Rini Donker

Senior Advisor and National Coordinator - Winter Maintenance, Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands)

Rini Donker studied civil engineering and has been working at Rijkswaterstaat since 1990. He started working in operations in a district in the southwest of the Netherlands and held several positions in the civil engineering field there. However, winter maintenance has always been a recurring theme throughout his career.

In 2009, Rini became a senior advisor on a national level for winter maintenance. In 2012, the position became part-operational again as he took on the role of national coordinator and became responsible for the winter maintenance of the whole national Highways network. 

My Sessions at Cold Comfort

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Winter Maintenance Insights from the Netherlands: Innovation in Organisation and Technology

11:00 - 11:25 Maintenance
  • How winter maintenance is organised on national highways in the Netherlands.
  • How the Netherlands implements new technologies like car data and AI in day-to-day road winter maintenance.