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Gertjan van der Ende

Gertjan van der Ende

Young Expert at Witteveen + Bos - Colombia
YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 18

YEP Role

My formal employer is “Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers”, who has formed a partnership in creating my position within VEi Dutch Water Operators in Colombia. In VEi we are working in a small team of 3 supporting local Colombian drinking water companies in improving their services. For the specialised technical assistance we often invite Dutch experts who are currently working in the Dutch drinking water companies to share their knowledge and exchange ideas with the local companies. My role is to support and organise these visits, and keep continuity by supporting the local companies implement the changes needed on a continues basis.



  • Non-revenue water
  • Hydraulic modelling
  • (International) Project Management
  • Water distribution
  • Integrated Water Resource Management

Nationality: Dutch
Education: International Development Bsc, Water Engineering and Management Msc.


Experience before YEP

Management traineeship at Evides Drinkwater, Advisor drinking water at Witteveen+Bos

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Organisation: Witteveen + Bos
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