Name: Henk van Schaik M.Sc.
Position: Water Partner
Henk van Schaik (1947) is Water Partner at WaterPartner Foundation and Water and Heritage Ambassador of ICOMOS, member of the International Advisory Board of the Water Heritage Systems programme of the World Water Council and the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage and Board member of the Water Integrity Network.
Mr. Van Schaik has been working on international water management issues since 1976. After his M.Sc. on water purification at Wageningen University (1972) with major in Water Treatment, Air pollution, Toxicology and Colloid Chemistry he worked for some 16 years on planning, governance, implementation, capacity development and research issues in rural water supplies. He wrote the first water supply policy paper for the Dutch Government. For 10 years he was Inspector of Water Projects for the Netherlands Government. Since 2001 he has been coordinating the international Cooperative Programme on Water and Climate. He was (co-) author of several publications and initiator of various films on international water issues. Mr. Van Schaik organized many international events on Water and Climate, including for the World Water Fora, and for the international Stockholm Water Weeks since 2003. Since 2012 he is Water and Heritage Ambassador of ICOMOS Netherlands.