What topics are you working on and/or do you have experience with?
Currently I am working as an initiator of multidisciplinary innovation and cooperation projects. Many of these projects are complex and have to do with knowledge and sharing between organizations and the development of people and start-up companies.
The Waterkennisbank is currently the largest digital (knowledge) network of the Dutch water sector. The network now has 25 partner organizations including many key water-related organizations in the Netherlands.
Empower People B.V., which has been designed in close collaboration with Wetsus (European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology), focuses on business education.
Currently we are introducing a new way of capacity building in developing countries (first demonstration in Ghana - supported by VIA Water). We aim to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity building. Unique of our solutions is that we are offering a performance support solution. Operators and technicians have access to knowledge and experience exactly where and when they need it.
What are you looking for in the VIA Water Community (partners, skills, advice, knowledge, etc)?
Within the community I am looking for partners (e.g. experience in e-Learning, education) and organisations interested in this new way of capacity building (NGO's, technology providers, water utilities) in developing countries.
What knowledge, expertise, skills do you have to offer?
I have been working as a independent contractor since March 2011 within my company rEAUnald Consultancy B.V. Furthermore I am the owner of Empower People B.V. (since 2014) and co-owner of the Waterkennisbank B.V. (2011) and NOVI Lemniscaat School of Management BV (2015).
I have around 15 years of experience in the (international) water sector. In the first ten years of my career I worked for two engineering firms, a knowledge institutions and the national government.
I have a broad network and love to help to get complex projects successful.