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Namedr.ir. HP Ritzema
FirstnameHenk
Emailhenk.ritzema@wur.nl

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DescriptionExterne medewerker
OrganizationDepartment of Environmental Sciences
Organization UnitWater Resources Management
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  • Editor - Mazovian Office for Regional Planning, Warsaw, Poland
    Nov 2017 - Present

    Scholarly Journal Mazovia Regional Studies

  • Guest Lecturer - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic St
    Feb 2017 - Present

    Master of MAI-Bari Programme Land and Water Resources Management: Irrigated Agriculture

  • Editor - Elsevier
    Mar 2016 - Present

    International Journal Agricultural Water Management

  • Member - International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
    Mar 2016 - Present

    Working Group on Sustainable Drainage

  • Vice-Chairman - International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
    Jul 2011 - Present

    Working Group Sustainable Development Tidal Areas

  • Guest-Lecturer IHE - IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
    Jan 1900 - Present

    Guest lecturer in the MSC programme Land and Water Development

  • Editorial Team, Irrigation and Drainage - International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
    Jan 1900 - Present

    Journal of the International Commissionon Irrigation and Drainage


Biography

Henk Ritzema is Associate Professor at the Water Resources Management Chair Group of Wageningen Univeristy. He obtained his MSc. in Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 1980. In 2009, he obtained his PhD “Drain for gain: making water management worth its salts” from Wageningen University and UNESCO-IHE Delft. He has thirtyseven years of experience in water management and hydrology for food and ecosystems. The first ten years he worked abroad: in Fiji (1980-1981), Kenya (1982-1983) and Egypt (1984-1988). In 1989, he joined Alterra-ILRI, Wageningen University and Research Centre at Senior Researcher involved in research, training and consultancy. In 2008, he jointed the Water Resources Management Group of Wageningen University. He is Editor-in-Chief of ILRI’s Publication 16 “Drainage Principles and Applications” and co-author of ILRI Publication 60 “Subsurface Drainage Practices”. He was programme leader in capacity building projects, including curriculum development, in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and Yemen. He was the co-ordinator of Alterra-ILRI’s regular training programmes and various regular and tailor-made courses held in the Netherlands (UNESCO-IHE) and abroad (e.g. in China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Tunisia and Yemen). He was research leader of programmes on the improvement of waterlogged and salt-affected lands in India, and coastal lowlands in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Consultancy activities on water management for food and ecosystems include missions to China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, The Gambia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, Surinam, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Henk Ritzema has published over 160 articles, books and reports and is a regular invited speaker at international conferences and workshops.


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Current projects:

Advisor and Guest lecturer NUFFIC/NICHE Project “Capacity Development of HEIs in Small-scale irrigation (and Micro Irrigation)”, NICHE/ETH/197, Arba Minch Institute of Water Technology, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.

Advisor and PhD supervisor NUFFIC/NICHE Project “Strengthening research capacity in Yemen’s water sector for policy formulation, education and awareness raising”. NUFFIC/NICHE/YEM/027, Water and Environment Centre, Sana’a University, Sana’a, Yemen.

Project Director NUFFIC/Niche Project “Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management in South Africa”, NICHE/ZAF/016 and 062, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

He was research leader of programmes on the improvement of waterlogged and salt-affected lands in India, and coastal lowlands in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Consultancy activities on water management for food and ecosystems include missions to China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, The Gambia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Surinam, Thailand and Vietnam.


Education

Course Coordinator: WRM-34306 Water System Design for Multiple Uses of Water Services

Lecturer: WRM-10306 Irrigation and Water Management

Lecturer: WRM-21312 Design in Land and Water Management 2

Guest Lecturer, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

Guest Lecturer, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, Bari, Italy

Programme leader in capacity building projects, including curriculum development, in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and Yemen. Co-ordinator and lecturer various regular and tailor-made courses held in the Netherlands (UNESCO-IHE) and abroad (e.g. in China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Tunisia and Yemen).

Courses
  • SLM-10806 - Design in Land and Water Management 1
  • WRM-21312 - Design in Land and Water Management 2
  • WRM-32306 - Research Approaches to Land and Water Management
  • WRM-50806 - Drainage of Agricultural Lands
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