The Weather making
Approach for restoring
the water cycle

The Weather Makers is an engineering company with
A holistic vision. We aim to restore water cycles,
achieve overall biosphere restoration and create a healthy planet.

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

Our Approach

Approach - Why


The world we know today is facing severely degrading ecosystems. Earth suffers from declining trends in productivity, and species are becoming extinct at an unprecedented rate. With the current climate change crisis trajectory, the livelihoods of millions of people are seriously threatened.

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth, we restore water cycles as the key to achieve overall biosphere restoration in order to create a healthy planet.

The Weather Makers - BeforeThe Weather Makers - After

The Weather making Approach for restoring the water cycle

We developed the Weather Making Approach, which is an agile, impact driven ecosystem planning, engineering and management strategy that can be implemented on multiple scales and with different stakeholder groups.

It provides understanding how to regenerate ecosystems as a basis for restoring water cycles.

The Weather Making approach (re)values the role of the biosphere in weather and climate and develops long-term nature-based strategies for terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and translates them into targets and reward systems. It creates an umbrella for a multitude of challenges for society (water security, biodiversity, climate and food security).
We use it to build our services, develop our solutions and determine our research.

Approach - Research & Development

Research & Development

Together with Wetsus, UU, WUR and TUDelft we work on several research studies.
Additionally, we have a physical research laboratory for applied research and development: The Eco Oasis.

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth



The services we offer form the powerful combination of our engineering, ecology, analytics and software.
Within projects, we enable the quantification of ecological values, so that they can be combined with financial, social and economic values.
With pleasure we assist you to identify opportunities, gain insights, and optimize values.
You can come to us for:


Bardawil & Sinai Initiative

Bardawil & Sinai Initiative

We started our journey with the plan to restore the water cycle of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
Discovering the potential of regreening the Sinai Peninsula: a greener and cooler Sinai can bring more moisture to the region, and can positively influence the larger weather systems that cause extreme weather around the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.
Restoring the water cycle in this area will have a big impact on earth in rebalancing our climate, reverse diversification of the Mediterranean, provide water and food security to the local people and improve livelihood and prosperity of people.
Our approach is not only applicable to the Sinai Peninsula. We can use it worldwide.


Perspective paper

In light of our close collaboration with academics and our vision to continue to do so in the future, we have produced a report that introduces the scientific concepts upon which the Sinai & Bardawil Initiative lays its foundations. Our intention with this paper is to communicate our vision, shed light on the critical unknowns in the field of climate science and biosphere restoration and make a call for more transdisciplinary research.

Bardawil & Sinai Initiative

Henriëttewaard Initiative

The Henriëttewaard is both a central waterways hub and ecological hub located at the area where the river Dieze floats into the Meuse. The Henriëttewaard is essential for the drainage of the area and besides that also a potential hub for further ecological development in the area.
The municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch wants to redevelop the polder into a river nature park as part of the Green Delta Program.

The central guiding principle of the Henriëttewaard nature park is the transformation of the current agricultural land use into a functional and dynamic natural landscape. The Weather Makers are forming a consortium with several stakeholders and take the lead in determining the added values of the area in terms of water safety, water quality, carbon sequestration and to setup a financial model for the development. The design supports the different cycles by introducing key ecological processes through landscape diversity and biodiversity.


About - About-Us

About Us

The Weather Makers is an engineering company with a holistic vision. We aim to restore water cycles, achieve overall biosphere restoration and create a healthy planet. We do this by designing and implementing innovative restoration projects.
We believe that, as humanity, we already possess all the tools required to mitigate the catastrophic effects of climate change. It is those tools we, as a company, employ to accelerate large scale ecosystem regeneration.
The company was founded in 2017 and named after the book “The Weather Makers” by Professor Tim Flannery.

About - The Team

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

The Team

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

Angel Imaz
Technology Architect

Anneleen Geurts

Anneleen Geurts
Earth Scientist

Prof. Charling Tao
Cosmological scientist

Daniel Halsey
Permaculture Specialist

Duke ten Velden
Ecological Engineer

Eduardo Vias Torres
Ecological Engineer

Farah Shishani
Project manager

Gabriel Bellido Perez
Software Developer

Gijs Bosman
Technical Director / Founder

John D. Liu
Ecologist & Filmmaker

Prof. John Todd
Ecological Scientist

Maarten Lanters
Hydraulic Engineer

Maddie Akkermans
CEO / Founder

Maged El Said
Founder Habiba

Prof. Millán Millán Meteorologist

Pepijn Noordhuizen

Pieter van Hout
Project Manager

Rick van Bentem
Coastal Engineer

Robin Heukels
Digital Advisor/Architect

Ties van der Hoeven
Creative Director / Founder

ANBI 2024

Foundation The Weather Makers



Burgemeester Loeffplein 70B
5211 RX 's-Hertogenbosch
+31(0)73 303 5380

Postal Box

PO-Box 1722
5200 BT ‘s-Hertogenbosch

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