This is an The Dutch Research Council (NWO) funded project lead by the University of Twente, The Netherlands, that investigates the socio-bio-physical dynamics of anthropogenic sandy shores impacted by multi-functional, nature-based solutions (NBS). In doing so it follows a Living Lab approach, documenting and analyzing interactions between evolving anthropogenic shores (Sand Motor and Hondsbossche Duinen) and people using and managing these NBS-modified landscapes.

Collaboration with: University of Twente 

Together with the University of Twente (Enschede, NL), with the artist collective Satellietgroep (den Haag, NL), and ArtEZ (Zwolle, NL) we facilitated learning experiences between engineering students from the University of Twente and art students from ArtEZ. Our goal was to explore how mixing the arts and engineering practices could change the way in which water challenges were addressed. This project was financed by the Andrea von Braun foundation (, and even though the project is now concluded, we strive to continue to develop a rigorous exploration of  the connections that art and sciences have and new ways these two disciplines can benefit from each other in university education.

Collaboration with: University of Twente, The Netherlands, Sattelietgroep, The Nethelands, ArtEZ, The Netherlands and Marcela Brugnach, BC3, Spain



Together with colleagues from CIRAD ( and IRSTEA (, we are developing experimental approaches of uncertainty analysis. Our aim is to explore the role and function of uncertainty in collective decision-making regarding resource dilemmas in water management. This work will be soon published and available for you to read.

Collaboration with: CIRAD, Montpellier, France, IRSTEA, France, and BC3, Bilbao, Spain