Mariëlle van der Zouwen leads the Knowledge Management Research group and is a member of the management team. With the experts in the group, she gives shape to the connecting role of KWR. This role can be seen in the management and further development of national and international knowledge and innovation models, such as Joint Research Programme, DPWE, TKI and Watershare®. Over recent years, Mariëlle has been working on the structure of the knowledge group. This takes place together with colleagues by setting up applied research in the area of water-knowledge infrastructure and management and governance for a resilient, urban water cycle and through professionalisation of communication activities.
Mariëlle has a background in academia and applied research. She previously worked on governance research at Wageningen University, Radboud University and the Institute for Forestry and Nature Research (now Alterra).