Image above: IVM researcher Dr Philip Ward demonstrates Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands attended the Global City Teams Challenge Expo at the National Building Museum in Washington DC as Honoured Guests.
Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen and Hans de Moel received this prestigious prize from Lloyd’s in London for their article “Evaluating flood resilience strategies for coastal mega-cities” that was recently published in the journal Science. This study has provided the economic rationale for measures that have been recently proposed by the City of New York for increasing flood resilience. The Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize of € 8,000 is yearly awarded by the multinational Lloyd’s insurer to academics whose work is at the vanguard of risk research.
Brenden Jongman received a Cum Laude award for his PhD Thesis: ‘Unravelling the drivers of flood risks across spatial scales’.
Science Prize of the German Political Science Association
In 2009, Philipp Pattberg received this tri-annual prize for the best monograph in German Political Science for his book Private Institutions and Global Governance. Link to the publisher.