Government work

2009- 2014. For Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry)  (https://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/english/water-systems) I coordinated the operational production of the freshwater and marine programs for fish, birds, benthic animals, wetland vegetation, seagrass, water plants, and phytoplankton to make sure the monitoring strategy met international legislative standards (e.g., for the Water Framework Directive http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/index_en.html.

I kept an overview of water quality monitoring of the Dutch government and followed the monitoring efforts of other authorities, such as the water boards, and in our neighbouring countries. For example, in my role as Head of Dutch delegation for International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine I harmonized international monitoring and assessment of faunal water quality indicators:  https://www.iksr.org/en/

In addition, as Delegate for the National Flora and Fauna Database initiative NDFF I enabled data sharing across government bodies and NGO’s: https://www.ndff.nl/english/

2008. For The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation I provided written clarification to private land owners and the general public on the jurisdictional effects of Natura 2000 (network of protection areas in the European Union) implementation: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/index_en.htm