Reinier Koster is a hydrologist with over 5 years of experience in water resources management and surface water- and geohydrology. He is an advanced technially oriented hydrologist using a variety of models and tools to support clients in their decision making. He has worked in-person in several countries including Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Rwanda and The Netherlands. He has also contributed to many international projects in countries such as Angola, Cambodia, China, Gabon, Georgia, Kenia, Mozambique and Myanmar. 

Reinier enjoys working in close collaboration with clients and colleagues from different countries and continents on projects in the fields of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), flood risk and water allocation and planning. Reinier has advanced skills in several different tools and models including hydraulic and hydrological models, GIS applications and programming languages (e.g. WEAP, SPHY, Sobek2 (1D, 1D-2D), Sobek3, iMOD, ArcGIS, QGIS, R, Rshiny, Rmarkdown and Python). Reinier is currently a consultant / researcher Hydrology at the FutureWater office in Wageningen.

Proyectos relacionados

  • Hydrological Assessment for Hydropower in the Lukhra River

    The objective was to develop a hydrological assessment for a planned run-of-river hydropower plant in the Lukhra river basin in Georgia. There is no observed river discharge data available. Hence, the assessment was developed based on hydrological simulations of the basin using the SPHY model (Terink et al., 2015) and…

  • Flood Risk Assessment of a Water System Under a Future Climate

    In 2009, the former Velt en Vecht Water Board (now part of the Vechtstromen Water Board) and in consultation with the municipalities of Emmen, Coevorden, Hardenberg and Ommen concluded an agreement in which agreements were made about the scope and interpretation of the development of storm water retention areas. This…

  • Feasibility Study for the Development of a ‘Small-hydro Climate Risk Assessment Tool’

    Small hydropower (1 - 20 MW) does not require a Climate Risk Assessments yet, but this will eventually happen in the future. Investors are highly interested in the profitability of these small hydropower stations, especially because of the uncertainty caused by future climate change. Current methods for Climate Risk Assessments…

Publicaciones relacionadas

  • 2021 - FutureWater Report 225Koster, R., G.W.H. Simons, J.E. Hunink, R. Hamed. 2021. Rainfall radar for soil moisture forecasts in the Netherlands: Development and testing of climate service DroogteNL. FutureWater Report 225.X

    Rainfall radar for soil moisture forecasts in the Netherlands

    Koster, R., G.W.H. Simons, J.E. Hunink, R. Hamed

  • 2021 - FutureWater Report 224Droogers, P., J.E. Hunink, R. Koster. 2021. Effectiveness of Improved Watershed and Forestry Activities to secure Hydropower, Komo river, Gabon. FutureWater Report 224X

    Effectiveness of Improved Watershed and Forestry Activities to secure Hydropower, Komo river, Gabon

    Droogers, P., J.E. Hunink, R. Koster

  • 2020 - One-pagerKaune, A., R. Koster. 2020. Land suitability service in Angola: Planting options for closing the yield gapsX

    Land suitability service in Angola: Planting options for closing the yield gaps

    Kaune, A., R. Koster

  • 2020 - One-pagerKaune, A., R. Koster. 2020. Supporting decisions on irrigation and fertilizer application in large farms in AngolaX

    Supporting decisions on irrigation and fertilizer application in large farms in Angola

    Kaune, A., R. Koster

  • 2020 - FutureWater Report 213Simons, G.W.H., R. Koster, P. Droogers. 2020. HiHydroSoil v2.0 - A high resolution soil map of global hydraulic properties. FutureWater Report 213.X

    HiHydroSoil v2.0 – High Resolution Soil Maps of Global Hydraulic Properties

    Simons, G.W.H., R. Koster, P. Droogers

  • 2020 - FutureWater Report 209Koster, R., G.W.H. Simons. 2020. Evaluation of PAGDP plans in Madagascar with the LANDSIM-R prototype. FutureWater Report 209.X

    Evaluation of PAGDP plans in Madagascar with the LANDSIM-R prototype

    Koster, R., G.W.H. Simons

  • 2019 - FutureWater Report 193Koster, R., P. Droogers. 2019. Haalbaarheid van 'small-hydro climate risk assessment tool'. FutureWater Report 193.X

    Haalbaarheid van ‘small-hydro climate risk assessment tool’

    Koster, R., P. Droogers