Hedwig van Delden

Dr. Hedwig van Delden is the Director of the Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS) in the Netherlands and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide. She applies research into planning and policy practice, in particular on understanding and modeling land-use dynamics, disaster-risk dynamics, integrating socio-economic and biophysical processes, bridging the science-policy gap and the development of strategic scenarios. She integrates disciplines, as well as techniques (analysis, modeling, participation). Hedwig has managed and contributed to a vast range of projects with multiple partners and objectives for various governmental organizations such as the European Commission, the Puerto Rican and Dutch governments, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, various city regional councils in New Zealand, and the Bushfire and Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre in Australia. Hedwig has published extensively on her work and has become an internationally recognized expert with frequent speaking assignments at renowned scientific and policy-oriented congresses; she has also taken on numerous teaching assignments in universities and research institutes worldwide.

A headshot of Hedwig van Delden