Bregje van Wesenbeeck
Senior Director, Deltares

Bregje is the scientific director of Deltares, a Dutch research institute for water management, and an expert in nature-based solutions. She is also an associate professor in nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based adaptation for climate change and disaster risk reduction at the Delft University of Technology. She has more than 15 years’ experience in working with development banks, UN, NGOs, and governments in Asia, Africa, US, and the Netherlands, providing advice on flood risk reduction, erosion mitigation, and climate change adaptation.

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In the Philippines, solutions that respect river dynamics and ecosystem functions were adopted to keep vulnerable communities safe from natural hazards.