Nick van de Giesen
Nick van de Giesen received the Kandidaats B.S. degree and the M.Sc. degree in land and water management from Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, in 1984 and 1987, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in agricultural and biological engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1994. After a postdoctoral position with the West Africa Rice Development Association, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, he was a Senior Researcher for six years with the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, where he was the Scientific Coordinator of the Global Change in the Hydrological Cycle Volta Project. Since 2004, he has been with the Water Resources Section, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, where he currently holds the “Van Kuffeler” Chair of Water Resources Engineering. He received the "Leermeesterprijs" ("Best Professor Award") of TU Delft in 2015, as well as the Darcy Medal of the European Geosciences Union. Since January 2015, he is chairman of the Delft Global Initiative. He is co-director of the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory and member of several international scientific advisory boards.