Monique Albert

Monique Albert

  • Scientific researcher

Monique Albert works as a researcher in water distribution on the Water Infrastructure (WIS) team. Monique studied technical physics, did her PhD at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) on sea salt aerosol emissions and then worked at the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (the RIVM) for six months as a scientific employee in air quality. Mainly during her PhD as well as during her time at the RIVM, she acquired the necessary knowledge of and experience with model calculations. Modelling is becoming increasingly more important on the WIS team. This mainly has to do with the enormous size of the water pipeline network: it is difficult to gain a complete image of the dynamical processes occurring in the network if it can only be determined through examinations. In this case, models can offer a solution. Examples of projects Monique works on are projects in which models are developed to better chart out regrowth and temperature in the network respectively. Within KWR, an optimisation package (GONDWANA) was developed which can help pipeline network designers design an optimal network within the selected preconditions. In the near future, Monique will be partially responsible for the maintenance of and additions to the source code (in Python) of this programme.