Stichting Bodemvochtbelang zet zich in voor het welzijn van het Nederlandse bodemvocht.
Het dagelijks bestuur is in handen van Gerrit Rot.
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Increasingly I feel inspired by the 2013-2022 ‘Panta Rhei’ Research decade of the Intern. Associ. of Scient. Hydrology, http://iahs.info/Commissions–W-Groups/Working-Groups/Panta-Rhei.do
My adolescence scientific career (cum laude doctorate, Phd offer) was hampered by manicdepressive episodes, leading towards voluntary research in landscape protection. Meanwhile raising two dear sons as a feministic houseman (my wife employed as a geriatric physician).
Our plans to serve in so-called third world cooperation also focussed me away from the academic environment. We strived in vain for non-neocolonial cooperation jobs, adapted to local culture and land use wisdom (before starting my masters I made an eight month journey through ten countries in West-Africa to explore non-western knowledge traditions).
In retrospective society allowed me an alternative career, consisting of dialogues with municipal, water board, provincial and national governmental institutions. I was enabled to do research with environmental protection organizations and universities, with some funding of expenses.
Our work as counter experts since the mid eighties resulted in modernization of soil moisture theory and practice of the Land Reallocation Agency and Water Boards, enforced by the highest Judge (Raad van State).
Realizing the need for intensified scientific research on soil moisture regimes as well as societal understanding of it, I decided to establish the Soil Moisture Concern foundation (stichting BodemvochtBelang) in 1996, meanwhile urged by climate resiliency.
I meet with experts on soil moisture models, probes and remote sensing, spatial organization experts, nature area managers, landscape historians and rural recreation specialists. I advocate multidisciplinary soil moisture research and communication of results with society.
I include Humboldtian (complementary) interscience, using sense-organ experiences to study intrinsic landscape values and their potential reinforcements.