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Course: IHE PhD Symposium 2021: Collaborative water resource management for a water-secure world
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Date: Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 10:34 PM

Prof. dr. ir. Eddy Moors

IHE Delft Rector




Eddy Moors started as Rector of IHE Delft on 1 July 2017. Professor Moors was head of the research team ‘Climate change and adaptive land & water management’ at Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra). He is also Professor of Water and Climate at the VU University Amsterdam. He completed his PhD in 2012, focussing on the interaction between the atmosphere and the earth. Eddy Moors specialized in the research of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Earlier in his career, he worked for the World Meteorological Organization in Africa and in the Caribbean.

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Prof. dr. Charlotte de Fraiture

IHE Delft Vice Rector

Professor of Hydraulic Engineering for Land and Water Development, IHE Delft



Charlotte de Fraiture started as Vice Rector of IHE Delft on 15 March 2018. She has over 20 years of international working experience in the field of water management for agriculture. She worked for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) from 1996 to 2011 based in Colombia, Sri Lanka, Ghana and Burkina Faso. She was involved in several research projects related to watershed development, irrigation performance, irrigation management transfer and modelling of global water supply and demand, leading the development and application of the global water and food model. She was project leader of several research projects, among others a large BMGF funded project on identifying promising options for smallholder water management in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia and India. Besides research she fulfilled several management tasks, being Head of Office of the West-Africa office, Theme Leader and Group Head. Since January 2012, she joined IHE Delft as professor of Land and Water Development.

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Prof. dr. Joyeeta Gupta

Professor of Law and Policy in Water Resources and Environment, IHE Delft

professor of environment and development in the global south, UvA




Joyeeta Gupta is full professor of environment and development in the global south at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. She is also the Faculty Professor on Sustainability (2019-2024). She leads the programme group on Governance and Inclusive Development.

She is co-chair of UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook-6 (2016-2019), published by Cambridge University Press, which was presented to governments participating in the United Nations Environment Assembly in 2019, and was covered in newspapers worldwide. It has just won the Association of American Publishers PROSE award for Environmental Science. She has also just been named as co-chair of the Earth Commission (2019-2021), set up by Future Earth, together with Johan Rockström and Dahe Qin.

She was lead author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore and of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment which won the Zaved Second Prize. She has published extensively. She is on the scientific steering committees of many different international programmes including the Global Water Systems Project and Earth System Governance. 

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University of Amsterdam

Professor dr. Peter Herman

Professor of Ecological Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft




Peter Herman is Professor of Ecological Hydraulic Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Senior researcher at Deltares (Coastal and Marine Systems). He is an ecologist working on physical-ecological interaction and modelling ecological dynamics in estuaries and coasts.

He is a broadly interested estuarine ecologist, fascinated by the ecological functioning of these systems full of gradients between fresh and salt, quiet and dynamic, high and low.

He uses mathematical models and theoretical concepts to better understand the complexity of these landscapes. He tries to understand and describe this complexity in quantitative terms, e.g. in biogeochemical cycles, food webs, physical structures.

He conveys the knowledge gained in these theoretical studies to society.

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Professor Ken Irvine 

Professor of Aquatic Ecosystems, IHE Delft

IHE Graduate School Coordinator


Ken Irvine has worked on a range of lakes and catchments in Europe and Africa, gaining broad experience of the global challenges facing water and habitat quality. After gaining a PhD in 1987 at the University of East Anglia (U.K) for a study on shallow lake food webs, he worked as a Nature Conservation Officer for the U.K. Nature Conservancy Council, before moving to study ecosystem structure and estimating the secondary production of Lake Malawi in Africa. From there, in 1994 he moved to Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and spent a decade and a half grabbling with the intricacies of policy and ecology to support the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. His alter ego continued to work on the African Great Lakes of Malawi and Tanganyika, and the ecology of the Makgadikgadi salt pans of Botswana. In 2011 he moved to IHE Delft Institute of Water Education in the Netherlands to engage more fully in research and teaching to support capacity development. He heads up the Aquatic Ecosystems Group whose research is mainly on the biogeochemical processes, ecological assessment and capacity development within African wetlands. 

Through his work at IHE, he continues to learn about the complexities and wicked problems of sustainable use of water and ecosystems. This has led to a collaboration with colleagues involved in citizen science and a new project in Women and Water for Change in Communities in Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda.

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