Lisa Verschuren is an urban water management expert with three years of working experience. She holds a BSc. in Systems Engineering, Policy and Management and a MSc. in Water Management from Delft University of Technology. During her study, she did research projects in Nepal on the use of citizen science for land use validation and rainfall in the Kathmandu valley. In addition, she applied novel remote sensing methods to investigate patterns of human response to riverine floods by quantifying the human footprint in flood prone areas using night-time light data.

Lisa is a water professional with strong client communication skills. She is detail oriented, output driven, and is always searching for new novel data sources and methods. After three years in urban drainage management, she decided to follow her passion by giving expert advice on environmental topics. With her experience and technical background, she is great at tackling any challenge.

Related projects

  • SOSIA+: Climate Smart Irrigation Services in Ghana

    Earlier this year FutureWater finished a very first draft of the irrigation advisory application SOSIA, with promising results in Rwanda and Zambia. The SOSIA Irrigation Advisory Tool was based on satellite data only. For this project, the SOSIA+ tool will be developed. SOSIA+ will also include real-time local ground data…

  • MAGDA: Meteorological Assimilation from Galileo and Drones for Agriculture

    The MAGDA project aims at providing an integrated – but modular – system to provide severe weather forecasts and irrigation advisories enhanced by means of various satellite-borne, drone-borne and ground-based weather-observing technologies. The main applications will be in providing both warnings about severe weather that could affect crops and irrigation…

  • Hydrological Assessment for the Lunyangwa Dam

    The Lunyangwa Dam is prone to overtopping during the wet season. Raising the spillway crest and/or installing gates on the existing crest will allow an increase in the retention level. In order to determine the height of the redesigned spillway, a flood analysis was conducted for several return periods in…

  • SOSIA: Small-Scale Open Source Satellite-based Irrigation Advice

    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…

  • HiFarm: Data Driven Agricultural Intensification Pilot Program for Maize, Coffee and Tea Farmers in Kenya

    The eco.business Fund, in partnership with FutureWater and Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest integrated agricultural supply chain managers and processors in sub-Saharan Africa, has launched a pilot project in Kenya for data-driven agricultural intensification. This project aims to improve farmer productivity and profitability whilst enhancing the environmental…

Related publications

  • 2023 - Technical reportVerschuren, L., et al. 2023. Water balance simulations. Deliverable 6.1. Technical report Meteorological Assimilation from Galileo and drones for agriculture (MAGDA) project.X

    Water balance simulations

    Verschuren, L., et al.

  • 2023 - FutureWater Report 240D'Haeyer, B., L. Verschuren, B. de Vries. SOSIA: Small-Scale Open Source Satellite-based Irrigation Advice. FutureWater Report 240.X

    SOSIA: Small-Scale Open Source Satellite-based Irrigation Advice. Report Phase 2.

    D'Haeyer, B., L. Verschuren, B. de Vries

  • 2022 - FutureWater Report 239Verschuren, L.M., T. Schults, M. de Klerk. 2022. APSAN-Vale Water Productivity Analysis (in Portuguese): Irrigation Season 2022. FutureWater Report 239X

    APSAN-Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Irrigation Season 2022 (in Portuguese)

    Verschuren, L.M., T. Schults, M. de Klerk

  • 2022 - FutureWater Report 239Verschuren, L.M., T. Schults, M. de Klerk. 2022. APSAN-Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Irrigation Season 2022. FutureWater Report 239X

    APSAN-Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Irrigation Season 2022

    Verschuren, L.M., T. Schults, M. de Klerk

  • 2022 - FutureWater Report 238Verschuren, L.M., T. Schults, M. de Klerk, J.D. van Opstal, 2022. APSAN-Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2021-2022. FutureWater Report 238.X

    APSAN-Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2021-2022 (in Portuguese)

    Verschuren, L.M., T. Schults, M. de Klerk, J.D. van Opstal

  • 2022 - FutureWater Report 238Verschuren, L.M., T. Schults, M. de Klerk, J.D. van Opstal, 2022. APSAN-Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2021-2022. FutureWater Report 238.X

    APSAN-Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2021-2022

    Verschuren, L.M., T. Schults, M. de Klerk, J.D. van Opstal

  • 2022 - Technical ReportVerschuren, L., J. Hunink. 2022. Hydrological Study of the Lunyangwa Dam Catchment in Mzuzu, Malawi. Technical Report. X

    Hydrological Study of the Lunyangwa Dam Catchment in Mzuzu, Malawi

    Verschuren, L., J. Hunink

  • 2022 - FutureWater Report 237D'Haeyer, B., J. van Opstal, L. Verschuren, G. Simons, M. de Klerk, B. de Vries. SOSIA: Small-Scale Open Source Satellite-based Irrigation Advice. FutureWater Report 237.X

    SOSIA: Small-Scale Open Source Satellite-based Irrigation Advice. Report Phase 1.

    D'Haeyer, B., J. van Opstal, L. Verschuren, G.W.H. Simons, M. de Klerk, B. de Vries