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Prof Pieter van der Zaag

Pieter van der Zaag is professor of integrated water resources management at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands, and also holds a professorship at Delft University of Technology. He chairs the Water Management Group, and is also Head of the Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance.Pieter has worked long-term in developing countries from 1982 to 2003. He has conducted research in the field of water resources, focusing on the dynamic relationship between biophysical and social processes. He has special interests in agricultural water management, water allocation issues in catchment areas and in the management of transboundary river basins, topics on which he has published widely.He is also an expert in curriculum development for water resources management. Pieter has been actively involved in several interdisciplinary research and capacity building projects in Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mexico, India, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. He is member of the governing board of WaterNet in Southern Africa, associate editor of the Water Policy journal, and member of the editorial board of the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.