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Ir. Tom Raadgever

G.T. Raadgever

Email:g.t.raadgever@remove-this.tudelft.nl
Telephone: +31 15 2784025
Fax: +31 15 2785559
Room number: Civil Engineering, 4.97

In January 2005, Tom Raadgever started his PhD project at Delft University of Technology. The PhD project is financed by the Research Centre Water Delft and the EC 6th framework project NeWater. The NeWater project explores new approaches to adaptive water management under uncertainty. The PhD project contributes to the Workpackages ‘Governance, institutions and participation’ and ‘Transboundary regimes’.

The main goal of the PhD project is to gain insight in the mechanism that may lead to cognitive learning in collaborative processes. The study is focused on cognitive learning by policymakers from technical expert knowledge. Through literature study, factors that may support or limit learning in collaborative processes are collected, and these insights are refined by studying the factors that influence learning in two cases in water management practice. In both cases, the research focuses on measuring changes in stakeholder perspectives, as an operational measure of cognitive learning, identifying those changes caused by technical expert knowledge, and relating those changes to the observed interactive process. Methods used for linking cognitive changes to the collaborative process factors include interaction and argumentation analysis. The results of the PhD project are intended to contribute to improved insight, among both technical experts and policymakers, in whether and how to collaborate.

In the first case, the PhD researcher co-organises and evaluates a series of workshops in which the Dutch-German Working group on Flood Management and other stakeholders jointly develop long-term, transboundary strategies for flood management, supported by hydrological modelling. The second case concerns the potential effects of ending a large industrial groundwater extraction in Delft and strategies to deal with these effects. A group of research institutes develops the necessary models, produces the required information, and disseminates it through reports and workshops to support decision-making. Both case studies are still ongoing. Initial stakeholder perspectives have been collected and multiple interactive workshops are observed in detail.

 

Recent publications:

Raadgever, G. T., Mostert, E., and van de Giesen, N. C. (2008). Identification of stakeholder perspectives on future flood management in the Rhine basin using Q methodology. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 12(4):1097-1109.

Raadgever, G. T., Mostert, E., Kranz, N., Interwies, E., Timmerman, J.G. (2008). Assessing Management Regimes in Transboundary River Basins: Do They Support Adaptive Management? Ecology and Society 13(1): 14.

Raadgever, G. T. and Becker, G.(2008). Exploring future flood management: a comparison of scenarios from literature and stakeholder perspectives . Pp. 95: 1-9 in S. P. Simonovic, P. G. Bourget and S. F. Blanchard (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Flood Defence: Managing flood risk, reliability and vulnerability (Toronto, Canada, 2008), Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

Raadgever, G.T. and Mostert, E. (2007). The role of expert knowledge in collaborative water management . In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, November 12-15, 2007, Basel, Switzerland

Raadgever, G.T., Becker, G. and Mostert, E. (2007). Perspectives on future flood management: discovering patterns of thinking. Pp. 186-191 in: van de Giesen, N.C., Jun, X., Rosjberg, D. and Fukushima, Y. (Eds.), Changes in Water Resources Systems: Methodologies to Maintain Water Security and Ensure Integrated Management (Proceedings of Symposium HS3006 at IUGG2007, Perugia, July 2007). IAHS Publ. 315.

Raadgever, G. T., Mostert, E., van de Giesen, N.C. (2006). Measuring Adaptive River Basin Management . In: Colosimo, M., Potts, D.F. (Eds.), Proceedings of the AWRA Summer Specialty Conference 'Adaptive Management of Water Resources', June 26-28, 2006, Missoula, Montana

Raadgever, G.T. and Mostert, E. (2005), Public participation in information management - Analysis of participatory tools and their contribution to adaptive river basin management, Deliverable 1.2.2 of the NeWater project, RBA Centre, TU Delft

Raadgever, G.T. and Mostert, E. (2005), Transboundary River Basin Management – State-of-the-art review on transboundary regimes and information management in the context of adaptive management, Deliverable 1.3.1 of the NeWater project, RBA Centre, TU Delft

 

Below follow the links to the background reports of NeWater Deliverable 1.3.1., which describe the separate case study basins:

Becker, G. 2005. Transboundary river basin management regimes: the Tisza basin case study. Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Kranz, N., Interwies, E. and Vidaurre, R. 2005. Transboundary river basin management regimes: the Orange basin case study . Ecologic – Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin, Germany.

Kranz, N., Interwies, E. and Vorwerk, A.. 2005. Transboundary river basin management regimes: the Amu Darya basin case study . Ecologic – Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin, Germany.

Raadgever, G. T. 2005. Transboundary river basin management regimes: the Rhine basin case study . RBA Centre, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Raadgever, G. T. 2005. Transboundary river basin management regimes: the Elbe basin case study. RBA Centre, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Timmerman, J.G. 2005. Transboundary river basin management regimes: the Nile basin case study . RIZA - Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment, Lelystad, the Netherlands

Timmerman, J.G. and Doze, J. 2005. Transboundary river basin management regimes: the Guadiana basin case study . RIZA - Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment, Lelystad, the Netherlands

 

 

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