Educated as a hydraulic engineer with a broad interest in risks, hydrology, uncertainties, probabilistic analyses and innovative measurement techniques.
In 2018, Bart graduated from TU Delft at the Flood Risk Department by conducting research related to uncertainties in physical models for different water system entities in the Netherlands. During his Masters, he developed his passion for risk assessments and physical processes in the water world. After his thesis, he started working at the HKV consultants (3d/w) as a flood risk consultant and at the TU Delft as a part-time researcher (2d/w). His research mainly focused on drought monitoring of embankments and comprises installation/maintenance of monitoring sites (measuring rainfall, soil moisture and water table), analysis of changes in (ground)water stocks, assess the applicability of remote sensing techniques and (in)stability analysis of embankments. This research is meant to improve risk assessments and support inspection during dry summers and is performed in collaboration with several Water Boards and the STOWA (Foundation of Applied Water Research). Furthermore, he was involved in other flood risk-related research topics, like the Fact-Finding study after the July 2021 European Floods.
As of January 2022, Bart has been appointed as a PhD candidate at the section Flood Risk at Delft University of Technology. This research will focus on the suitability of flood risk strategies in river catchments and polder systems, with changing environments. The first part of his PhD focus on how to organize flood resilience environments based on a risk-based approach where the 2021 European Floods are used as a use case.