Niko Wanders

Niko Wanders is assistant professor in physical geography at Utrecht University. He has received the Academy KNAW Early Career Award 2019.

Wanders conducts groundbreaking research into the predictions of large-scale floods and droughts. He examines the interaction between extreme drought or precipitation, climate change and human water use. Wanders also plays a prominent role in science communication. He is the main initiator and organiser of the Dutch Drought Network, which informs citizens about fundamental and applied research into drought and provides advice on policy measures. He has a strong international reputation. He used his Rubicon scholarship to work for two years as a postdoc at Princeton University, where he is still a visiting researcher.