Jeroen Aerts

Jeroen Aerts is director of the Institute for Environmental Studiesas well as head of the department ‘Water and Climate Risk’. Jeroen has an established an internationally- recognized leading position in the field of water and climate risk management with 12 key publications in Nature, Science and PNAS. In 2007 he was appointed to the chair in Risk and Insurance, and in 2012 to a second chair in Risk and Water management. Jeroen currently supervises a research group, with 6 academic staff, 20 PhD students and 5 post-docs addressing various aspects of water and climate risk management. He has developed and applied a wide range of assessment and modeling methods to analyze water risk (flood/drought) and climate adaptation at scales from local to global. The methods include: hydrological modeling, insurance, catastrophe modeling, agent based modeling, scenario analysis, pathways, and optimization.

Jeroen started his career as a spatial GIS modeler and hydrological modeling specialist at Resource Analysis ltd. After conducting a PhD research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Jeroen started working at the VU University in Amsterdam. Since then, Jeroen has developed an internationally recognized flood risk research group, in close collaboration with MIT, Princeton, Wharton, IIASA, Columbia University, and London School of Economics.

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