T.I.E. Veldkamp MSc.

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PhD Researcher


Ted Veldkamp has been working as a PhD researcher with the IVM since February 2013. Within the SPACE department she will be working the coming years on the ENHANCE project under supervision of Dr. Philip Ward and Prof. Dr. Jeroen Aerts. Ted’s current PhD research focuses on trends, inter-annual variability, economic exposure and impacts and optimizing adaptation strategies with respect to water scarcity worldwide.

Prior to starting at the IVM, Ted completed a BSc and an MSc in Earth Science and Economics (VU University Amsterdam). During this period she has been working as a research assistant at several departments of the VU University Amsterdam. Ted specialized herself in the interdisciplinary research topic of catchment hydrology, water management and spatial and environmental economics. She graduated from the MSc programme with a thesis on the development of a drought risk assessment model for the analysis of damages to house foundation constructions caused by periodical ground water fluctuations.


GIS, natural hazards, risk assessment, land-use change analysis, spatial and environmental economic analysis, and catchment hydrology.

Academic training

2013 - presentPhD Researcher, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam
2010-2013MSc Earth Sciences – Earth Sciences and Economics (Cum Laude), VU University Amsterdam
2006-2010BSc Earth Sciences and Economics (Cum Laude), VU University Amsterdam

Professional employment history

2012Research Internship Deltares
2010Internship Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Water Management
2008-2012Research assistant, FEWEB, FALW, IVM, VU University Amsterdam

Selected publications

Veldkamp, T.I.E., Eisner, S., Wada, Y., Aerts, J.C.J.H. & Ward, P.J. (2015). Sensitivity of water scarcity events to ENSO-driven climate variability at the global scale. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 4081–4098. Doi: 10.5194/hess-19-4081-2015.

Veldkamp, T.I.E., Wada, Y., de Moel, H., Kummu, M.S., Eisner, S., Aerts, J.C.J.H. & Ward, P.J. (2015). Changing mechanism of global water scarcity events: Impacts of socioeconomic changes and inter-annual hydro-climatic variability. Global Environmental Change, 32, 18–29. Doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.02.011.

Lasage, R., Veldkamp, T.I.E, de Moel, H., Van, T.C., Phi, H.L., Vellinga, P. & Aerts, J.C.J.H. (2014). Assessment of the effectiveness of flood adaptation strategies for HCMC. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14, 1441–1457. Doi: 10.5194/nhess-14-1441-2014.