About De Waterwerkers

De Waterwerkers applies economics in projects related to water management and climate adaptation. Keywords are efficiency, equity, inclusiveness, social welfare, sustainability, risk analysis, valuing water, policy analysis, financial analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and decision making under deep uncertainty.

De Waterwerkers was founded in 2021 by Jarl Kind, a senior economist who worked for over 25 years for national and international clients and organisations. In 2019, Jarl finished his PhD thesis Drowning by Numbers – Social Welfare, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Flood Risk Management. This PhD amongst others presents a novel risk assessment framework which better integrates social vulnerability and equity, and therewith stimulates the development of socially inclusive (flood) risk management.