Panelist: Jean-Pierre Sweerts

Panelist for session 2.2 The opportunities and needs for water finance

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Yong Jiang

Senior Lecturer, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Dr. Jiang is a staff water and environmental economist at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands. He previously also worked as researcher, assistant professor, and consultant across academia, government agencies, and international organizations including VU University Amsterdam, Michigan State University, the National Science Foundation of the U.S., and the World Bank. Trained as an applied economist also with background in planning and engineering, Dr. Jiang has rich experience working at the interface of science, policy, and economics, involving quantitative economic modelling and integrated approach to environmental and natural resource management and policy in a multidisciplinary setting. At IHE Delft, Dr. Jiang coordinates and teaches water economics, and contributes economics and valuation lectures to other courses across Master of Science programs. He has delivered many capacity building workshops abroad, mainly in eastern African countries on ecosystem services assessment and economic valuation. His recent interests include economics and governance of nature-based solutions and water and environmental financing through policy and management innovations and capacity building.
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