About us

About us

Our mission is to apply our unique Dutch water knowledge in promoting sustainable water management in delta areas and their cities. We do this by designing sustainable and sensible solutions for water problems. Human beings and the environment are our predominant concern. We focus particularly on urban delta areas around the world.

Residents of urban areas are increasingly confronted with a changing climate, which has big implications for their quality of life. A large portion of these problems, certainly in delta areas, have to do with water. Water expertise is essential to ensure the liveability of cities, today and into the future.

Water problems cannot wait. That is why at Dareius we often take the initiative ourselves whenever we see a realistic and sensible solution. We are true entrepreneurs in this regard. In developing our advice and designs we remain closely attuned to the world of our clients. The solutions we propose are realistic and efficient. And to safeguard their sustainability, we make sure that the thinking embodied in the solutions is locally anchored.

Dareius is a subsidiary of Aveco de Bondt, a renowned company with years of experience in engineering projects. With more than 400 employees, Aveco de Bondt provides the clout to implement the Dareius designs robustly and efficiently.

 

Our Team

Our people are the face of Dareius. Besides an optimal balance in age and experience, we also strive for a balance in technical and societal competences in our team.

Prof Wim van Vierssen PhD

Prof Wim van Vierssen PhD

Director

Biophysicist and Aquatic Ecologist. Expert in multidisciplinary innovation projects in the area of climate change and water management. Experienced science manager, professor emeritus Delft University of Technology and international water-sector manager.

Maarten Kuiper MSc

Maarten Kuiper MSc

Advisor Water Solutions

Civil Engineer and Geohydrologist, with expertise in combining academic hydrological insights with practical civil engineering knowledge in areas where urban water, geohydrology and the human environment come together.

Luc Ponsioen MSc

Luc Ponsioen MSc

Advisor Water Solutions

Hydraulic Engineer, specialist in coastal water safety and experienced in (sustainable) energy storage systems.

Tamara van der Spek

Tamara van der Spek

Head of Communications

Communications professional, translates technical terminology into effective messages for the public.

Dennis Kuijk MSc

Dennis Kuijk MSc

Advisor Water Solutions

Civil Engineer, a specialist in the interaction between rainwater and groundwater in cities.

Thijs Visser MSc

Thijs Visser MSc

Advisor Water Solutions

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