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Ted Veldkamp

The Netherlands

Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Hogeschool Rotterdam

Ted Veldkamp works on water and climate-related issues at global, national, and local scales. Researching and working on water-robust, climate-resilient and climate-just urban deltas is central to this.
Ted Veldkamp graduated from VU University in 2013 in the Earth and Economics programme and obtained her PhD Cum Laude at the Institute for Environmental Issues in 2017 for her thesis 'Water scarcity at global and local scales'. Between 2013 and 2019, she worked as a researcher (PhD, Postdoc, Assistant-Professor) Water and Climate Risk at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK-Potsdam, Germany). In 2019, she made the switch to higher education. At the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, as lecturer-researcher Climate Resilient Cities, theme director Designing Future Cities and programme manager a.i. Centre of Expertise City Net Zero, she has contributed to education on, research on, and strategic positioning of the university around the theme climate resilient city. Her work has been published in various academic journals, practice-oriented journals and has been picked up by various media. She regularly speaks in research, teaching, or practice-based settings.
In addition to her position as lecturer at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Ted Veldkamp works as lecturer-researcher Climate Resilient Cities at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and as quartermaster Knowledge Ecosystem Amsterdam Climate Neutral on behalf of the Amsterdam knowledge institutions VU, UvA and HvA.


For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation