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dr. A.M. (Arjan) Conijn

Postdoc researcher Living dikes
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Dr. Arjan Conijn has an interest in the interaction of people and water. He mainly studies this interaction from a landscape perspective he developed during his interdisciplinary studies Landscape Architecture (BSc at Wageningen University) and Landscape History (MA at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen). Arjan wrote a dissertation on the changing mentalities on flooding in the Upper Rhine valley at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. After finishing his dissertation he was curious to understand the practice of flood management and started working at a engeneering consultancy firm. As for today he combines work in the field of flood management with elaborative research in the Living dikes project at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
Arjan has a particular interest in topics:
- Flood and water management;
- Water related heritage;
- Interdisciplinary landscape approach;
- European landscapes;
- Interaction between practice and academia.

Living dikes
NWO financed project led by dr ir Bas Borsje from Twente University. Together with dr. Mans Schepers, I investigate how the history of coastal landscapes can be used for new coastal defence strategies.

Other positions

Advisor landscape and water heritage at Witteveen+Bos
Editorial board Journal of European Landscapes
Board network Water Heritage
Last modified:01 March 2024 12.55 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 34
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands