Mr. Jeroen van der Sommen Executive Director - Netherlands Water Partnership
Water - Welcome Speech
Welcome: "To live with water"
Water - Panel Discussion
Closing panel: enabling ICT in the watersector
About Mr. Jeroen van der Sommen
Managing Director Netherlands Water Partnership
Degree: Msc. in Earth Sciences with specialization in hydrogeology
Date of birth: 08-03-1957
1979 Rijks Universiteit Groningen - Department of Geology
1983 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Department of Hydrology M.Sc.
1982 Expert (Burkina Faso)
1983 Expert (Maputo, Mozambique)
1984-1987 Expert (Burkina Faso), master planning and ground water management in several projects (FAO, Worldbank, DGIS, GTZ, BID)
1986 Expert (Niger), hydrological studies for water supply of Desso (Worldbank)
1987 Expert (Mali)
1988 Expert (IWACO Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
1989 Adviser water resources (IWACO Indonesia), West-Java Water Resource Master Plan Water Supply (US$ 3 mill), Bandung hydrological studies (US$ 1 million)
1991 Mission and project leader (Burkina Faso), Identification Mission for water management and water supply in command of the European Union (Euro 25 million). Planning and execution.
1992 Project leader (India), reformulation and pilot project on groundwater studies (Andreh Pradesh - DGIS)
1992-1994 Project leader ('s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands), Hydrological system analysis and water management, Several projects in respect to B-water supply, drought, water management, local government licences and water supply companies
1995-1997 Management Director and Project leader (IWACO - Maastricht, The Netherlands), Founding consortium and project leader 'Grensmaas' (NLG 7.5 million), Intermediar private sector - government
1996 - 1997 Project leader 'Tracenota/MER Zandmaas Maasroute (NLG 8.5 million), Execution of cross-border projects Germany - Belgium
1998 - 2008 (present): Management Director Netherlands Water Partnership
Member of the board Traverse
Member of the board Aqua for All
Member of the board European Water Partnership
Chairman of the Board AKVO
Member of the advisory commission Aquatech
Member of the advisory commission Aquaterra
Several Publication on water management and groundwater, in co-operation with local partners, Vrije Universiteit and ITC.
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