Stefan de Wildt
History: Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Mozambique
YEP period 2014 - 2015, batch 3
Position after YEP
Hydrologist at Acacia Water the Netherlands
I was the assistant project manager for Vitens Evides International (VEI) in Northern Mozambique. In our support to our Mozambican partner FIPAG Norte we mainly focussed on reducing the non-revenue water (NRW) percentage in the cities of Nampula and Angoche, assisted with the mapping of available water sources, executed hydro(geo)logical studies and anchored the available knowledge in the partner organization.
During my educational and professional career I’ve learned how to manage and to keep a holistic view on international projects as well as in intercultural groups, thereby applying knowledge and experiences in integrated water management and intercultural communication. I am a real team worker, who knows how to unite people, let them co-operate and excel. Furthermore I am result and solution oriented, and experienced in the fields of Hydrology, Hydrogeology, urban water supply and IWRM.
Education: I hold a Master’s degree in Land and Water Management at Wagening University, the Netherlands, with a specialization in Integrated Water Management. Within this Master of Science I included a minor in Communication and Innovation.
Experience before YEP
- Worked from May 2012 till June 2014 for a small Zambian consultancy in the field of Hydrogeology, which provides a wide range of specialist and high-quality services in groundwater exploration, development and management. My role was mainly in project & local staff management, giving technical project support, and report and proposal writing
- Major MSc thesis research on the correlation and interaction-patterns between frames used by stakeholders in the draw-up process of water level decrees at the policy department of Dutch waterboard Brabantse Delta
- Minor MSc thesis research about socio-, technical and institutional interactions in the design process of eco-engineered wastewater treatment systems for small-scale coffee farmers in Matagalpa, Nicaragua
- Bachelor internship at VEI and made recommendations on risk management strategies for the water supply of FIPAG Centro, Mozambique, including a risk assessment and management plan for the water supply chain of three cities in Central-Mozambique