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Marieke is a WASH expert and has over 16 years of experience in the WASH sector, with a special interest in small town WASH and evidence-based decision making in WASH.


After graduating as an Irrigation and Water Engineer from Wageningen University, Marieke joined IRC as a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in 2003. Within the JPO programme, she was stationed with the NGO Forum in Bangladesh and with the TREND Group in Ghana. During both postings, she supported the host organisation in internal and sector wide knowledge management activities and in activities related to thematic areas within her field of interest (especially cost recovery and financing, scaling-up rural water supply, and localised IWRM).


Adank, M., 2006, Linking multiple use services and self supply principles, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Akanbang, B. and M. Mdank, 2005, Improving the quality and utilization of MDG monitoring data at national and sub-national level, Report of Workshop held on 24 February 2005, Accra, Ghana, Well, TREND Group, Kumasi, Ghana and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands

Biswas, S. and M. Adank, 2004, Cost sharing and financial management of community managed rural water supply in Bangladesh, 30th WEDC International Conference, Vientiane, Lao PDR


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