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Arjen is lead for Water Resources and Climate Change and is keen on hydrogeology, passionate about mapping, and eager to share WASH knowledge and facilitate learning. Arjen's background within IRC was as lead researcher for WASHCost Mozambique.

He has twenty years sector experience – including 5 years as technical adviser South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan) and 13 years private sector experience in Mozambique and Uganda. He has hands-on experience in extensive water resource studies, detailed social surveys, quality assurance and thorough WASH data analysis and visualisation.

His academic background is an MSc in Hydrogeology and he is fluent in English, Dutch, Portuguese, German and reasonable in Spanish. He is Dutch by nationality and currently lives near London with his family.