Drs. C.C.D.F. van Ree

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faculteit der aard- en levenswetenschappen ( dep. environmental economics )
PhD Researcher


Derk van Ree is a part-time PhD-student in the department of Environmental Economics of IVM Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University Amsterdam. He is employed by Deltares in Delft, the Netherlands. He is performing a PhD research project on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Shallow (defined as up to 500 metres of depth) Subsurface. The aim is to develop an integrated management framework for the sustainable use of the shallow subsurface in the (predominantly) urban environment. The project is supervised by both Prof. M.W. Hofkes at IVM as well as Dr. K. Groen from the Earth Sciences Department.


Derk van Ree is a senior specialist in the environmental field related to soil and groundwater issues including environmental impact assessment and sustainable development of the subsurface.

Academic training

1982“Doctorandus (drs.)” degree in Geographical Hydrology from VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
19783-year full-time Bachelors Degree in Physical Geography

Professional employment history

1984Employed by Deltares, formerly GeoDelft
1982Geohydrologist at the National Institute for Water Supply and at the Department of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment

Recent projects

•       Project coordinator of the EU-FP7 project FLOODPROBE: Technologies for improved safety of the built environment in relation to flood events. The project is related to flood risk management.

•       Project partner of the FP7 European Coordination action on Environmental Technology Verification ETV- Building a framework for international harmonization. AdvanceETV.

•       Project partner of the EU-FP7 project Modelprobe. Model driven Soil Probing, Site Assessment and Evaluation.

•       Project manager of the SmartSoils®-program on Biogrout-development.

•       Project partner of the European project PROMOTE on environmental technology verification for site characterisation, monitoring and remediation technologies.

Membership advisory bodies

Member of the advisory board of the FP7 project iSOIL. Interactions between soil related sciences – linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping.

Selected publications

Ree, C.C.D.F. van, Beukering, P.J.H. van (2016). Geosystem services: A concept in support of sustainable development of the subsurface. Ecosystem Services, 20, 30-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.06.004

Fleischer, M., van Ree, C.C.D.F. & Leven, C. (2014). Where can cone penetrometer technology be applied? Development of a map of Europe regarding the soil penetrability. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(15), 9016-9027.

Tomasetta, C., Griffioen, J. & van Ree, D. (2014). Toepassing van Life Cycle Analysis op WKO.  Tijdschrift Bodem, 2, 6-28.

de Mulder, E.J., van Ree, C.C.D.F. & Wang, K. (2015). Underground urban development: an overview. engineering geology for society and territory. In Lollino, G., Manconi, A., Guzzetti, F. et al. (Eds.), Engineering geology for society and territory – Volume 5 (pp. 25-29). Springer International Publishing.

Tomasetta, C., van Ree, C.C.D.F. & Griffioen, J. (2015). Life cycle analysis of underground thermal energy storage. In Lollino, G., Manconi, A., Guzzetti, F. et al. (Eds.), Engineering geology for society and territory – Volume 5 (pp. 1213-1217). Springer International Publishing.

van Ree, C.C.D.F., Halstead, M. & Warning, A.E. (2015). Is there a role for subsurface lease in urban development to gain community support? In Lollino, G., Manconi, A., Guzzetti, F. et al. (Eds.), Engineering geology for society and territory – Volume 5 (pp. 1223-1229). Springer International Publishing.

de Mulder, E.F.J., van Ree, C.C.D.F. & H. Hack, R.G.K. (2015). Geo-environmental aspects of European Underground Infrastructure. In Culshaw, M.G., Osipov, V.I., Booth, S.J. & Victorov, A.S. (Eds.), Environmental security of the European cross-border energy supply infrastructure. NATO science for peace and security series C: environmental security. Springer International Publishing, 253 pp. (in print).

van Ree, C.C.D.F., Van, M.A., Heilemann, K., Morris, M.W., Royet, P.& Zevenbergen, C. (2011). FloodProBE: technologies for improved safety of the built environment in relation to flood events. Environmental Science & Policy, 14(7), 874-883. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2011.03.010.

Track, T., Ertel, T., van Ree, D., Bastiaens, L. & Klaas, N. (2008). Environmental technology verification – an instrument to promote remediation and monitoring technologies. Special session 12 Consoil2008, 3-6 June 2008 Milano, Italy.

Bakker, L., Bouwknegt, M., Dijkstra, S. & van Ree, D., (2008). Normalization approach field screening technologies. Consoil2008, 3-6 June 2008 Milano, Italy.

de Mulder, E.F.J., Hack, R. & van Ree, D. (2007). Sustainable use and management of the subsurface. In Proceedings of 11th ACUUS International Conference, “Underground Space: Expanding the Frontiers”, Athens, 10-13 September 2007. Eds: D. Kaliampakos and A. Benardos. NTUA Press, Athens – GREECE .ISBN: 978-960-254-666-6.

Bernaus, A., Gaona, X., van Ree, D. & Valiente, M. (2006). The mercury impact of a chlor-alkali plant: speciation analysis and geochemical characterisation of the area. Analytica chimica acta, 565(1), 73-80.

Whiffin, V.S., Lambert, J.W.M. & van Ree, C.C.D.F. (2005). Biogrout and biosealing – pore-space engineering with bacteria. Bio-Geo Insitu processes. Geostrata September/Oktober 2005. American Society of Civil Engineers.


de Mulder, E.F.J., Hack H.R.G.K., & van Ree C.C.D.F. (2012) Sustainable development and management of the shallow subsurface. Geological Society, 192 pp