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Viering van de International Day of Women and Girls in Science

KWR hanteert een inclusief werk- en onderzoeksklimaat om iedereen zich welkom, uitgedaagd en ondersteund te laten voelen. Vanwege de International Day of Women and Girls in Science die vandaag plaatsvindt, hebben we onze vrouwelijke onderzoekers de volgende vraag gesteld: “Waarom vind jij het zo leuk om in de waterwetenschap te werken?”. Met veel plezier laten we ze aan het woord om te vertellen over hun keuze voor en hun ervaringen in de wetenschap.

“I love the combination of the technical challenge – that is improving mass spectrometry based methods to identify unknown water contaminants – and the relevance of my findings for environmental and human health. In my work, I can be creative, I keep on learning and I can make an impact.”
dr. Andrea Mizzi Brunner
dr. Andrea Mizzi Brunner
“I’ve always felt my contribution to society would be through public service. I studied environmental science and environmental policy and governance. Doing applied research for the water sector is where my scientific heart lies. Water is life! My mission is providing water stakeholders such as KWR, water utilities and policy makers with relevant knowledge and advice on policies to preserve and best use our scarce water resources, especially in times of climate change. My challenge: not only advice, but also make sure that the message is delivered to the right people!”
Stefania Munaretto
Stefania Munaretto
Brand Tessa van den
“The area between “the desire to improve sustainability and efficiency” and  “safe clean water and sanitation for everyone (primary goal of water cycle)”  is fantastic!”
dr.ir. Tessa van den Brand
dr.ir. Tessa van den Brand
“During my biology studies I was drawn to toxicology research as this contributes to a healthy living environment. It is very rewarding to work together with colleagues from different disciplines within KWR and the water sector to support good water quality.”
dr. Milou Dingemans
dr. Milou Dingemans
“My first science memory is when I was 13 years old at school. I was fascinated by the science discipline and specifically bacteria. I thought: “How come that such small organisms can sometimes be so powerful?” Since then I knew my profession for life. I started with soil microbiology and at KWR I transitioned to the water science world that I am still exploring. What motivates me, is to know that somehow we are working together for a better planet. I feel proud that I am part of the women minority in scientific research and I hope that other women work hard to reach their dreams, in or related to science, no matter what they happen to be.”
Afnan Khalil Ahmad Suleiman
Afnan Khalil Ahmad Suleiman
Hofman Roberta
“As a child I already was fascinated by science, so I studied chemical engineering. I’ve worked in industry, and it’s nice to see people now can buy the things I helped to develop. However, I missed the societal aspect. Now I work at KWR, developing methods to provide people all over the world with an essential product: clean drinking water.”
dr.ir. Roberta Hofman
dr.ir. Roberta Hofman
Stofberg Sija
“I enjoy working in water science, because it allows me to contribute to a more sustainable world.”
dr. Sija Stofberg
dr. Sija Stofberg
“I’m working as a hydrologist at KWR. Working in water science gives me the opportunity to contribute to solving problems in society and nature. I like that my job allows me to work on diverse projects that have a direct link to practice. Combining the technical solutions with social aspects is what makes this field of research interesting.”
Sharon Clevers MSc
Sharon Clevers MSc
“When I was about 14, I watched a documentary about the destruction of the river Amazonia. “I wish I could do something about it”, I said to no one in particular. My sister answered, and said: “You can”. Sometimes that’s all it takes. I’m an environmental engineer at KWR, specialized in wastewater treatment. And I’m a woman, working in science for 23 years.”
dr.ir. Maria Lousada Ferreira
dr.ir. Maria Lousada Ferreira
“As a program manager, every day I work together with many great scientists at KWR to understand how to ensure a sufficient and safe water supply for the future. It really motivates me to continue learning and working towards more understanding and a better future. Especially if this also means I can support other women in science.”
dr. Geertje Pronk
dr. Geertje Pronk
Snip Laura
“It’s exciting to be working in water science as you’re helping the transition from a linear economy to a circular. Wastewater is a resource, and it’s everywhere. In addition, water is an excellent carrier and can help with energy storage. The technological possibilities seem endless, up to us to test them.”
dr. Laura Snip
dr. Laura Snip
Tessa Pronk A
“I like working with data and getting the information that is in data out. In water science there is a lot of data available that can be put to good use, for instance to improve water quality, monitoring, and regulation. That is what I aim for at KWR.”
dr.ir. Tessa Pronk
dr.ir. Tessa Pronk