Wim Douven is Associate Professor in Integrated River Basin Management at IHE Delft in the Integrated Water Systems and Governance department. He has a background in urban and regional planning and holds a PhD in spatial informatics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He joined the institute in 1997.
Wim Douven has wide experience in training and education, multi-disciplinary research, and institutional capacity building in the fields of integrated water and environmental resources management and Integrated River basin Management. Since 20 years he is coordinating and teaching in Master programs, supervising PhD students as well as organising and facilitating international trainings and workshops. He has led various large research projects both in western countries as well as in developing countries, all characterized by their multi-disciplinary nature.