Brecht D’Haeyer (MSc.) is a hydrologist and water resources engineer with 3 years of experience in surface water (irrigation engineering, river engineering, lock engineering) and groundwater (saline agriculture, droughts, pumping test analyses). He has worked both for the public and private industry in Belgium, Bangladesh, Burundi, India, Myanmar, and Tajikistan.
Brecht has advanced skills in hydraulic and hydrologic modelling and GIS analysis using a variety of existing software packages (i.e. HECRAS, LOCKSIM, Flowpath II, EPANET, SIRIO, ArcGIS, QGIS, ICM Infoworks), and programming languages (Matlab, R). He is an ambitious and idealistic young professional who aims to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world, thereby combining his socio-technical background with his experiences from international water projects.
This specific combination has allowed Brecht to look beyond the technical problem, tackle complex challenges, and contribute to the most sustainable solution. Brecht is currently a consultant/ researcher on Hydrology at the FutureWater office in Wageningen.
The WE-ACT project’s overall goal is to demonstrate a Decision Support System (DSS) for water allocation in a Central Asian transboundary river to increase shared benefits and foster the adaptation of water resources management and planning to climate change.
FutureWater currently furthers the development of the SOSIA tool: an irrigation advice for small-scale food producers. Due to the lack of local weather station data, virtual weather stations derived from open-source satellite data are established, and combined with crop stage, and projected and historical precipitation data. The SOSIA tool allows…
Rwanda recently published its “Vision 2050” which sets out the national long-term development strategy, stating new objectives for urbanization, energy production, irrigation and water resources development. The Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) in collaboration with the Rwanda Water Resources Board (RWB) with financial support from the World Bank undertakes the consultancy…
CREATE: Cross-Border Climate Vulnerabilities and Remote Impacts of Food Systems of the EU, Turkey and Africa
Knowledge and research on cross-border climate vulnerabilities and impacts of a geographic area is still a new topic in scientific literature. Nowadays, climate risk and impact assessments of food-systems focus typically on the production within a geographic area only. Consequently, knowledge and research on the cross-border climate vulnerabilities of food-systems…
FutureWater's role in this project is to provide remote sensing and GIS services with an aim of highlighting degraded areas of land in Kyrgyzstan and determining where restoration interventions are possible. The identification of highly degraded areas is achieved by analysing a number of remote sensing products, notably including NDVI…
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SOSIA: Small-Scale Open Source Satellite-based Irrigation Advice
D'Haeyer, B., J. van Opstal, L. Verschuren, G.W.H. Simons, M. de Klerk, B. de Vries