Paul Vertegaal

Paul Vertegaal, Head of Programme, Climate Buffers Coalition, the Netherlands

Paul has been involved in climate adaptation issues since 2009 with a focus on water policy and the dissemination of the concept of ‘natural climate buffers’ and ‘building with nature’ in his own organization and in the policy of national and regional authorities.

1987-1991       Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement, advisor Auquatic Ecology

1991-2002       Stichting ‘Waterpakt’, coordinator

2002-2005       Province Overijssel, coordinator Water Framework Directive ‘Delta Rhine East’

2005-present Dutch Society for Nature Conservation ‘Natuurmonumenten’, advisor water and nature

2009-present   Staff member on behalf of Natuurmonumenten in Coalition Natural Climate Buffers


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