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Ted Veldkamp is working with the Water (WAT) Program as part of the ISIPEDIA project. Together with colleagues Yusuke Satoh and Yoshihide Wada, she is responsible for the design, development and editorial overseeing of the content of the new ISIpedia climate-impacts service portal, to be developed as part of this project with a view to servicing stakeholder requirements. She will also be engaged in model development and analysis of the newly developed CWATM and ECHO models.
Ms. Veldkamp obtained a BSc degree in Earth science & Economics in 2010 and an MSc in Earth science (specialization Earth Science and Economics, Surface hydrology and environmental economics) in 2013, both with honours. During her studies she has been a research assistant in various projects at the Institute of Environmental Studies, the department of Spatial economics, and the department of Earth and Life Sciences (VU University). Moreover, she has been active as a student delegate in several university committees and a daily board member of study association GeoVUsie.
After graduation, she started her PhD at the Institute of Environmental Studies, VU University, as part of the Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural hazards in Europe (ENHANCE) and the Earth2Observe (E2O) projects. Over the course of her PhD, she has been a visiting researcher for six months at the Potsdam Institute for climate impact research (PIK Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany) and a guest researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems analysis (IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria). At the VU University, she has an active role in various teaching courses in the BSc program Earth Science & Economics, the MSc program Environmental Research Management, and the MSc program Hydrology. Since February 2017, Ms. Veldkamp has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Water and Climate Risks (Institute of Environmental Studies, VU University).
Her research focuses on the modeling and assessment of freshwater resources and their extremes at the global, regional, and local scales, including flooding, droughts, and water scarcity events. In doing so, she is particularly interested in the interaction between socioeconomic and hydro-climatic drivers causing hydrological extremes, such as demand growth, developments in population density, hydro-climatic variability driven by large scale oscillation systems like ENSO, and climate change. Using risk assessment methods and economic evaluation techniques, she works on the evaluation and optimization of adaptation strategies that facilitate an efficient allocation of freshwater resources in space and time and that may alleviate the adverse effects of extreme hydrologic events.
Ms. Veldkamp is experienced in working together in national and international research and consultancy projects and is member of the 'Panta Rhei – Drought in the Anthropocene' working group and the ISIMIP consortium. She has published her research in peer reviewed journals and presented her work at several international conferences, workshops, universities, and research institutes.
Last update: 31-OCT-2017
Veldkamp T, Zhao F, Ward PJ, Moel H de, Aerts JCJH, Müller Schmied H, Portmann FT, Masaki Y, et al. (2018). Human impact parameterizations in global hydrological models improves estimates of monthly discharges and hydrological extremes: a multi-model validation study. Environmental Research Letters: 1-28. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aab96f. (Submitted)
Veldkamp T, Wada Y, Aerts JCJH, Doell P, Gosling SN, Liu J, Masaki Y, Oki T, et al. (2017). Water scarcity hotspots travel downstream due to human interventions in the 20th and 21st century. Nature Communications 8: e15697. DOI:10.1038/ncomms15697.
Aerts J, Haer T, Veldkamp T, Colaco MC, Rego FC, Hochrainer-Stigler S, Mechler R, Kellermann P, et al. (2016). Risk assessment & information. In: Novel Multi-Sector Partnerships in Disaster Risk Management. Results of the ENHANCE project. Eds. Aerts, Jeroen & Mysiak, Jaroslav, pp. 32-48 Brussels, Belgium: EU FP7 project ENHANCE.
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