Dr. ir. Frans van de Ven

Research

The aim of my research is to understand and improve the urban water system. This urban water system includes urban surface water, groundwater, stormwater, drinking water and wastewater, their internal relations, their relations with the properties of the urban area and with the larger water system of the catchment. My first interests are rainfall-runoff processes, subsurface drainage and stormwater discharge through sewers and canals. Directly linked is my interest for the water quality and the processes that govern this quality, in particular the fate and biodegradation of toxic pollutants and pathogens.

This understanding of the physical and chemical process in the urban water system is the basis for a sustainable urban water system and for a solid design of the components. My ideas on how a sustainable urban water system looks like have changed a lot over the past ten years. Until than we focused our research on the control the urban water system, to avoid negative effects and impacts. But at the same time we were wasting a valuable resource. Urban water can be used for numerous purposes. I formulated the Closed City as my long research time goal, that is a city that is no longer parasitic, but uses its internal sources of water, energy, space, nutrients, food, sand and building material the best possible way. Recycling water and the multifunctional use of every square meter and every cubic meter of water and soil is a prerequisite for closing local cycles. Control of the urban water system is no longer sufficient: It is also about maximizing utilization of the water resources. This new approach also has its impact on spatial planning and urban design.

To improve the quality of the living environment we have to improve our control of the urban land & water system, now and on the long run. The reduction of our vulnerability for flooding, droughts and heat asks for adaptations of the urban water system, of the land, the buildings, the infrastructure and for preparedness of the inhabitants. Developments in climate, technology, demography and economy ask for adaptability of the urban system, including its water system. Finding ways to build this resilience and adaptability is my big research challenge. Sustainable urban drainage systems(SUDS) are to be developed into sustainable urban water resources systems (SUWRS) by improving our understanding of the processes that govern water quantity and water quality in the urban water system.

Projects

  • Transitions to more sustainable urban drainage and water supply
  • Improving living conditions by improving building practice
    • 3BW
    • Fine Dutch tradition; How urban land & water management influence urban planning
  • Urban water balance, runoff losses and runoff retardation; evapotranspiration; urban groundwater regimes
  • Water quality management of urban runoff
  • Integrated modeling of urban water management systems
    • Rainfall-runoff functions of SUDS (green roofs, vegetated filter swales, porous pavement, porous storm sewers, infiltration boxes)
    • Water storage assignment in urban areas
  • Urban flooding and SUDS for extreme rainstorms
  • Urban surface water as solar energy collector and cooler
  • Urban heat stress and evaporative cooling
  • Climate resilient and water resilient building
  • Closed city: Utilization of local urban water resources

An extensive CV will be included soon

Major publications

1981 Van der Kloet, P. and Van de Ven, F.H.M. Laguerre-series for linear and non-linear modelling of the rainfall runoff relation. In: B.C.Yen (ed) Proceed-ings of the Second Int. Conf. On Urban Storm Drainage, Univ. Of Illinois, USA

1982 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Monitoring water quantity and water quality in an urban basin. In: Advances in hydrometry, IAHS publ. 134

1982 Van de Ven, F.H.M. and Ven, G.A. A comparison between the runoff from a rural and an urban basin. In: Polders of the World, Proc. of the symposium, Lelystad

1984 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Design inflow intensity and design inflow profiles for storm sewers. Water Science and Technology, 16,(8/9)

1984 Van Dam, C.H. and Van de Ven, F.H.M. Infiltration in Pavement. In: Balmer,P. e.a.(ed) Proc. Of the Third Int. Conf. on Urban Storm Drainage, Chal-mers Univ., Göteborg

1984 Uunk, J.E.B. and Van de Ven, F.H.M. Water budgets for the town of Lelystad. In: Balmer,P. e.a.(ed) Proc. of the Third Int. Conf. on Urban Storm Drainage, Chalmers Univ. Goteborg

1985 Van de Ven, F.H.M. From rainfall to sewer inflow; a process with conse-quences. In: Hooghart, J.(ed) Water in urban areas. TNO Comm. on Hydrol.Res., Proc. and Inform. 33

1986 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Data evaluation in field studies of urban runoff qua-lity; aspects of assessing the measurement interval. In: Torno H. e.a.(ed) Urban Runoff Pollution. NATO ASI Series G Vol.10, Springer Verlag

1987 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Waterbe-heersing stedelijke gebieden. Dictaat F16S. Vakgroep Gezond-heidstech-niek en Waterbe-heersing, Tech-nische Universi-teit Delft

1989 Arnold, G.E., W.J. de Lange en F.H.M. van de Ven Omgaan met Grondwater; van winbare hoeveelheid naar integraal Grondwaterbeheer. Dienst Binnenwateren / RIZA

1989 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Van neerslag tot riooli-nloop in vlak gebi-ed. Thes-is. Van Zee tot Land 57, Rijksw-aterstaat, directie Flevo-land. ISBN 90-369-1060-9

1990 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Inloop moet basis zijn voor ontwerp rioolstelsel. Land en Water, no 12, p 52-55

1990 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Water balances of urban areas. In: Massing, H., Packman, J. and Zuidema, F.C., (eds.) Hydrological processes and water management in urban areas. IAHS publ. no. 198, ISBN 0-947571-82-5, p 21-32

1991 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Van hydrofoob tot hydrofiel; de waterhuishouding van de stad van morgen. Stedebouw en Volkshuisvesting (72), p 26-32

1991 Van de Ven, F.H. M. en De Booij, C. Optimalisatie grondwatermeetnet voorkomt schade. PT/civiele techniek, no 1, p 18-21

1991 Aalderink, H., Nelen, A.J.M. en Van de Ven, F.H.M. Fifth international conference on urban storm drainage, Japan, Juli 1990. H2O (24) no 2, p 45-52

1991 Van de Ven, F.H.M., D. Gutknecht, D.P. Loucks en K.A. Salewicz (eds.) Hydrology for the water management of large river basins. IAHS Publication Nr. 201, Wallingford

1991 Kohsiek, L., and Van de Ven, F.H.M. Sustainable use of groundwater; Problems and threats in the European Communities. RIVM/RIZA report 600025001

1992 Van de Ven, F.H.M., L. Kohsiek, J. da Silva, J.J. Fried EC Action Programme for sustainable use of groundwater. European Water Pollution Control (2) no.4 p.9-19

1993 Voorbereidingscommissie Onderzoekprogramma Verdroging Nationaal Onderzoekprogramma Verdroging. RIZA, Lelystad

1995 Van de Ven, F.H.M., L. Kohsiek, et al. Groundwater. In: D. Stanners en Ph. Bourdeau, Europe's Environment; The Dobrís Assessment, pp 64-73, European Environmental Agency, Copenhagen

1993 Van de Ven, F.H.M. The role of policy analysis for the Netherlands water management. RIZA, Lelystad

1993 Van de Ven, F.H.M., G.E. Arnold en R.H. van Waveren Integraal waterbeheer: reken maar! Achtergronden bij de ontwikkeling van een aantal modellen bij RIZA. Waterschapsbelangen, Nr. 21, pp 809-813

1994 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Houses with wet feet: Groundwater nuisance and its abatement in the Netherlands. Water Science and Technology, Vol 29. no.1-2, pp 231-237

1995 Van de Ven, F.H.M., G.H.P. Oude Essink en B. Parmet Klimaatverandering en Zeespiegelstijging. Handboek HMB Waterbeheer, B 1600, pp 1-28, Samsom

1996 De Jong, J., F.H.M. van de Ven en J. Hendriksma Op weg naar een dialoog over hydro-informatie. Het Waterschap, Nr. 13, pp 435-438

1996 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Objectives and targets in water management. In: Healthy Water by Better Management. Proc. of Int. Seminar in Ekaterinburg, April 22-26, RIZA/RosNIIVKh

1996 Leavesley, G.H., F.H.M. van de Ven, et al. (eds.) Destructive Water. Water caused natural disasters, their abatement and control. IAHS-Publication no 239, Wallingford

1997 Ven, F.H.M. van de, Monster, N.J. en Leeflang, M.J. Een ontwerpgrafiek voor infiltratiesleuven ook voor stadswijken met hoge grondwaterstanden. H2O, 30, nr. 14

1998 Leeflang, M., N. Monster en F. van de Ven Design graphs for stormwater infiltration facilities. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 43,(2) April, 173-180.

1998 Van de Ven, F.H.M., H. van Haperen and A. Ubbels New ways for decision making in water management and their effects on decision support systems. In: Miura, N. et al., Lowland Technology. Proc. Int. Symp., Institute of Lowland Technology, Saga University, Japan

1998 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Overzicht van mogelijke maatregelen ter verbetering van het stedelijk waterbeheer; .....er zijn gelukkig vele wegen die naar Rome leiden. Cursusboek Stedelijke Waterplannen. Stichting Wateropleidingen, Utrecht

1998 Van Bost, S.P.A., F.H.M. van de Ven en K.J. Breur Meetplan voor infiltratievoorzieningen in Sterrenburg, Dordrecht. Eindrapport. Afd. Water Management, CiTG, TU-Delft

1998 Van de Ven, F.H.M. Het ontwerp van infiltratie- en wegzijgingsvoorzieningen. Cursusboek Techniek van Afkoppelen; voor mij al gesneden koek? Stichting RIONED, Ede

1999 Van der Stelt, M.L., F.H.M. van de Ven en C.A. Verhoeven Richtlijnen voor aanleg, beheer en onderhoud van infiltratie- en percolatievoorzieningen. Mededeling WMG nr. 80 Faculteit CiTG, Tu-Delft

1999 Van de Ven, F.H.M. en M. Rijsberman Impact of groundwater on urban development in The Netherlands. In: Ellis, J.B. (ed.) Impact of Urban Growth on Surface water and Ground Water Quality, IAHS publication 259, pp 13-21, Wallingford.

1999 Rijsberman, M.A. en F.H.M. van de Ven Concepts and approaches to sustainable development in urban water management. In: Joliffe, I.B. en J.E. Ball, Proceedings 8th Int. Conf. Urban Storm Drainage, Sydney, ISBN 0 85825 718 1 pp 42-49

1999 M.A. Rijsberman en F.H.M. van de Ven De betekenis van duurzaamheid in het waterbeheer. H2O, nr 18, pp 49-51

1999 Aquest-groep Standaard Raamwerk Een standaard raamwerk voor modellen. Het Waterschap nr 18, pp 828-833

2000 F.H.M. van de Ven Anders Verkennen. Het Waterschap (85) nr 5, pp243 - 247

2000 M.A. Rijsberman and F.H.M. van de Ven Different approaches to assessment of design and Management of sustainable urban water systems. Environmental Impact Assessment Review (20), pp. 333-245

2000 F.H.M. van de Ven and J. Geenen Assessing developments in society for supporting decision making on Lowlands Water Mangement. In N. Miura et al., Lowland Technology International, pp 97 - 106, Institute of Lowland Technology, ISBN 4-921090-02-05

2000 K.J. Breur, J.G. Langeveld, M.A. Rijsberman en F.H.M. van de Ven Inventarisatie kennisbehoefte riolering en stedelijk waterbeheer. TU Delft, afd Watermanagement

2000 F.H.M. van de Ven, R. Brouwer, N.S.M. Douben, et al. Trends in Water. RIZA werkdocument 2000.038X, RIZA, Lelystad

2001 F.H.M. van de Ven, J. Cappon, A. Ubbels et al., AQUEST, search for better support to decision makers in water policy development. In: M.A. Marino, S. Simonovic, Integrated Water Resources Management, IAHS publication 272, Wallingford, ISBN 1-901502-71-6

2001 F. Nelen, J. Bosma, M. Rijsberman, A. Fermont, F. van de Ven (projectleiding) Evaluatie Stedelijke/Gemeentelijke Waterplannen. RIZA rapport 2001-29; STOWA rapport 2001-31, Lelystad/Utrecht, ISBN 90-3695-3839

2001 F.H.M. van de Ven, M. Rijsberman, P. Baan, S. Tjallingi, P. van Eijk, Discussienota ontwerpmethoden duurzaam stedelijk waterbeheer. Werkdocument Delft Cluster, Delft

2001 Expression of interest ICES-KIS-3 Investeringsimpuls RUIMTE VOOR WATER | WAARDEN VAN WATER, CUR, Gouda

2001 F.H.M. van de Ven Water beheren in de 21e eeuw. Stichting Postacademisch Onderwijs, Delft, met eigen bijdrage ‘Omgevingsverkenning’

2002 F.H.M. van de Ven Listening better to the water; Water as an organizing principle in spatial planning of urban areas . In S. Hayashi et al., Proc. Lowland Technology 2002, pp 333 - 338, Institute of Lowland Technology, ISBN 4-921090-03-3

2003 F.H.M. van de Ven Van neerslag tot rioolinloop in vlak gebied; terugblik op een proefschrift. Rioleringswetenschap en –techniek (3) nr 11, okt. 2003

2003 F.H. M. van de Ven, H.M.C. Satijn en R.J. van der Kluit Living with Water knowledge project; countdown. In Improving Freshwater Research for the Benefit of European Society. Euraqua. STR10 Wallingford, www.euraqua.org download STR proceedings.

2004 F.H.M. van de Ven en D. Biron Beter Bouw- en Woonrijp Maken. Stichting Postacademisch Onderwijs, Delft, met div. eigen bijdragen

Frans van de Ven

Associate Professor