Namedr. SM Visser

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DescriptionHead of Programme Circulair and Climate Neutral Society
OrganizationWageningen Environmental Research
Organization UnitSoil, Water and Land Use
Secretarial phone+31 317 486 669
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 4
Postal addressPostbus 9101
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I am program director of the knowledge development program: Circular and Climate Neutral Society (Wagningen-UR).  It is my passsion to develop partnerships that jointly seek for circular and climate neutral solutions such that we can contribute to the realization of the SGDs. In my work I make use of the theory of transition management for the large scale  implementation of circular an climate neutral solutions. In  my research I like to integrate physical process-based research with social learning and participatory policy development. Since 2020 I am co-managing   the European Joint Program on Agricultural Soils under climate Change in close collaboration with INRAE. 

  • 2020 - present Coordinator European Joint  Programming Agricultural Soils und er climate changes
  • 2019 - present Program Manager Circular and Climate Neutral Society.
  • 2017-2019 Program Lead Sustainable Land Use, Wageningen Environmental Research.
  • 2014—2016 Head of the team Soil, Water and Land use, Wageningen Environmental Research
  • 2012-2014 Head of the team Soil Physics and Land Management, Wageningen Environmental Research
  • 2011-2012 Advisor in organisation development; Flevolandschap; Lelystad
  • 2009-2011 Chair of Education Committee BSc and MSc programs International Land and Water Management
  • 2004-2011 Assistant professor; Land Degradation and Development Group Wageningen University.
  • 2003-2004 Research Assistant; Wageningen University, Erosion & Soil and Water Conservation Group.
  • 1999-2003 PhD research; Wageningen University, Department of Environmental Sciences; Erosion & Soil and Water Conservation Group.

Expert Profile
  • Saskia has a personal ambition to assure that scientific knowledge reaches society, therefore she connects knowledge development with knowledge implementation and adoption i.e. by organising innovation battles and value proposition trainings.
  • As a manager, Saskia has the capacity to develop a vision, set a (flexible) point at the horizon and connect people to her vision, such that its realization becomes teamwork. Saskia is a coaching leader, with a large capacity to create enthusiasm for her ideas, having a good eye for opportunities and the guts to try new things.
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