Matthijs Wessels

Matthijs Wessels is a young water professional holding a MSc degree in Irrigation and Water Management at Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands. Over the course of his studies, he specialized in the implications of water quality for irrigation practices in water-limited areas. In 2015/2016, he did research on the urban-rural linkages in water reuse for irrigated agriculture in South Africa. Matthijs’ has experience in water and sustainable development, primarily in Africa, and has been active in the field of rainwater harvesting, water conservation and irrigation as a freelance consultant. He is a sociotechnical thinker and enjoys interdisciplinary projects dealing with wicked water problems. Currently, Matthijs is involved in different education projects at the Water Resources Management group of Wageningen University. Besides his contribution to education, he is continuously looking to stay active in the field of wastewater reuse and agriculture.