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Arjan Wardekker is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist with a background in both social and natural sciences. He's currently based at Utrecht University, working as a Senior Researcher / Project Leader at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, dept. Environmental Sciences & dept. Environmental Governance. He's also a Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance Project and conducting freelance work as an Independent Scholar.

My work focuses on 'Resilience & climate change adaptation under uncertainty' (e.g. impacts, framing, strategies & options), particularly in relation to cities and urbanising regions (e.g. metropolitan deltas). I'm currently leading a small team of students and researchers to develop this topic as my main research line.

Secondary interest developed over the past 12 years as a scientist relate to the broader fields of ‘dealing with uncertain risks’ and 'urban studies', such as emerging risks and urban innovations, futures & vision development.

Previously, I've worked with among others the Health Council of the Netherlands, Utrecht University (dept. Science, Technology & Society), RIVM, and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP/PBL).

Specialties:
- Urban and regional resilience
- Climate change (particularly impacts & adaptation; e.g. water management, health, urban areas)
- Uncertainty & risk (analysis, communication, perception, management/policy)
- Environment & health, emerging risks, methodology & tools

View my short CV at LinkedIn, my Google Scholar profile, and my UU webpage.
Contact: E-mail: [first-name].[last-name]@gmail.com, Twitter: @Arjan_Wardekker.

A list of my publications can be found on the Publications page.