Prof. Dr. Jaap Kwadijk is director of science at Deltares, the Netherlands research institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. He is also part time Professor modeling water management and climate at the Twente University. Jaap Kwadijk received his PhD at the University Utrecht in 1993 on the impact of climate change on the River Rhine. Since 1997 he has been employed at WL|Delfthydraulics/Deltares where he has been involved in hydrological, water resources and climate change impact assessment studies. He joined in many international projects on flood management, forecasting, and water resources management a.o. Iran, Mongolia, Hong Kong and Bangla Desh. He lived for two years in Egypt where he was team leader of an international group of scientists and consultants that aimed at developing long term strategies for the water management of Lake Nasser.