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Lobke de Pooter

Lobke de Pooter

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 8

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Bangladesh

First position after YEP

WASH Engineer at Red Cross, Bangladesh

YEP Role

I worked on water supply services for Vitens Evides International (VEI), in Indonesia, Zimbabwe and currently in Bangladesh. 


Within the project in Dhaka I worked on implementing DMA management and developing a project proposal for improved water supply in one of the many urban slums in Dhaka. VEI and the local water authority in Dhaka, Dhaka WASA, collaborate in an extended Water Operators Partnership (WOP) that was signed December 2017.

In Harare I supported the Non-Revenue Water (NRW) activities in the pilot areas and on institutional scale. I also contributed to capacity building of the newly established hydraulic modelling and GIS departments. 

In Indonesia my activities included extensive preparatory work on the creation of pilot areas for NRW reduction measures, extension of the network and building water kiosks in the less wealthy areas. Both projects focus on working closely together with the local water company to improve water supply. 


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  • Water treatment
  • Non revenue water
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Project management
  • Facilitation


Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc Civil Engineering - Sanitary Engineering (TUDelft), BSc International Land & Water Management (Wageningen University)


Experience before YEP

April 2015 – April 2016: Management Trainee, Evides Waterbedrijf

Sept 2013 – Oct 2014: MSc thesis ammonia treatment based on urea addition - WASTE – Malawi

Oct 2010 – Feb 2011: BSc thesis Effluent use in agriculture: an integrated treatment approach  - CERTE - Tunisia


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Organisation: Vitens Evides International
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