Monique Bekkenutte, executive director of the Dutch Water Association. As the Dutch have water in their genes, IWC (part of the Dutch Water Association) reinforces waterprofessionals to share knowledge and experience with their international colleagues all over the world. In order to speed up the development of the circular economy and resilient cities we need innovations in water management, spatial planning, water supply and water quality. That is why IWC supports a dynamic and innovative network of waterprofessionals for sharing knowledge and experience. By organizing international meetings, IWC amplifies the ability to improve and innovate on water issues.
Monique Bekkenutte (1964) graduated on Human Movement Science and she has a master degree in Health Science. She worked for 20 years as a marketing- and communication professional at KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines 1989-1999), of which 6 years in Revenue Management, and as communication manager at the Nuclear Research Institute NRG (1999-2001), VU University Amsterdam (2001-2007) and change manager (2007-2009) at the Mathematical Institute CWI. She started in 2009 as executive director at the Royal Dutch Water Association. She is publisher of the H2O-media and member of the management board of the Amsterdam International Water Week. She is board member and secretary of the Wetskills Foundation (a students exchange initiative on water issues), International Water Conferences and the H2O-foundation. Furthermore she is secretary of the board of the Patients Association on ADHD and Dyslexia and she is chair of the Foundation New Movements in Transport and Mobility.