Tessa van den Brand has worked as a scientific researcher at KWR since 2010. She did her PhD “sulphate reducing bacteria in wastewater” under KWR and successfully defended it at Delft University of Technology in 2014. This research combined her knowledge in bioprocess technology, household wastewater and molecular and analytical analyses. In 2014, she further developed her skills of charting environmental effect issues in the watercycle. Her expertise in cycle assessment analyses (LCA) provides support in evaluating new technologies, e.g. to help resource recovery, for the watercycle.