Department of Water, Agriculture and Food

The Department of Water, Agriculture and Food covers the fields of water quality and quantity, water safety, agriculture, food production, agricultural emissions, and developments surrounding food demand. Water and water management, in both the Netherlands and in Europe, are important in relation to agriculture, housing, nature development, recreation, and transport. Issues that play a role in this respect are the effects of climate change, the availability of fresh water, and the living conditions and safety around the deltas. The department looks at possibilities for the Netherlands, especially, to combine expansion and efficiency in food production with nature and landscape, which on a European scale, is also linked to European Agricultural Policy reform. On a global scale, the department studies world food supply and biofuel production, and how these issues relate to biodiversity, emissions and the use of space.


You can reach the Department of Water, Agriculture and Food by:


Jeannette Beck

Head of Department

Daan Boezeman

Senior Researcher
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Jolijn Bonnet

Arno Bouwman

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Jan van Dam

Researcher Reseacher on the field of agriculture and economics
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William van Dijk

Ron Franken

Researcher Policy researcher water
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Frank van Gaalen

Researcher Water
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Hans van Grinsven

Senior Researcher Programme Manager Agriculture and Environment
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Frédérique Kirkels

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Maureen Lachminarainsingh

Willem Ligtvoet

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Graciela Luteijn

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Koen Overmars

Ronald Plantinga

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Peter van Puijenbroek

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Marian van Schijndel

Researcher Policy researcher Agriculture and Environment
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Lena Schulte-Uebbing

Brechtje Silvius

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Bastiaan Simonse

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Aaldrik Tiktak

Senior Researcher Soil and Water
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Sanne Trienekens

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Martijn Vink

Senior Researcher Governance and inistitutions
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Marijke Vonk

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Henk Westhoek

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Emma van der Zanden

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