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Lourens Meijer

Lourens Meijer

YEP period 2013 - 2015, batch 1

Young Expert at Witteveen + Bos - Indonesia

First position after YEP

Senior River Engineer at Ocean Cleanup, the Netherlands

YEP Role

I worked as process engineer at Witteveen+Bos on water management projects in Jakarta. I worked on (on-going) projects regarding water safety, floodings, reclamations, water resource management and hydrology. As a Civil Engineer I participated in water-energy related projects as well, like micro hydropower development.
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I try to really understand the physical hydrological processes and apply this knowledge on actual design projects. I use my creativity to find different solutions for water engineering challenges and come up with new and innovative approaches and results.  Other people describe me as enthusiastic, creative and independent.



Nationality: Dutch
Education: Master Civil Engineering, specialization Water Resource at Delft University of Technology, Bachelor Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology


Experience before YEP

In my first working year at Witteveen+Bos I was involved in different projects which allowed me to improve and apply my Civil Engineering knowledge like drinking water intakes, salt intrusion modeling and water system designs.

During my study I learnt organizational skills during some board memberships and commercial skills by founding and managing my own company with two friends.

For both my internship and master thesis I spent some months in Indonesia, learning about the culture and being an engineer in a totally different culture which was very interesting.

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Organisation: Witteveen + Bos
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