Ruben van der Meulen
YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11Young Expert at Acacia Water - Kenya
First position after YEP
Hydrologist at Acacia Water B.V., the Netherlands
As a Young Expert, I work on many projects in East Africa concerning water management. My work is on one hand content oriented – I work on projects making hydrological assessments, doing GIS analyses, modelling, performing and overseeing fieldwork, and writing reports. On the other hand, my work is network oriented – I am stationed in Kenya as we feel at Acacia Water that there is a lot of potential in this region to do more work, and I am tasked with exploring opportunities in the area.
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- Data analysis
- Analytical and critical thinking
Education: MSc Earth and Environment, specialization Hydrology and Water Resources
Experience before YEP
- 07/2016 – 06/2017: Acacia Water | Junior Consultant Hydrology. Fully content oriented position, with similar tasks as my current YEP position excluding the network oriented side
- 02/2016 – 06/2016: Acacia Water & Wageningen University | Intern. Working on a hydrological modelling study of an area in Sudan
- 02/2015 – 06/2015: Wageningen University & University Federal do Céara | Research assistant. Working on a research linking water availability to regeneration of natural forests of the Caatinga biome, stationed in Fortaleza, Brazil