• Room 8A-40, NU-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Timothy Tiggeloven is a researcher in the department of Water & Climate Risk of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since September 2017. He obtained his PhD degree in Coastal Flood Risk and Nature-based Solutions in 2022. The PhD thesis focusses on assessing the effectiveness of adaptation to coastal flooding at the global scale. He is a Hydrologist by training and his MSc thesis was partially conducted in Kitui, Kenya where he focused on water harvesting and adaptation to climate change.

Timothy’s postdoctoral research specialises in multi-hazard risk management and social vulnerability. With a focus on developing strategies to enhance disaster risk management and resilience in the face of complex challenges posed by multi-hazard events. His position is funded by MYRIAD-EU.


Multi-Hazard Risk Management, Flood Risk Assessment, Climate Change, Adaptation.


2022: PhD Coastal Flood Risk and Nature-based Solutions at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2017: MSc Hydrology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2015: BSc Earth Science & Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Ancillary activities

  • UNEP | Copenhagen | Supporting Lead Author | 2023-09-01 - 2023-12-31

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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