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Ted Veldkamp is Assistant Professor at the department of Water and Climate Risk at the Institute for Environmental Studies, VU Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and a research fellow at the Water department of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg (Austria).

Ted’s research encompasses the modelling and assessment of freshwater resources and their extremes at the global, regional, and local scale, with a focus on droughts and water scarcity. In doing so, she is particularly interested in the interaction between socioeconomic and hydro-climatic drivers causing hydrological extremes, such as human behaviour, demand growth, developments in population density, hydro-climatic variability driven by large scale oscillation systems like ENSO, and climate change. Using risk assessment methods and economic evaluation techniques Ted works on the evaluation and optimization of adaptation strategies that facilitate an efficient allocation of freshwater resources in space and time and that may alleviate the adverse effects of extreme hydrologic events. Ted works together in national and international research and consultancy projects and is part of the “Panta Rhei – Drought in the Anthropocene” working group and the ISIMIP consortium.

Ted obtained her PhD degree: “Water scarcity at the global and regional scale - unravelling its dominant drivers in historical and future time-periods” in December 2017 Cum Laude and has obtained her University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) in March 2018. At the VU Amsterdam, she has an active role in various teaching courses in the BSc programme Earth Science & Economics, the MSc programme Environmental Research Management, and the MSc programme Hydrology.

Ted has published more than 13 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and presented her work at several international conferences.


Global hydrology, Water resources modelling, Human influences, Climate variability, Hydrological extremes, Drought, Water scarcity, Climate change, Impact assessment, Risk analysis, Adaptation and mitigation, Human behaviour


2013: MSc Earth Sciences – Earth Sciences and Economics (Cum Laude), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2010: BSc Earth Sciences and Economics (Cum Laude), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


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  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis | Laxenburg | Medewerker | 2017-10-01

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Research Output 2010 2018

A Continental-Scale Hydroeconomic Model for Integrating Water-Energy-Land Nexus Solutions

Kahil, T., Parkinson, S., Satoh, Y., Greve, P., Burek, P., Veldkamp, T. I. E., Burtscher, R., Byers, E., Djilali, N., Fischer, G., Krey, V., Langan, S., Riahi, K., Tramberend, S. & Wada, Y., Oct 2018, In : Water Resources Research. 54, 10, p. 7511-7533 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

water management
water supply

Dependence between high sea-level and high river discharge increases flood hazard in global deltas and estuaries

Ward, P. J., Couasnon, A., Eilander, D., Haigh, I. D., Hendry, A., Muis, S., Veldkamp, T. I. E., Winsemius, H. C. & Wahl, T., 30 Jul 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 8, p. 1-13 13 p., 084012

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Sea level
river discharge
Oceans and Seas

Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

Winsemius, H. C., Jongman, B., Veldkamp, T. I. E., Hallegatte, S., Bangalore, M. & Ward, P. J., Jun 2018, In : Environment and Development Economics. 23, 3, p. 328-348 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

natural disaster
climate change

Human impact parameterizations in global hydrological models improve estimates of monthly discharges and hydrological extremes: A multi-model validation study

Veldkamp, T. I. E., Zhao, F., Ward, P. J., De Moel, H., Aerts, J. C. J. H., Schmied, H. M., Portmann, F. T., Masaki, Y., Pokhrel, Y., Liu, X., Satoh, Y., Gerten, D., Gosling, S. N., Zaherpour, J. & Wada, Y., 4 May 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 5, p. 1-16 16 p., 055008

Research output: Contribution to JournalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Validation Studies
model validation
anthropogenic effect

Magnitude and robustness associated with the climate change impacts on global hydrological variables for transient and stabilized climate states

Julien, B., Naota, H., Ted, V., Jacob, S. & Hideo, S., 4 Jun 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 6, p. 1-8 8 p., 064017

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Open Access
Climate Change
Climate change
Climate models
climate change