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Gualbert Oude Essink

  • Associate Professor
  • Universiteit Utrecht Faculteit Geowetenschappen
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Gualbert Oude Essink (Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) is hydrogeologist at Deltares, Unit Subsurface and Groundwater Systems, and part-time associate professor at Utrecht University. His expertise is on modelling of variable-density groundwater flow and solute transport under palaeo, flooding, drought and global & climate change conditions. Gu combines innovative monitoring techniques with state-of-the-art modelling leading to new tools for better assessing freshwater availability. He has been involved in European water projects such as Crystechsalin, CliWat and Climate Proof Areas. Gu participates in research projects on vulnerable freshwater resources in the Netherlands (NatureCoast), Egypt, Singapore, Bangladesh (SWIBANGLA) and Vietnam (UDW Rise and Fall). He leads a Dutch Aquifer Storage & Recovery consortium on promising solutions for local freshwater supply to reduce drought and salinity stresses ( Gu participates in the recently launched programs FRESHEM Zeeland (Helicopter Electromagnetic survey for fresh-salt groundwater distribution) and NWO-STW Water Nexus (project Resource analysis and regional water management). He gives courses and lectures, teaches at UNESCO-IHE Delft, publishes in journals and supervises seven PhD-students.

Recent publications

  • Mathematical models and their application to salt water intrusion problems

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  • MOC3D adapted to simulate 3D density-dependent groundwater flow

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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Universiteit Utrecht Faculteit Geowetenschappen

August 2014 - Present


Deltares, Unit Subsurface and Groundwater Systems

June 2002 - Present

Lecturer Density dependent groundwater flow


June 1999 - Present

Researcher EC-project

Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences

Assistant Professor

University of Utrecht, Faculty of Earth Sciences



Delft University of Technology

October 1989 - May 1996(7 years)

Co-authors (107)

  • Chelsea Kolb
  • Rui Hugman
  • Naveed Alam
  • C. P. Kumar
  • Pieter Pauw
  • Joost Delsman

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