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Walter Immerzeel

  • Dr.
  • CASIMIR laureate
  • Utrecht University Centre for Environmental Law
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Research interests

Climate ChangeIrrigationAgricultureSimulation modelsRemote SensingWater balanceCryosphereMountainsHydrology

About

Dr. W.W. (Walter) Immerzeel has nine years experience in geo-informatics, water resource management and climate change with a special focus on the interface between GIS and simulation models. He holds a PhD degree in physical geography at Utrecht University. His dissertation is titled “Spatial modeling of mountainous basins; an integrated analysis of the hydrological cycle, climate change and agriculture”. He also has extensive experience in the application of Remote Sensing in mountain areas for systematically assessing and monitoring climate change, flooding, droughts and food security. He has worked in the Netherlands as well as in a number of developing countries (China, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Philippines, Kenya). In the Netherlands he has worked on several projects for Dutch water boards focusing on climate change, water retention and flooding. From December 2002 until June 2004 he was attached to the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal as associate expert GIS and natural resource management. He is responsible for a number of projects on the cutting edge of climate change and hydrology. Current contractors include Dutch ministries, water boards and the World Bank. He is also a CASIMIR fellow supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and working on seasonal forecasting of Asian river discharges from the Himalayan cryosphere and monsoon feedbacks in close collaboration with Utrecht University.

Co-authors (206)

Publications (5)

  • Land Suitability Analysis for Cereal Production in Himachal Pradesh (India) using Geographical Information System

    • Bhagat R
    • Singh S
    • Sood C
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  • Calibration of a distributed hydrological model based on satellite evapotranspiration

    • Immerzeel W
    • Droogers P
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  • Integrating remote sensing and a process-based hydrological model to evaluate water use and productivity in a south Indian catchment

    • Immerzeel W
    • Gaur A
    • Zwart S
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  • Quantifying the impact of model inaccuracy in climate change impact assessment studies …

    • Droogers P
    • Loon A
    • Immerzeel W
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  • Ecoregional reserach for development

    • Bouma J
    • Stoorvogel J
    • Quiroz R
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Professional experience

CASIMIR laureate

Utrecht University

February 2008 - Present

Senior researcher

Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University

January 2005 - Present

Associate Professional Officer

ICIMOD

January 2003 - August 2004(2 years)

GIS Hydrologist

Alterra

January 2001 - December 2002(2 years)

GIS consultant

Geodan

June 1998 - December 2000(3 years)

Education history

Dr.

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

July 2005 - January 2008(3 years)

M.Sc.

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

September 1993 - June 1998(5 years)