Danielle Patist is a project assistant specialised in programme management tasks within the Joint Research Programme for the Dutch water companies. She also carries out the programme management for DPWE and TKI Water Technology research. In addition, Danielle has extensive experience in a variety of projects, including the Client and Market Platform (PKM) and the Water Sector Community of Practice (CoP). She has frequent contact with clients, and is in charge of the administrative aspects of projects, the content management of the extra-net, and organises and coordinates congresses and workshops. Thanks to her function, Danielle has developed widespread knowledge of the network in the water sector; she also has a strong collaborative orientation.