Awards & Honours

• Prize for “Future oriented thinking for the benefit of mankind” from the Society of Dutch Consulting Engineers (ONRI) - 1982.

• Special Science Prize for his work related to land reclamation from the Bataafsch Genootschap voor Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte, Rotterdam - 1992.

• Medal for his contribution to Dutch water/land engineering in general and coastal zone development including land reclamation in particular - 1992.

• Volker Stevin Innovation Prize for Project Development Management System - 1993.

• International Prize (USA) for the Master Plan concerning multi- functional land reclamation (14,000 ha, of which 10,000 ha land and 4,000 ha water) in Taiwan.

• Medal Universita╠ü Maritima de Chile for integrated coastal zone development -Vina del Mar - 1994.

• Plaque of Appreciation for extending advance training and cogniti- on in the field of land reclamation and coastal management in the Philippines - 1994.

• Van Scherpenberg Communication Award - 1994.

• Special recognition for reclamation design in the Bay of Jakarta - IKANED-Seminar - 1996.

• AVBB (Bouwend Nederland) - Award for design & realization of various large and small scale projects in the field of integrated multi- functional sustainable coastal zone development -1996.

• Van Heemst trophy for excellence in government (Province of South-Holland) - 1999.

• Plaque of Appreciation for the Sustainable Development of the Laguna de Bay Environment Project - The Philippines - 2001.

• Mr. D.U. Stikker plaque (2003) and Thorbecke plaque (2008) for great merits and dedication.

• Chosen as best Member of Dutch Regional Parliaments – 2007.

• Gouden Lis Medal of the Province of South-Holland - 2008.

• Special award: ‘From Vision to Realisation – From Plan Waterman to Sand Engine’ (2011).

• Establishment of the R.E. Waterman Sustainability Award - 2012.

• Innovation Award ‘Aquapuncture’ World Canals Conference 2016.

• Nomination IHS Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Award 2016 for ‘Aquapuncture’ Methodology.

• Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion

- Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau