Edwin de Buijzer has over 20 years of experience in the (waste) water sector, acquired at various organisations ranging from the sector to competent authorities. In recent years, he specialised in resource recovery from the watercycle. In 2013, Edwin started working as a researcher on the Industry, Wastewater & Reuse team. Edwin likes to integrate and combine his wide-ranging knowledge and experience with his research work to contribute added value to the research. His work at KWR is often socially relevant and linked to strengthening the circular economy. Examples of projects Edwin was involved in include: (1) Recovery of energy and resources in the Amsterdam area, (2) The hospital of the future, (3) Recovery of heavy metals and rare earth metals, (4) Cleaning biogas with granular iron(hydr)oxide: a residual of drinking water treatment processes, (5) Innovative solutions for the energy & watercycle, Lelystad Airport and Airport Garden City. In addition to his work at KWR, Edwin works as a Data Manager at Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe [Dutch Water board Vallei en Veluwe] and as such was involved in implementing practical innovations. He was thereby in person a bridge between practice and science. Improving the existing practices and parallel innovation for a more sustainable future are Edwin’s personal motivation.