Ralph Beuken works as a researcher on the Water Infrastructure team. His expertise is in asset management of underground infrastructure, with a focus on knowledge building of pipe conditions, setting up information systems, and the performance of and risks to the pipe network. In addition, Ralph is the Asset Management theme coordinator of the Joint Research Programme of KWR and the water utilities. In this capacity he is responsible for the coordination of the theme, tasked with vision formulation, drawing up project plans, client contacts, secretary meetings, and drawing up progress reports. Moreover, Ralph is co-responsible for various research projects in knowledge development within the theme. The subjects he worked on in 2018 and 2019 were decision-making processes, client wishes and expectations and asset management, a glance ahead to 2030 and 2050 regarding assets, and knowledge exchange and stimulation with the IAM research. As theme coordinator, Ralph is responsible for vision formulation in the area of integrated asset management for drinking water utilities, and maintaining a national and international network. Lastly, he is also secretary of the Water Utility Standardisation Contact Group, an organisation that represents the interests of the drinking water utilities in the area of standardisation and certification.