• The hydrology Prize for the years 1994 to 1997 of the Netherlands Hydrological Society for the best publication entitled “Modeling hydraulic conductivity of a complex confining layer at various spatial scales” published in Water Resources Research 32(8).
  • EGU Union Keynote entitled “Water of the Earth” as part of the Union Keynote series “Faces of the Earth”. April 29, 2014:http://client.cntv.at/EGU2014/?play=38
  • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2016)
  • Highly-Cited Researcher, category Cross-field (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) and category Geosciences (2023): scientists with multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations on Web of Science 
  • ERC Advanced Grant “GEOWAT: A Global Assessment of the Limits of Groundwater Use” (2021)
  • The Henry Darcy Medal  of the Hydrological Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union (2023)
  • Elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) (2023)
  • The American Geophysical Union Hydrological Sciences Award (2023)