personalia – education – work – teaching – projects– courses – awards – activities – others
Name: Miriam Coenders (-Gerrits)
Address: see contact information
2005-2010 PhD Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Thesis entitled ‘The role of interception in the hydrological cycle’
1998 – 2005 Masters Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Civil Engineering (CiTG): Watermanagement – Hydrology. Graduation project: ‘Hydrological modelling of the Zambezi catchment for gravity measurements’
1992 – 1998 High school (VWO): Jac. P. Thijsse College in Castricum, the Netherlands. Dutch, English, Math A, Math B, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Economy
Jan 2010 – Oct 2011 Researcher/Lecturer at Delft University of Technology.
Jun 2005 – Sep 2010 PhD-student, Delft University of Technology / CRP-Gabriel Lippmann. Topic ‘the role of interception in the hydrological cycle‘
Feb 2005 – Jun 2005 Researcher, Delft University of Technology. Hydrology. Editorial work for the book “Salinity and Tides in Alluvial estuaries” from prof.dr.ir. H.H.G. Savenije, programming CD-ROM, maintaining website, 3D-modelling, etc.
Sep 2004 – Feb 2005 Student assistant of prof.dr.ir. N.C. van de Giesen, DUT. Water Resources Management. Building section website, guiding Sobek tutorial (5th year course ‘operational watermanagement’), editing lecture notes, etc.
Sep 2003 – Oct 2003 Traineeship by engineering company ‘Wareco Amsterdam’, the Netherlands. Department ‘Water resources management’. Doing geo-hydrological fieldwork, analysing measuring results, reporting, assisting with several projects on urban water problems, etc.
Oct 2002 – Sep 2004 Student assistant of prof.dr.ir. H.H.G. Savenije, DUT. Hydrology. Editing lecture notes, organizing and guiding several field trips to Luxembourg and Belgium, maintaining website, doing hydrological research, building measuring equipment, creating lecture sheets, (academic) posters, etc.
Feb 2002 – Oct 2002 Student assistant of prof.ir. L.A.G. Wagemans, DUT. ‘Structural Engineering’. Creating new lecture notes and lecture sheets for 3rd year course ‘Structural engineering 3’.
2001 – 2002 Tutor first year students, DUT. Guiding first year students on the university
Qualification: University Teaching Qualification Dutch Universities (UTQ/BKO) in 2011
:: Courses _______
- Responsible for CIE4440 – Hydrological Measurements; 4th year MSc course on hydrological measuring techniques
- Responsible for CT3412 – Metingen aan Water; 3rd year minor course on measuring techniques in water engineering
- Lecturer for CTB2420 – Hydrologie; 2nd year BSc-course on the basics of hydrology
:: Supervision _______
- Henry Zimba (2018-ongoing, PhD TU Delft) “Remote sensing based assessment of evaporation in semi-arid Miombo forest”
- Bart Schilperoort (2016-ongoing, PhD TU Delft) “Measuring evaporation with DTS”
- César Dionisio Jiménez Rodriguez (2016-ongoing, PhD TU Delft) “Using isotopes to understand evaporation”
- Visiting scientists
- Livia Rosalem (2019-2020, visiting PhD from University of Sao Paulo, Brasil): Measuring and modelling of forest floor interception.
- Stefanie Lutz (2018-2019, visiting PostDoc from UFZ Helmholtz, Germany)
- Moein Sadeghi (2017-2018, visiting PhD from University of Tehran, Iran): Estimating rainfall interception using Artificial Neural Network in needle-leaved afforestations
- João Henrique Macedo Sá (2017, visiting PhD from Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC, Brazil): forest floor interception
- Yan Haofang (2017-2018, visiting research associate from Jiangsu University, China)
- Chuan Zhang (2017-2018, visiting research associate from Jiangsu University, China)
- Erika Vatiero (2017, visiting PhD from Second University of Naples, Italy): isotopes
- Laura Sepulveda (2016, traineeship Polytech Montpellier, France): isotopes
- Elisabetta Giuditta (2015, visiting PhD from Second University of Naples, Italy) “Measuring forest floor interception with stable water isotopes in pre-scribed burned forests”
- Ameneh Mianabadi (2015, visiting PhD from Ferdowsi University of Mashad, Iran) “Budyko framework at global scale”
- Rafa Perez (2014, visiting PhD from Cordoba University, Spain) “Interception of Cistus trees”
- Maurice Shorachi (ongoing, MSc, TU Delft): “Detecting Crop Water Stress
A study in the Netherlands using Sentinel-1 Data“
- Manish Kharagjitsing (ongoing, MSc, TU Delft): “Optimizing Support Vector Machines with ISBA-A-gs Land Surface Variables as a Surrogate Model to Simulate ASCAT Derived Parameters”
- Stijn van Terwisga (ongoing, MSc, TU Delft): “Aftermath of multi-year drought”
- Rutger Weijers (ongoing, MSc, TU Delft): “Droogte indicatoren”
- Mengya Wei (ongoing, MSC, TU Delft): “Root zone storage capacity”
- Kathelijne Beenen (ongoing, MSc, TU Delft): “Mapping Actual Evaporation for Irrigation Systems – a case study on sugarcane fields in Mozambique”.
- Nicael Jooste (ongoing, MSc, TU Delft): “Uncovering hidden patterns: Exploring the potential value of the MetOp ASCAT vegetation parameters as a source of information using an unsupervised machine learning approach”.
- Sylvia van Doorn (ongoing, MSc, TU Delft) “The influence of tree phenology on the evaporative processes of the trees in the Lower Zambezi”
- Daan Rooze (2020, MSc, TU Delft): “Borrowed Land: Reframing the relation between flood and drought adaptation efforts with the built environment in New Orleans“
- Manuel Huber (2019, MSc, TU Delft): “Development of a Deep Learning Surrogate Model to Simulate MetOp ASCAT Observations with Land Surface Parameters“.
- Zinky Bhusal (2019, MSc, IHE) “Evaluation of global rainfall products for runoff simulation in the Narayani Basin using SWAT”
- You Wu (2019, MSc, IHE) “Identification of optimal SWAT model structure for hydrological modeling of Wei River basin in China”
- Barnabas Wathiai Mugo (2019, MSc, IHE) “Analysis of the Hydro-Meteorological Observation Network of the Mara River Basin in
Kenya and Tanzania”
- Geiske de Groot (2019, MSc, TU Delft): “Hysteresis in the evapotranspiration – Vapor Pressure Deficit Relation“
- Ashwini Petchiappan (2019, MSc, TU Delft) “Active microwave remote sensing of the Amazon forest region“
- Judith Straathof (2018, additional thesis, TU Delft) “Providing water for livestock and crop production to a rural area in Bonaire using reverse osmosis”
- Justus van Ramshorst (2018, MSc, TU Delft) “Wind speed measurements using distributed fiber optics: a wind tunnel study”.
- Elma Tenner (2017, MSc, TU Delft) “The UV-LIDAR: A tool for investigating Aerosol-Cloud Interactions“
- Martijn Mulder (2017, additional thesis, TU Delft) “The effect of the imperviousness on the hydrological response time of sewer districts Rotterdam. Study based on new monitoring system by municipality of Rotterdam“.
- Maria Warter (2016-2017, additional thesis, visiting MSc from Wageningen University) “Influence of the evaporation process in the moss and litter layers and its effect on the isotope signature of the soil water”
- Tara van Iersel (2016, additional thesis TU Delft) “Verifying the BR-DTS method with hand measurements executed with the PT-100 and the Eddy Covariance Method“.
- Lynn Duijndam (2016, MSc, TU Delft) “Evaluation of two automated remote sensing-based surface energy balance models for estimating daily evapotranspiration“
- Bart Schilperoort (2016, MSc, TU Delft) “Using remote sensed actual evaporation to improve hydrological models”
- Daniël van Dijk (2016, MSc, TU Delft) “Baseflow recession, Groundwater storage and rainfall runoff processes in Inselberg topography in Messica, Manica, Mozambique: Fieldwork Conveyance and FlexTopo withOCM“
- Marieke Akerboom (2016, MSc, TU Delft) “Tornado Dectection using a Dual Polarimeteric X-band Doppler Weather Radar in The Netherlands: a case study“
- Bart Schilperoort (2016, additional thesis) “Validation of temperature and relative humidity observations by DTS”
- Emma Aalbers (2015, MSc, TU Delft) “Evaporation in conceptual rainfall-runoff models. Testing model realism using remotely sensed evaporation“
- Rutger Hofste (2014, MSc, TU Delft) “Comparative Analysis Among Near-Operational Evapotranspiration Products for the Nile Basin Based on Earth Observations“
- Cynthia Wright (2014, MSc, UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands) “Hydrological Characterization of an Agricultural Hillslope in the Upper Mara River Basin, Kenya”
- Vivian Camacho Suarez (2014, MSc, UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands) “Identification and quantification of runoff components in the Kaap catchment, South Africa”
- Arjan de Kloe (2013, additional thesis, TU Delft) “Estimating actual evaporation above a pine forest with DTS”
- Tim Hessels (2013, additional thesis, TU Delft) “Measuring actual evaporation above a pine forest with DTS”
- Nancy Koech (2013, MSc, UNESCO-IHE) “Surface water resources and water demand assessment in the Nyando catchment, Kenya”
- Paul Rutten (2013, MSc, TU Delft): “The urban water cycle. A case study on the Prinseneiland, Amsterdam“
- César Dionisio Jiménez Rodriguez (2012, MSc, UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands) “Investigation of plant water uptake and transpiration fluxes using stable isotopes in the semi-arid Hailiutu catchment, northwest China”
- Tim van Emmerik (2011, additional MSc thesis, TU Delft) “Partitioning of evaporation fluxes in summer and winter using stable isotope approach“
- Samuel Jonson Sutanto (2011, MSc, UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands) “Quantifying ineffective water fluxes within the soil-plant-atmosphere system using environmental tracer and hydrometric measurements”
- Francesca Giacomello (2009, MSc, University of Trieste, Italy) “Tecniche isotopiche per la misura dell’evaporzsione nel ciclo idrologico”
- Tatenda Tsiko (2007, MSc, University of Zimbabwe): “Measuring forest floor and canopy interception in a savannah ecosystem”
- Maurice Shorachi (ongoing, MSc, TU Delft): “Detecting Crop Water Stress
- Tom Schenau (2019, BSc, TU Delft) “Droog, droger, droogst. Wat is de invloed van droogte op het verschil tussen potentiële en werkelijke verdamping?”
- Nick van der Valk (2019, BSc, TU Delft) “Droog, droger, droogst. Verdamping in Nederland in de zomer van 2018”
- Daan Slagmolen (2018, BSc, TU Delft) “comparing lysimeters with DTS”
- Daniel Ottens (2018, BSc, TU Delft) “isotopes sampling from in-situ lysimeters”
- Laura de Vries (2018, BSc, TU Delft) “Statistiek gebiedsdekkende regenintensiteit”
- Sonny Corré (2018, minor thesis, TU Delft) “Drinking water from natural roofs”.
- Casper Boon (2017, BSc, TU Delft) “Measurement of Evaporation Using Distributed Temperature Sensing Applying the Flux-Variance Method to estimate Sensible Heat in a Forest”
- Jochem Caspers (2017, BSc, TU Delft) “A new method for measuring evaporation. Research on the Flux-Variance-DTS method to determine the sensible heat flux” (*Cees Boeter award 2017*)
- Tom Oostdijk (2016, BSc, TU Delft) “De invloed van bescherming tegen zonnestraling op verdampingsmetingen”
- Bas Walraven (2016, BSc, TU Delft) “Het effect van zonnestraling op de opwarming van glasvezelkabels. Een correctieonderzoek naar de invloed van zonnestraling op de temperatuur gemeten met DTS”
- Job Rosier (2016, BSc, TU Delft) “De invloed van straling en wind op natte glasvezelkabels”
- Natasja Oostrum (2015, BSc, TU Delft) “Validation of temperature and relative humidity observations by DTS”
- Jesse Metz (2015, BSc, TU Delft) “Singing in the rain”
- Hoatan Washian (2013, BSc, TU Delft) “Wateroverlast binnenstad Delft”
- Bernardien Tiehatten (2013, BSc, TU Delft) “Bepalen actuele verdamping met wind- en temperatuurmetingen”
- Arjan de Kloe (2012, BSc, TU Delft): “Actuele verdamping bepalen met behulp van wind- en temperatuurmetingen”
- Joël Anker (2012, BSc, TU Delft): “Het meten van de natteboltemperatuur met de DTS methode om de relatieve vochtigheid te bepalen in het open veld”
- Anne Ritsema (2007, BSc, TU Delft): “Forest Floor Interceptie”
- “Naar een bestendig stedelijke waterbalans” – Deltares, The Netherlands
- “Blue Green Dream” – Climate-KIC Innovation
- NWO-ALW Veni 2015 “Detecting the invisible water drain: evaporation” (863.15.022): 250.000 euro
- Best poster award 2006 of Water Research Centre Delft
- Grant ‘Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg’ BFR05/089 (2005-2009)
- Editorial board Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Copernicus journal (2016-current)
- Associate editor Ecohydrology, Wiley journal (2016-current)
- Associate editor Water Resources Research, AGU (2013-current)
- Guest editor of special issue “Advances in Rainfall and Evaporation partitioning” by MDPI-Geosciences (Miriam Coenders-Gerrits and John van Stan) [2018-2019]
- Guest editor of special issue “Water, isotope and solute fluxes in the soil–plant–atmosphere interface: investigations from the canopy to the root zone” in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (Natalie Orlowski, Matthias Sprenger, Josie Geris, Pilar Llorens, Lixin Wang, and Miriam Coenders-Gerrits) [2019-2020]
- Conference organisation
- Organisation NKWK-conference 17-05-2016 (Nationaal Kennis- en innovatieplatform Water en Klimaat) 2016 (400 participants)
- Organisation Boussinesq Summer Event (26-08-2015, Delft). Towards long-term hydrological sites? (40 participants)
- Member of the organisation committee of the yearly Water Research Centre Delft symposium 2007 (16-01-2007, Delft congress centre). Theme of the symposium “Water management in fast developing urban areas in Asia”; about 120 participants
- Activities within Boussinesq Center
- Secretary of board Boussinesq Center (2017-current)
- Webmaster of the Boussinesq Center (2008-current). Dutch umbrella organisation for hydrological sciences.
- Activities within EGU:
- Convener of sessions during the EGU General Assembly:
- Innovative sensing techniques and data analysis approaches to increase hydrological process understanding [2016- 2018]
- Redistribution of water and solutes by vegetation: Patterns, processes, and interactions at the soil-atmosphere interface [2012-2019]
- Recent advances and future perspectives of the Budyko water balance framework [2015-2018]
- Environmental and anthropogenic change: adaptation and co-evolution in ecohydrological systems 
- Precipitation and urban hydrology 
- Environmental and anthropogenic change effects on interlinked ecohydrological systems – physical constraints, ecological adaptation and societal decisions 
- Organizer of young scientists activities during the EGU General Assembly:
- How to write (and publish) a scientific paper in hydrology [2013, 2014]
- Meet the expert [2013, 2014]
- Webmaster of Hydrological Sciences-division (HS) of European Geosciences Union (2011-current)
- Convener of sessions during the EGU General Assembly:
- Member of Board of Studies Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft (2011-2015)
- Board member of the student association of Civil Engineering (1200 members): Het Gezelschap “Practische Studie”, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (Sep. 2000 – Sep. 2001). Field of expertise: education Advising and deciding about educational affairs, guiding several committees (workshop, association magazine ‘ExtraCT’, 2nd year response group, educational discussions)
- Member of the student counsel of the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (Sep. 2000 – Sep. 2002). Approving of Education and Examination Regulations and Students’ Statute, advising about students’ matters, etc.
- Participant in several committees and activities of the student association Excursions, company visits, educational discussion, parent day, 1st year response group, etc.
- Group leader of ‘Scouting Rurik Heiloo’, the Netherlands (1998-2003). Organizing weekly meetings, weekend camps and summer camps for children from 11 to 14 years old.
Dutch: native language
SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
All regular office tools, such as Windows, iOS, e-mail, MS Office, OpenOffice, etc. Also experience with Linux (Ubuntu).
- GIS: Idrisi, ArcGIS, PCRaster, WinDisp, IDL
- Model environments: HYDRUS-3D, JBuilder, Sobek, STREAM
- Other: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Express, Blender3D, The Gimp, AutoCAD
Member of the “American Geophysical Union (AGU)”
Member of the “International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)”
Member of the “European Geosciences Union (EGU)”
Member of the “Koninklijk Instituut Voor Ingenieurs (KIVI)“, the Dutch Royal Institute for Engineers
Member of the “Nederlandse Hydrologische Vereniging (NHV)“, the Dutch hydrological society