dr. JEM (Judith) Klostermann

dr. JEM (Judith) Klostermann

Researcher

Judith Klostermann is senior researcher at WENR and is working within the Climate Change team. She is designing, executing and leading research projects in the domains of adaptation to climate change, coastal management, environment and sustainability. Her main fields of expertise are policy science, governance, social institutions and public administration, social construction theory, perceptions and anthropological research methods, and stakeholder involvement. Recent projects are the organization of user engagement in climate services, the evaluation of climate buffers in The Netherlands and a study on the impact of the new Environment Act on participation in river management projects.She organized Communities of Practice in European projects on urban climate change. She participated in the SEES expedition to Svalbard (http://www.sees.nl/). Some other topics of her research are stakeholder involvement in the Dutch Delta Program, characteristics of transdisciplinary research, negotiation of uncertainties in the freshwater/saline water debate, and adaptive capacity of social institutions. In 2003 she acquired a PhD with a dissertation titled Social Construction of Sustainability in Drinking Water Companies. Between 1990 and 1998 she worked for TNO Environmental consultancy in Delft and Apeldoorn. She has a Masters degree in Biology from the University of Utrecht.