The team at the Water Footprint Network includes staff, Supervisory Council members and Associates.
Our international team of trained specialists is ready to guide you on your journey to fair and smart water use.
The Supervisory Council ensures the financial and legal status of the Water Footprint Network and provides strategic guidance and direction.
Joop de Schutter has a career in the field of water resources management in many different countries in Europe, South East Asia, Central Asia and Africa. Until 2012, he was acting Deputy Director of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.
Arjen Hoekstra is Professor in Water Management at the University of Twente. He is creator of the water footprint concept (2002) and initiator and co-founder of the Water Footprint Network in 2008. He was Scientific Director of the Water Footprint Network until 31 Dec 2012, after which he moved to the Supervisory Council.
Joppe Cramwinckel is Director of the Water Programme at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Before joining the WBCSD, he was Sustainable Development Lead for Shell International Exploration and Production.
Richard Holland is Director of WWF’s Market Transformation Initiative which aims to reduce the impact of global commodity production on priority places for biodiversity worldwide. Since joining WWF in 1998 he has also been Chief Conservation Officer at WWF Netherlands and Director of the WWF’s Global Freshwater Programme. Before WWF, Richard worked for Delft Hydraulics in the Netherlands, for UNDP in central Europe and for the European Commission in Brussels.
Our associates have worked closely with us, as former employees or researchers, and continue our work in their new positions.