Paul Vertegaal, Head of Programme, Climate Buffers Coalition, the Netherlands
Paul has been involved in climate adaptation issues since 2009 with a focus on water policy and the dissemination of the concept of ‘natural climate buffers’ and ‘building with nature’ in his own organization and in the policy of national and regional authorities.
1987-1991 Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement, advisor Auquatic Ecology
1991-2002 Stichting ‘Waterpakt’, coordinator
2002-2005 Province Overijssel, coordinator Water Framework Directive ‘Delta Rhine East’
2005-present Dutch Society for Nature Conservation ‘Natuurmonumenten’, advisor water and nature
2009-present Staff member on behalf of Natuurmonumenten in Coalition Natural Climate Buffers