Storylines of future extremes

About PerfectSTORM

In PerfectSTORM, we study the risk of cascading hazards of flooding after drought, focusing on hydro-social feedbacks. The project aims to provide guidance on future management of drought-to-flood events to boost the positive impacts of above-average rainfall on drought effects while reducing its impacts. 

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MSc students finish fieldwork in Kitui, Kenya

MSc students finish fieldwork in Kitui, Kenya We are two students, Julia van Haaster and Marijke van Benschop, doing fieldwork research in Kenya for our master thesis as part of the Environment & Resource Management master’s at the VU Amsterdam. In the past month we collaborated with Africa Wood Grow, a Dutch-Kenyan NGO providing afforestation…

PerfectSTORM at EGU

PerfectSTORM at EGU We will be presenting our research at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union this week. Don’t miss our talks on drought and floods! On Tuesday, Marlies Barendrecht will be presenting some of our findings on the case study in Kitui, Kenya in a PICO presentation from 10:45 tot 12:30 at…


PerfectSTORM has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number ERC-2020-StG 948601


Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken (IVM) /

Institute for Environmental Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV Amsterdam

The Netherlands