Main research activities are related to surface water hydrology and geohydrology.
The following fields of interest are: 1 River basin hydrology. The focus is on understanding, describing and modelling of rainfall-runoff processes in terms of runoff production and runoff routing in river basins;
2.Hydrology and water management in rural areas. On a local and regional scale in rural areas research in hydrology is focused on understanding, describing and modelling of the water system as a whole, in relation to local meteorological conditions, soil conditions and land use. Both quantity (discharges, surface and groundwater levels) and quality (contamination, protection of surface and groundwater) are research items in the water system approach to maintain and improve economy of agricultures, environmental quality of soil and water, and hydro-ecological aspects in a sustainable way;
3.Hydrology of deltas. In hydrological terms, the Netherlands is a delta characterized by a flat topography, shallow aquifers, and low elevation, which is flood prone and sensitive to water logging, pollution and salt water intrusion. At the same time the delta is densely populated and a node of economic activities. The hydrological questions related to water (quality) management, drainage, flood protection, salt intrusion, land subsidence and hydro-ecology are important subjects of research;
4.Hydrology of Groundwater Systems. Groundwater in relation to different functions and users of groundwater; groundwater-surface water interaction; groundwater-nature interaction; groundwater as a source for drinking water; salt water intrusion in coastal areas; protection of groundwater resources (calculation of intake areas and the affectivity of monitoring of groundwater quality, using stochastic modelling); infiltration of precipitation in steep sloping areas in relation to the behaviour of groundwater basins (storage) and the discharges to surface waters (the stability of sloping areas is directly related to these hydrological phenomena and the land use).

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