Henk van Schaik

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Honorary Vice President ICOMOS International Scientific Committee Water and Heritage


Ir. Henk (Henricus, P.J.) van Schaik (1947) is since 2012 Ambassador Water and Heritage, ICOMOS Netherlands and since 2019  Director International of the International Centre for Water and Transdisciplinarity (CIRAT) in Brazil. Till August 2019 he was Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Water Subsidy Fund of the Netherlands Government. From 2012 till 2019 he was Lead Water of the University for Peace, the Hague office, and till ultimo 2019 he was member of the Alliance of the Water Integrity Network. From 2001 till 2012 he was Director if the international Cooperative Programme on Water and Climate. And from 1987 till 2001 he was Water Advisor of and for the Ministry of Development Cooperation, The Netherlands.   After completion of his MSc in water management at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, he worked from 1973 till 1987 in rural water supply provision in Malawi and Zambia.

Last publications
Willems, W., H. van Schaik (eds.) (2015). Water and Heritage: Material, Conceptual and Spiritual Connections. Sidestone Press

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