flood and coastal management adviser , Royal HaskoningDHV
Jaap Flikweert is a flood and coastal management advisor and a Leading Professional with Royal HaskoningDHV, and a Fellow of CIWEM. Jaap’s expertise covers the whole spectrum of flood and coastal management: from detailed design to strategy and policy level, and covering planning, preparation, protection and response. Jaap successfully uses his Dutch background and network to translate water management innovations that were tested and funded by the Netherlands to the UK. Examples are the Bacton Sandscaping scheme, block revetments for a seabank in Stolford (Somerset) and the development and application of the TRICO approach for interactive optioneering. He leads Royal HaskoningDHV’s role in the Shoreline Management Plans refresh and is involved in ongoing work for Defra and the Environment Agency to explore the role of resilience in flood and coastal management.