Current Position: Full professor Drinking Water and Urban Water Cycle Technology, Head of Department at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Water management, Member of Supervisory Board at WMD Drinkwater.
Profile: After finalizing his studies Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 1987, he worked until 1991 as Assistant and later as Associate expert for the Dutch Directorate General for International Co-operation in Mozambique. In that period he was employed as Assistant Professor Sanitary Engineering at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique. In the period 1991 until 1994 he worked at the Management Centre for International Co-operation, Delft University of Technology. From 1994 he has been working at the Department of Water Management, section Sanitary Engineering of Delft University of Technology. He has supervised more than 25 PhD students on the mentioned topics. The research results were published in over 150 publications, including more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers.
Expertise: closing loops in the urban water cycle, the removal of organic micro-pollutants and optimization of water processes and systems with IT, water quality and treatment, waste water reclamation, water and sanitation for the poor.