Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment


Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands On February 6th the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment signed a Statement of Intent together with global partners of the new project 'Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands'. UNESCO-IHE is one of the parties involved in the establishment of the Centre, aiming to contribute with its expertise in capacity development.
Thursday 16 March 2017
Professor Joyeeta Gupta meets Pope Francis Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Law and Policy in Water Resources and Environment represented UNESCO-IHE at a seminar on ´Human Right to Water´ in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican City. She gave a short talk on the importance of emphasizing the sanitation component in the human right to water. She also met Pope Francis and signed the Papal Declaration.
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Interview with SENSE director Philipp Pattberg about the important role of politics in the Anthropocene in Bureau de Helling (the GroenLinks think tank) Philipp Pattberg, Professor of Transnational Environmental Governance and Policy believes that the Anthropocene needs long-term politics on all levels. Some questions are complex, some solutions are not nice to hear. This is why the discussion about how we want our future to look like is so important. Politicians have the responsibility to involve civilians.
Friday 17 February 2017
Prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for prof. Marten Scheffer (WU) The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category goes to the ecologists Marten Scheffer of Wageningen University & Research and to Gene Likens (USA). Both researchers receive the prestigious award for contributing decisively to what the jury describes as ‘one of the major challenges’ of this scientific discipline: to understand and, where possible, anticipate ecosystem responses to human-induced alterations of the natural environment. The award will (in June) consist of €100,000 prize money, a diploma and a commemorative artwork. The announcement took place on February 7th.
Thursday 16 February 2017
SENSE alumnus Alexander van Oudenhoven (WU) Discoverer of the year 2016 of Leiden University Environmental scientist Alexander van Oudenhoven has been chosen as Discoverer of the year of the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. Vice Rector Magnificus Hester Bijl announced this during the faculty’s New Year’s Reception on 10 January.
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Dagelijks klimaatbericht biedt perspectief om te handelen Naast het weerbericht hoort een dagelijks bericht over het klimaat. Met daarin actualiteiten over de toestand van het klimaat, waarschuwingen en praktische informatie over aanpassingen aan klimaatveranderingen of het terugdringen van risico’s. “Het biedt een beter zicht op handelswijzen”, zegt prof. Albert Klein Tank, buitengewoon hoogleraar Klimaatdiensten in zijn inaugurele rede aan Wageningen University & Research op 19 januari.
Wednesday 18 January 2017
Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Dr. Roshanka Ranasinghe, UNESCO-IHE and University of Twente Prof. Dr. Roshanka (Rosh) Ranasinghe, who holds the AXA Chair in Climate Change Impacts and Coastal Risk at the Department of Water Science and Engineering gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Twente on 10th November.
Monday 12 December 2016
DenkTank zoekt Promovendi - Meld je nu aan voor de Nationale DenkTank 2016! Ben je creatief, onafhankelijk en ondernemend? Werk je graag samen met een multidisciplinair team en wil je bijdragen aan de maatschappij? Meld je dan vóór 17 april aan voor de Nationale DenkTank 2016!
Tuesday 8 March 2016