Maarten Smits is the managing director of Deltares, an independent research institute for water and the subsurface based in the Netherlands.
Maarten has more than 30 years of experience in the field of water and the subsurface. Before joining Deltares three years ago, he was the managing director of Fugro GeoServices B.V. and Fugro Ecoplan in the Netherlands. He studied Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology and obtained a Master of Business Administration at Twente School of Management.
Maarten Smits has published numerous articles over the course of the years about hydraulic engineering and geo-engineering. He is a former member of the Eurocode 7 committee and of the Delta Technology core team of the Water Top Sector.