Dr.ir. J.S. (Jos) Timmermans

Jos Timmermans obtained his engineering degree in Tropical Land and Water Use from Wageningen University and a PhD in policy sciences from Delft University of Technology. In his career he combined professional positions with scientific research while maintaining a focus on water management. He has worked extensively in Indonesia and Yemen and executed short term missions to Gaza, Bangladesh and Myanmar.  His current research focusses on Adaptive Delta Management.

  • Porter, N., Claassen, M., & Timmermans, J. (2015). Transition experiments in Amsterdam: Conceptual and empirical analysis of two transition experiments in the WATERgraafsmeer program. Technological Forecasting and Social Change90, 525-537.
  • Timmermans, J., van der Heiden, S., & Born, M. P. (2014). Policy entrepreneurs in sustainability transitions: Their personality and leadership profiles assessed. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions13, 96-108.
  • Timmermans, J. (2008). Punctuated equilibrium in a non-linear system of action. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory14(4), 350-375.
  • Timmermans, J. (2009). Interactive actor analysis for rural water management in The Netherlands: an application of the transactional approach. Water resources management23(6), 1211-1236.
  • Timmermans, J. S., & Beroggi, G. E. (2004). An Experimental Assessment of Coleman's Linear System of Action for Supporting Policy Negotiations. Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory10(3), 267-285.

More publications

  • PhD: Delft University of Technology, Technology Policy and Management
  • MSc: Wageningen Agricultural University, Tropical land and Water use 
  • NWO Limits of the Global Water Cycle: Limits of the Blue Planet
  • NWO Urbanizing Deltas: Adaptive delta management: development, acculturation, and dissemination in Bangladesh and Indonesia

Jos Timmermans


Department:Multi-Actor SystemsGroup:Policy AnalysisResearch interests:Adaptive Delta ManagementPunctuated Equilibrium TheoryAdaptive Policy makingPolicy EntrepreneurshipIntegrated Water Resources Management


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Dr.ir. J.S. (Jos) Timmermans