Dr. B. (Bas) Kolen


Dr. Bas Kolen is a part-time guest researcher at the Section Safety and Security Science, in combination with a part-time appointment at TU Delft’s Innovation and Impact Centre with the role of senior technical officer of the Pandemic Disaster Preparedness Center, and a primary affiliation at the engineering firm HKV where he is the director of Research and Development. His work focuses on natural hazards and in specific water related disasters, adaptation, disaster management, evacuation and self-reliance. Since 2020 is also involved in risk modelling and risk management for COVID-19. He holds a PhD in management sciences from the Radboud University Nijmegen. He worked on several projects for the Dutch Government, Water Boards, Emergency Services and international clients in the United Kingdom, Romania, Czech Republic, Japan, France and the United States of America.

  • Kolen, B. and Helsloot, I. (2014). Decision-making and evacuation planning for flood risk management in the Netherlands. Disasters, 38: 610–635
  • Kolen B (2013) Certainty of uncertainty in evacuation for threat driven responses; Principles of adaptive evacuation management for flood risk planning in the Netherlands. PhD Thesis University of Nijmegen.
  • Kolen B, Kok M, Helsloot I, Maaskant B (2012) EvacuAid: a probabilistic evacuation model to determine the expected loss of life for different mass evacuation strategies. Risk Analysis doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01932.x.
  • Kolen B, Helsloot I. (2012). Time needed to evacuate the Netherlands in the event of large-scale flooding: Strategies and consequences. Disasters, 36(4):700–722.
  • Kolen and M. Kok. 2011. Optimal investment in emergency management in a multilayer flood risk framework. Paper at 5th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM5), at Tokyo, Japan

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Bas Kolen


  • b.kolen@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

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    Room number: C.1090

Values, Technology and Innovation

Safety and Security Science

Astrid Pinzger-van Staalduinen 

Research interests:
Management of responsible innovation
Responsible risk management
Flood risk management
Evacuation management

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