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Toon Haer has been employed as a PhD student at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) since December 2013. In the coming years he will be working on the ENHANCE project under supervision of Prof. Jeroen Aerts. The ENHANCE project aims to enhance risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe and to provide guidelines and policy recommendations for the horizontal integration of risk management and climate-proofing in policies.

In 2012, Toon did an internship at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, USA, under supervision of Prof. Eugenia Kalnay. His thesis on relative sea-level rise led to a publication and sparked his interest in flood risk research. During his PhD, Toon will be working with Agent-Based Models to evaluate future flood adaptation strategies on different scales throughout Europe. Since the hazard is influenced by human action and vice versa, Toon will investigate the dynamic coupling of the human and natural system.


Agent-Based Modelling, Flood Risk Assessment, Climate Change, Adaptation.


2012: MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences, IVEM, University of Groningen (cum laude).

2010: BSc Technologymanagement, University of Groningen.


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Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-01-24)

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Research Output 2013 2017

Open Access

Economic evaluation of climate risk adaptation strategies: Cost-benefit analysis of flood protection in Tabasco, Mexico

Haer, T., Botzen, W. J. W., Zavala-Hidalgo, J., Cusell, C. & Ward, P. J. 1 Feb 2017 In : Atmosfera. p. 101-120

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Integrating household mitigation behaviour in flood risk analysis: An agent-based model approach

Haer, T., Botzen, W. J. W., De Moel, H. & Aerts, J. C. J. H. 2017 In : Risk Analysis. 37, 10, p. 1977-1992

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Relative sea-level rise and the conterminous United States: Consequences of potential land inundation in terms of population at risk and GDP loss

Haer, T., Kalnay, E., Kearney, M. & Moll, H. Dec 2013 In : Global Environmental Change. 23, 6, p. 1627-1636 10 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle