Hubert (Huub) Savenije is Professor of Hydrology at the Delft University of Technology, where he is the head of the Water Resources Section. He is also president of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and chief executive editor of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) and editor in chief of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. Previously, he was president of Hydrological Sciences of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), and president of the International Commission on Water Resources Systems of IAHS.
As a young graduate hydrologist he worked for six years in Mozambique where he developed a theory on salt intrusion in estuaries and studied the hydrology of international rivers. From 1985-1990 he worked as an international consultant mostly in Asia and Africa. He joined academia in 1990 to complete his PhD in 1992.He published widely in the fields of hydrology, estuary hydraulics and water resource management.
In 2008 he received the Henry Darcy Medal of the European Geosciences Union for outstanding contributions to Hydrology and Water Resources Management.