Dr. Haasnoot is an environmental scientist specialized in water management, integrated assessment modeling and decision making under deep uncertainty. She is a founder of the Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways approach.
Her current research focuses on (adaptive) delta management and planning, and climate change adaptation. Model based adaptation pathways, fast integrated models and signals for timely adaptation are key tools in this research. Current studies focus on San Francisco, Miami, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. Serious gaming is one of tools she uses to socialize people with decision making under uncertainty and adaptation pathways.
Marjolijn is leading the research program on adaptation to climate change and sea level rise, is a member of the leadership team of the Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty, and will be a lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC.
Marjolijn is Associate Professor at Utrecht University. She is also affiliated to Deltares where she leads the strategic research program on climate adaptation at Deltares.
Dr Haasnoot designed and led the research on impacts of accelerated sea level rise in the Netherlands, which triggered the national Research Program on Sea Level Rise of the government to assess the Dutch adaptation strategy. The thread in Dr Haasnoot’s work is on assessing societal impacts of climate change, sea level rise, socio-economic developments and alternative management options to develop robust and adaptive plans.
Role: Researcher, Consultant, Associate Professor
Field of Research: Water resources management and environmental modelling
Areas of Expertise: Water management, climate adaptation, integrated assessment modeling and decision-making under deep uncertainty