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Gertjan Medema is awarded as IWA Fellow

2 September 2012Networks

Gertjan Medema, Chief Science Officer at KWR, has received the IWA Fellowship from the International Water Association (IWA). His fellowship is officially confirmed in Busan (South Korea) where a large part of the water world has gathered for the biennial IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition.

The IWA Fellow Program recognises those members who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of water science, technology and management, and to the IWA. Medema is a leading researcher in risk assessment of waterborne pathogens and is scientific coordinator of the Joint Research Programme of the Dutch Water Sector (BTO).

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Gertjan Medema

Active ambassador

Medema has long been an active member of IWA, participating on boards, organising conferences and editing scientific journals. Recently, Medema was appointed Chair of the IWA Health-Related Water Microbiology Specialist Group. This fellowship means that Medema, for the forthcoming period, will be even more active as IWA ambassador in helping water professionals create innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to challenging global needs.

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