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Associate Professor in Hydrological Extremes, Utrecht University

Niko Wanders is a university lecturer in Hydrology and is part of the Pathways to Sustainability research theme. His work focuses on extreme hydrological situations: not only how they affect society, but also how climate change affects how often these situations occur.

Niko is known as a keen science communicator and takes part in the public debate, on topics related to drought and climate change. Together with water managers and decision makers he explores the opportunities for seasonal forecasting and improved climate changes impact assessments of drought in the Netherlands and abroad. As part of his activities he brings together scientist and knowledge institutes to discuss ongoing drought research and stimulate a fast uptake of ongoing drought related research in society.


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    Assistant Professor, Hydrological Extremes, Utrecht University