Invitation | Uitnodiging

Voor het bijwonen van de openbare verdediging van mijn proefschrift.

You are kindly invited to attend the defence of my PhD thesis entitled:


Diversifying land use and water management activities to adapt to climate related risks in the Netherlands and Hungary

  on Tuesday 25 May 2010 at 16:00 in the Aula of Wageningen University, Generaal Foulkesweg 1a, Wageningen (announcement @WUR, directions)

Preceding the ceremony there will be a symposium, starting 13:00 in room LUMEN 1 (more below).

After the ceremony, you are welcome at the reception in the Aula and a diner in Café de Tijd, Markt 12, Wageningen (, directions).

Please let me know about your availability, especially when you can join for diner.
Kunt u me laten weten of u komt, vooral als u er bij de receptie en het diner bij kunt zijn?



Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga,

Naomi Leefmans,


Gifts, Kado


Your support for one of the following organisations is much appreciated:

A donation box will be available at the reception and graduation diner or you can use the account number above.

Symposium announcement

'Taking forward adaptation research'

25th May 2010 13:00 – 15:00 , Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centre
Location: Room ‘Lumen 1’ in Lumen, Building no. 100, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, 6708 PB, Wageningen

Adaptation has quickly gained attention as an inevitable response to the challenges posed by climate change. Alongside, adaptation research emerged as an exciting, pioneering and fast growing research field. Over the last 20 years much progress was made. Bonds to other research fields were strengthened as well as to policy making and decision support. With the success of adaptation research comes a great responsibility to listen to society, interact and deliver reliable results. At the same time results are subjected to tougher scrutiny. Adaptation research is growing up. In this symposium we aim to reflect on what has been achieved, what opportunities and challenges lie ahead and where to go next. Together with the audience, the speakers and panel may explore topics such as adaptation and governance, adaptive management, addressing uncertainty, adaptation assessment and communication of adaptation results. Thrusting the richness of the discussion, we aim to summarise symposium results in a jointed publication.

Invited speakers and panel members include:

  • Prof. dr. F. Berkhout, Hoogleraar Innovatie en Duurzaamheid, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Prof. dr. P. Kabat, Hoogleraar Aardsysteemkunde en Klimaatstudies, Wageningen Universiteit

  • Prof. dr. R. Leemans, Hoogleraar Milieusysteemanalyse, Wageningen Universiteit

  • Prof. dr. C. Pahl-Wostl, Professor for Resource Management, University of Osnabrück, Germany

  • Prof. dr. J. Rockström, Professor Natural Resources Management, Stockholm University and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden