J.A. de Bruijn MSc.

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faculteit der bètawetenschappen ( dep. water & climate risk )
PhD researcher


Jens works at the IVM since September 2015. His research focusses on the application of various social media in flood risk modelling, (near-)real time flood modelling and flood predictions. The research is conducted under the supervision of Dr Brenden Jongman, Dr Hans de Moel and Prof. Jeroen Aerts.

Prior to starting at the IVM, Jens completed a BSc in Earth Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam and a MSc Earth Surface and Water at Utrecht University in Utrecht. He focused on large scale hydrological modelling and societal impact. He graduated with a MSc Thesis on non-renewable groundwater and the impact on global food security towards 2050.


Hydrological modelling, geostatistics, natural hazards, risk assessments.

Academic training

2012-2015Master’s degree Earth Surface and Water, Utrecht University (UU), Utrecht
2009-2012Bachelor’s degree Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam

Professional employment history

2015-present    PhD student, Global Flood Risk Assessment and Validation Using Social Media, Institute for Environmental Studies/Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken (IVM), VU University, Amsterdam
2015                   Research Assistant, The Impact of Non Renewable Groundwater on Global Food Security Towards 2050, International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

Ancillary activities

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Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017