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Vana Tsimopoulou

Coordinator Building with Nature

Vana Tsimopoulou is a civil engineer with expertise in the field of hydraulic engineering and flood risk management. She received her PhD in civil engineering at Delft University of Technology in 2015. For her PhD she developed analytical and numerical models to support risk-based decision making in water safety ventures in the Netherlands and Japan. Vana has worked as a consultant for several companies such as Van Oord, HKV Consultants and Lynkeus Srl, and she has been involved in projects in many countries including the Netherlands, Turkey, USA, Bulgaria, Japan, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia. Since 2015 she has increasingly dedicated time in education in the roles of associate lecturer in probabilistic design at IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education and lecturer in safety and security management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
She joined the Building with Nature group of HZ University of Applied Sciences in 2020 as a project leader of the Hedwige-Prosperpolder research. In 2023, she was appointed associate professor of the Asset Management research group.