Since graduating from TU Delft in the Netherlands with an MSc, Reinout Viersma has worked in coastal protection, land reclamation, ports & waterway and marine construction. He has worked for Van Oord and predecessors for 25 years in various roles in the execution of dredging and marine construction works, including commercial roles on branch offices around the world and as a tender manager at Van Oord’s head office working on large complex projects. Reinout currently works as Programme Manager Climate Adaptation, tasked with developing coastal protection to mitigate climate change.
Articles By Reinout Viersma
Climate Risk Overview tool: mapping naturebased flood protection opportunities
The planet is facing enormous challenges caused by human activity, increasing the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems to the forces of nature. This is worsened by the effects of climate change, which is threatening the world’s coastal defences. Van Oord has responded to these challenges by developing the Climate Adaptation Action Plan. The plan is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue between stakeholders in order to provide ready-to-scale marine solutions that help increase the resilience of the communities and ecosystems of coastal areas.