Pieter van der Zaag

Prof. dr.ir. Pieter van der Zaag is professor of water resources management at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He has special interests in agricultural water management, water allocation issues in catchment areas and in the management of transboundary river basins, on which he has published widely. Pieter is fascinated by the dynamic relationship between biophysical and social processes when managing water, and in understanding patterns of cooperation over water. Now based in The Netherlands, Pieter has also lived and worked in Mozambique, Mexico, Uganda and Zimbabwe. He has been involved in several multidisciplinary research and capacity building projects in Asia, Latin America and especially Africa. Current projects in Africa involve Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Sudan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. He is member of the governing board of WaterNet in Southern Africa, is associate editor of Water Policy and is member of the editorial board of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. Pieter studied irrigation engineering at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He obtained his PhD degree on a study of irrigation management in Mexico.

Web pages: http://www.unesco-ihe.org/pieter-van-der-zaag and http://pietervanderzaag.com


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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and Delft University of Technology