Name: Patrick Huntjens Dr.
Position: Water Partner
Dr. Patrick Huntjens is Water Partner with the WaterPartner Foundation; Director of the The Hague Humanitarian Cooperative for Water (HHCW) and Professor of Social Innovations on Water, Agriculture and Food at the Research and Innovation Centre Agro, Food and Life Sciences (RIC-AFL) at the INHolland University of Applied Sciences in Delft.
From 2013 to 2017 he was Head of Water Diplomacy and Climate Governance at the The Hague Institute for Global Justice, and from 2011 - 2013 he was Director of the WaterPartner Foundation. With 20 years of professional experience, and working in more than 40 countries, his work focuses on water, food and climate-related challenges at multiple levels (global to local) from the perspective of adaptive and inclusive governance, multi-track diplomacy, human security, social justice and humanitarian needs.
Patrick has a multi-disciplinary background, including a Ph.D. (magna cum laude) in Complex Sciences and Policy Sciences; a M.Sc. Degree (cum laude) in Political Science & International Relations and a M.Sc. Degree in Biology and Aquatic Ecology. With more than 100 academic and policy-oriented publications he is an accomplished international expert in his field of expertise.
He solidifies his experience with activities on the ground, mainly as international team leader, lead mediator, process manager and facilitator of participatory and adaptive planning processes. For example, from 2014 to 2015 he was lead mediator (Track II) in the Israeli- Palestinian water conflict assigned by the Geneva Initiative and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Other clients include the World Bank, United Nations, European Commission and various governments and NGOs.
The detailed resume of Dr. Patrick Huntjens can be seen here