International Conference on

Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Actions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Kathmandu, Nepal
11 - 13 April 2017

W.W. (Walter) Immerzeel

Dr W.W. (Walter) Immerzeel has seventeen years of experience in geo-informatics, water resource management and climate change and is skilled in hydro-meteorological monitoring, the use of remote sensing, simulation models and spatial analysis and he has been doing research on Himalayan hydrology since 2002. He holds a PhD degree in physical geography from Utrecht University and he is a leading scientist on the interface of mountain hydrology, climate change and agriculture, with a particular focus on the Himalaya. He has worked in the Netherlands as well as in numerous developing countries and he has a large international network. 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. Since 2005 he has been working for the research and consulting firm FutureWater in Wageningen and he has been responsible for various applied research projects across the globe. Since 2008, he combines this position with post-doctoral research work at Utrecht University and ETH Zurich. He has been awarded several prestigious personal grants: NWO-VENI (2011), ERC Starting Grant (2015) and NWO-VIDI (2016) for his pioneering Himalayan research. He currently works as associate professor at Utrecht University and he is leading a number of projects on the cutting edge of climate change, glaciology and hydrology and is responsible for teaching several courses in the curriculum of the Geosciences faculty.