Dr.ir. L.M. (Leon) Hermans

Dr.ir. L.M. (Leon) Hermans


Leon Hermans works as associate professor on water and environmental policy analysis at TU Delft, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, as well as with IHE Delft, an academic institute for water education and research under the auspices of UNESCO.

Research interests are monitoring, evaluation and learning to support adaptive delta management and water-related transformations to sustainability. This is combined with a longer-standing interest in the use of actor and strategy models for water governance and strategic planning. Leon is (co-)leading projects on transformative and adaptive planning in the water sector, nature-based solutions, evaluation of water partnerships, and water allocation and rights.

Teaching includes courses on policy analysis in multi-actor systems, actor and strategy models, and water policy and partnerships. In addition to on-campus courses, also online courses are an important part of teaching, including an online programme on Water Strategy and Planning jointly offered by TU Delft and IHE Delft.

Leon obtained a PhD degree in Policy Analysis from TU Delft. After his PhD, he worked for a few years for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, before continuing his academic career in Delft.

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