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 and did research on the urban-rural linkages in water reuse for irrigated agriculture in for example South Africa. Matthijs has experience in water and sustainable development, primarily in Africa, and has worked on different education projects during his time at the Water Resources Management group of Wageningen University. Currently, Matthijs is active as Jr. Advisor Water Management at Arcadis and contributes by means of both project management and specialist inputs. Besides his consultancy activities, he is continuously looking to stay active in the field of wastewater reuse and agriculture.