Judith KaspersmaDepartment Head Flood Risk Management, Deltares
BSc In Mechanical Engineering , University of San Carlos of Guatemala. MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and Nanomaterials research at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. PhD student-candidate in Climate Change and Sustainability at University of San Carlos of Guatemala. Research in Emerging Contaminants in Water/Lakes. PhD Internship Erasmus Mundus Pluss at Silesian University of Technology , Poland 2016-2017, Biomaterials research. Nanomembranes R&D. Water and energy consultant.
Jacqueline is an energetic and ambitious WASH expert with many years’ experience in complex development projects. Her work has focused on community organization and empowerment, civil society engagement and capacity building of WASH actors for effective service delivery. She has worked on assignments for the Dutch Government, USAID and GIZ pre-dominantly in Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan. In her recent role in a project for the Dutch Embassy in South Sudan, she succeeded to oversee the establishment and strengthening of community based management structures for over 700 decentralized water systems. She is convinced of the need for and viability of sustainable development even in fragile contexts. She is currently working with Civil Society Organisations in South Sudan to enhance citizen participation in water governance.
Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga
Sr Scientist Water Management & Food Security in Deltas, Wageningen Environmental Research
The focus of my work is interdisciplinary: water management, food security and climate change adaptation. I have a keen interest to work with and for people, to find solutions, and answer the question behind the question. A lot of capacity development and science-policy interface work. Heading WUR Project Office in Dhaka, working on DeltaCap, BDP2100, JCP, and involved in Delta Alliance.
I'm a physical geographer, specialised in GIS and Remote Sensing for water applications. In my teaching and capacity-development projects I actively promote the use of open source tools and open data by young professionals from the water sector in the Global South. For this purpose I have developed free and commercial educational products and am coordinating eLearning with partners of IHE Delft. In this symposium I'm the lead of Track 8.