Dr. Daniel Van Rooijen is a post-doctoral scientist at the International Water Management Institute, based at the regional office for East Africa and the Nile Basin.
Daniel holds a PhD degree in urban water and sanitation engineering at WEDC, Loughborough University in the UK. He also hold a Master’s degree in International Land and Water Management with a specialization in Irrigation and Water Engineering, at Wageningen University and a Bachelor’s degree in Aquatic Eco-technology at Zeeland University, both from the Netherlands. His PhD research focused on the impact of urban water use on agriculture and the environment up- and downstream of large cities in developing countries.
Daniel has over 10 years of experience in research and development in the areas of agriculture and water management while based in a number of countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. His experience include the areas of wastewater use in agriculture, urban water balance modelling, access to water supply and ecosystem services. His research activities have gained over 25 publications including 5 peer-reviewed journal papers and 7 book chapters.