Dr. Ir. Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis
Marie-claire ten Veldhuis works at the Water Resources Group of the Water management Department at Delft University of Technology. She specialises in Hydrometeorology: interactions between rainfall characteristics and hydrological response. Her research focuses on using observational datasets to analyze and predict how cities respond to (extreme) rainfall. She received her PhD degree in 2010 for research on quantitative urban flood risk analysis based on data analysis of crowdsourced flood observations. In 2016 and 2017, she visited Princeton University in the US where she collaborated on statistical analysis on large hydrological field datasets. She is currently involved in five EU-funded international research projects on developing innovative methods for rainfall estimation, novel approaches for multi-sensor rainfall products and development of tools for flood early-warning and crop modelling for micro-insurance. She coordinates two MSc courses, Urban Drainage & Water Management (CIE4491) and Urban Climate & Hydrology (CIE5703). Before joining Delft University in 2006, she worked as a City Council water manager and consultant for Royal Haskoning.
My research interests include urban hydrology, urban flood prediction, high resolution rainfall patterns in cities, social sensing for urban hydrology and quantitative urban flood risk analysis.
One of the projects she works on is FloodCitiSense: towards an Early Warning Service for urban pluvial floods using Citizen Science.
From 2011-2015 she coordinated RainGain, an EU-funded project on high resolution rainfall data analysis from dual polarimetric X-band radars and urban flood prediction. Check out this short movie about the Rotterdam weather radar: