Dutch minister of Infrastructure and Water Management
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen began her career in 1987 at Crédit Lyonnais Bank Nederland in Tilburg. From 1991 to 2007 she was responsible for the operational management of a veterinary practice in Oisterwijk and also worked as a freelance economic geographer.
For 20 years, I have been facilitating policy reforms, in sustainable development, environment, and most recently in water management. I work with governments, the private sector and civil society organisations to adapt policies to current and future challenges.
Cornelis Johannes (Kees) van Leeuwen holds a position as Principal Scientist at KWR Watercycle Research Institute and Professor of Water Management and Urban Development at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation at Utrecht University (UU) in the Netherlands.
Gaetano Casale has an MSc in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Water Services Management. He has been working at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education since May 2007, where he provides advice to academic staff in project acquisition, formulation and implementation.
Director for Quality of Life, DG Environment, European Commission
Ms Manfredi oversees the implementation and development of key EU law instruments in the areas of Air Quality and Water Quality, including the protection of river and marine environments, as well as the Industrial Emissions and the Seveso Directives.
Manager Project & Partnership Development at FMO - Dutch Development Bank
Aart Mulder is part of FMO Management Team establishing a subsidiary of FMO. The new entity is dedicated to project development and finance solutions for Dutch companies in emerging markets and development countries.
Special Envoy for International Water Affairs / Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Henk Ovink was appointed by the Dutch Cabinet as the first Special Envoy for International
Water Affairs (2015). As the Ambassador for Water, he is responsible for advocating water
awareness around the world, focusing on building institutional capacity and coalitions among
governments, multilateral organizations, private sector and NGOs to address the world’s
stressing needs on water and help initiate transformative interventions.
Professor in Environmental Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology
Mark van Loosdrecht is Professor in Environmental Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He graduated (MSc/PhD) from Wageningen University. His PhD research was a combination of Microbiology and Colloid Chemistry. He was appointed at Delft in 1988 and became Full Professor in 1999.
Managing director Aqua for All since 2004. With 5 years living and working experience in Mozambique, he assumed positions in water consultancy, manager drinking water production in Eindhoven and entrepreneur with Dutch industrial water services.
Throughout her career, Diane D’Arras has held many positions of responsibility and was able to develop extensive operational experience within utilities, first in her native country France and since 1993 worldwide within different continents.
Chief Technology Officer Renewable Energy, Water and Resources Associate Professor Circular Urban Design - Wageningen University & Research - AMS-institute
Dr.ir. Arjen F. van Nieuwenhuijzen holds the position of Chief Technology Officer Renewable Energy, Water and Resources within the Business Line Energy, Water and Environment at Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers.
CEO Nijhuis Industries Holding BV & Chairman AIWW Managing Board
Menno M. Holterman was born in 1969 and is a Dutch national. After obtaining a Masters degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Technology at Delft University of Technology Holterman worked at Heineken NV from 1995-1998 and occupied various management positions in the Netherlands, Slovakia and Papua New Guinea.
PROGRAMME AIWW SUMMIT 2018The theme of the AIWW Summit 2018 is ‘Implementation of integrated solutions by cities, industries, utilities and finance’. Take a look at the outline of our extensive programme.