sufficiently accurate estimates of flooding, flood hazard and damage maps, as well as developing tools to support flood risk management.
I am convinced that we need Resilience Engineering to adapt and deal with shocks or pressure, especially in the future with the big change (e.g. climate change, economic change, and population growth). We need to take into account complex uncertainties in constructing systems to endure adversity in order to reduce the losses and move towards sustainable development.
As a member of the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering, I hope that I can contribute to developing knowledge about flood resilience and flood risk reduction strategies to establish more resilient infrastructure. My current research aims to set up a coupled hydraulic & agent-based model that predicts changes in locations and climate adaptation choices of heterogeneous households in the Grensmaas area, the Netherlands. The outcomes of this study will help decision-makers with establishing proper flood management strategies by identifying the most vulnerable areas in terms of economic damage.