Current Position: Professor and Chair of Drinking Water Engineering at TU Delft, Member of Chair Board IWC, Chief Innovation Officer at Waternet, the water utility of Amsterdam and surroundings, and member of Committee-1 of EurEau, the European Federation of National Associations of Water Services.
Profile: He is chair of the Program Committee of the joint research program of the Dutch drinking water companies, and he is member of the Program Council of the TKI Watertechnology, part of the Dutch Topsector Water & Maritime. He is Editor in Chief of Drinking Water Engineering and Science, and Editor of Sustainability. He is also the Principle Investigator at AMS, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, a joint initiative by TUD (Delft), MIT (Boston) and WUR (Wageningen). He is vice-chair of the Programme Committee of the Topconsortium Knowledge & Innovation Watertechnology (a joint research programme of the water industry, end users and knowledge institutes to enhance innovation, part of the Topsector Water & Maritiem).
Expertise: Drinking Water, effect of climate change on drinking water supply, Decentralized drinking water production, Emerging contaminants, Policy and regulations in relation to drinking water supply, circular economy in the (drinking) water industry and drinking water quality, recovery of energy and raw materials from the water cycle