About us

About us

Dareius is a brand of Wareco, the Water expert centre of Aveco de Bondt. Aveco de Bondt is the engineering firm of the international construction company VolkerWessels, and is active in the areas of spatial development, buildings, mobility & infrastructure, water, energy & sustainability, and industry. The company’s ambitions in the field of water engineering are embodied in its Water Business line. Wareco brings together more than 40 years of Aveco de Bondt’s water-related knowledge and expertise.
Dareius focuses on the international consultancy market with a specific water engineering programme. It also holds the IT and Digital Twin competences. In this latter area, we work closely with our IT partner WINGS ICT Solutions. Together we stand for integrated hydraulic engineering and water management solutions through a Digital Twin approach, founded on a shared mission, vision and strategy.

Our Mission

Sustainable deltas with vital cities for a healthy society“.

Our Vision

“Intelligently digital aimed at a reliable water sector”.

Our Strategy

Our special focus is on urban delta areas around the world, because that is where we can add value on the basis of our experience of more than 40 years. Water expertise is essential to ensure the liveability of cities into the future. Water problems cannot wait. That is why we often take the initiative ourselves whenever we see realistic, sustainable and practically viable solutions for our clients. Based on our clients’ wishes and ideas, we collaborate with them on achieving the most optimal solution. In doing so, we draw on our specialist knowledge and experience in the themes of Water Safety, Water Security, Resilient Urban Water and Digital Water. To create added value we readily employ our Digital Twin approach. This approach provides integrated support for the realisation and the management and maintenance of water infrastructure. Our Digital Twin value proposition thus makes a unique contribution to improving efficiency and reducing costs.

 

Our Team

Dareius draws on all the competences present within Wareco. This means that, under the direction of our experienced and specialised Dareius team members, all Wareco advisors have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and expertise in our projects. Our team consists of a number of experienced managers and advisors from Wareco and Dareius all of which play leading roles in accomplishing our mission.

Jan Put MSc.

Jan Put MSc.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Wareco

Civil engineer and expert in water safety and water system projects. Years-long and hands-on experience in the world of water management. Recognised and experienced leadership in the area of complex water safety problems. Practice standard-bearer. Connector and major driver behind practical innovations. Statutory director and bearer of ultimate responsibility for Wareco, Dareius and diTTo.

Maarten Kuiper MSc

Maarten Kuiper MSc

Chief Operating Officer (COO), Wareco

Civil engineer and geohydrologist. Experienced in combining hydrological knowledge with practical civil engineering knowledge in areas where urban water, geohydrology and the human environment come together. Collaborating front-man, connector and innovator.

Prof Wim van Vierssen PhD

Prof Wim van Vierssen PhD

Director Dareius

Water scientist. Extensive international experience in complex, multidisciplinary innovation projects in the area of climate change and water management. Experienced science manager, professor emeritus of TU Delft, Wageningen University and IHE Delft. Board member at Water Europe and the United Nations University.

Prof. Christos Makropoulos PhD.

Prof. Christos Makropoulos PhD.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Wareco

Specialist in the field of Urban Hydroinformatics and spatial decision support for urban water and water cycle issues. Professor in Trondheim (NTNU, Norway) and Athens (NTUA, Greece). Trendsetter in the area of Digital Water. Driving force behind a large number of European Horizon 2020 R&I projects.

Leon van Hamersveld MSc

Leon van Hamersveld MSc

Projectmanager International Dareius

Geohydrologist and project manager for international projects with water as structuring element in spatial water issues. Extensive experience with sustainability questions. Expert on the world of data management and complex monitoring challenges concerning water.

Luc Ponsioen MSc

Luc Ponsioen MSc

Advisor Digital Twin Engineering & Program manager Digital Water

Hydraulic engineer, specialised in coastal water safety, with extensive experience in (sustainable) energy storage systems. Advisor in the area of Digital Twin configurations and their development, particularly in the context of infrastructure management for purposes of water safety.

Dennis Kuijk MSc

Dennis Kuijk MSc

Advisor Resilient Urban Water

Civil engineer specialised in the multifaceted and complex interaction between rainwater and groundwater in cities.

Cedrick Gijsbertsen MSc.

Cedrick Gijsbertsen MSc.

Advisor, Resilient Urban Water

Geohydrologist specialised in urban groundwater modelling, and integration of water in the complex configuration of metropolitan areas.

Thijs Visser MSc

Thijs Visser MSc

Advisor water security

Hydrology and water management professional with intuitive understanding of and affinity with technique.

Sanne van Mispelaar BSc.

Sanne van Mispelaar BSc.

Advisor Water Safety

Civil engineer, water safety expert and hydraulic engineer, specialised in regional integration of water safety, feasibility and manageability from a pragmatic perspective.

Lieselotte Tolk PhD.

Lieselotte Tolk PhD.

Advisor Digital Water Solutions

Integrated water manager. Builds functional connections between above- and underground water. Environment and climate expert, extensive experience includes the relation between CO2 uptake and land use.

We work closely with prominent European water leaders from the world of engineering on innovative, spearhead projects. These are projects that we expect will raise the sector to a higher level. Currently, we are doing this with the following colleague: 

Prof. Christian Kazner PhD
Water management calls for innovative solutions to address the rapidly growing and often very complex challenges in Europe and abroad.

Prof. Christian Kazner PhD

(1965, DUITSLAND). INNOVATION ASSOCIATE WATERTECHNOLOGY
Water management calls for innovative solutions to address the rapidly growing and often very complex challenges in Europe and abroad.

Christian Kazner earned his degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Environmental Engineering from the Technische Universität Berlin, and holds a PhD (Dr.-Ing) in Chemical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen (Germany).  

He is an experienced engineer, manager, and former head of R&D in Wastewater Management at Dahlem Beratende Ingenieure GmbH & Co KG, in Germany.