Who we are
Get to know our team
We are the CAS Foundation: Climate Adaptation Services. A committed, passionate and creative team. From many different areas of expertise, we work together on the same mission: a climate-proof world for everyone. Curious about the people behind CAS? Keep on reading!
Felix van Veldhoven
Kim van Nieuwaal
Malou ten Have
Menno van Bijsterveldt
Sophie van der Horst
CAS through time
CAS is established from the Knowledge for Climate research programme (2008-2014), with the aim of ensuring the continuity of the Climate Impact Atlas.
CAS launches the first version of the Knowledge Portal for Climate Adaptation, commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure (IenW) and Knowledge for Climate.
CAS, together with the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and STOWA, is initiator of the knowledge programme NKWK Climate-proof Cities.
CAS moves to the water tower in Bussum, one of the most sustainable office buildings in the Netherlands.
CAS is co-initiator of an international network for climate portals, that has produced the KE4CAP project.
CAS co-authored the National Climate Adaptation Strategy (NAS).
The Delta Plan for Spatial Adaptation (DPRA) agreed that local authorities will make climate stress tests. The Climate Impact Atlas is the starting point with basic information.
Together with team NAS, RIVM and Deltares, CAS takes the initiative to submit a LIFE IP application, which will be honoured in 2021.
CAS plays a role in both the preparations and implementation of this plan.
CAS together with Wageningen Environmental Research (WER) organises the first lab on climate risks for the financial sector.
CAS launches the first version of the Climate Damage Atlas.
CAS coordinates the six-yearly scientific review of the Delta Programme.
CAS organises the first Climate Adaptation Monitoring Lab.
CAS wins award at the Copernicus Climate Change Service Gala with a climate service for farmers in Kenya.
To cope with increasing numbers of visitors, the Climate Impact Atlas software has been updated and the website made more user-friendly.
Together with Deltares, CAS wins the EU project REACHOUT. This project applies the approach of the Delta Plan Spatial Adaptation in seven regions in Europe.
Bangladesh is launching a knowledge portal to support its Delta Plan. This portal was developed by CAS together with Bangalese partners.
CAS celebrates its 10th anniversary with a symposium in Bussum. Together with our network, we set joint ambitions around the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Portal and the Climate Impact Atlas.
Kees van Deelen
How was CAS created?
CAS was born out of the research programs Knowledge for Climate and Climate changes Spatial Planning, supported by and in close cooperation with WENR, KNMI and Deltares.