In addition to his research work at the Institute, Rens works as a senior advisor for the Water Partner Foundation, an independent non-profit organization established in The Hague in 2008. The Water Partner Foundation focuses on international dissemination of knowledge and experiences with regard to good governance and sustainable development of water resources and the environment.
Drs. De Man has a multi-disciplinary background with a MS degree in Physical Geography. He acquired profound knowledge and skills in (mutual gains) diplomacy and negotiation to address social and environmental conflicts around the use of natural resources (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy/Wageningen University).
Drs. De Man has 10 years of professional experience on complex issues involving land and water use, building partnerships and seeking sustainable solutions to support environmental and social needs. His international work includes India, Costa Rica and Cambodia.
Drs. De Man is currently finalizing a Ph.D. on the Governance of Natural Resources at the Disaster Studies Group of Wageningen University, assigned by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).
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Working Paper | March 2016
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