Professor in Water Management at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He holds an MSc degree, cum laude, in Civil Engineering and a PhD degree in Policy Analysis, both from Delft University of Technology. He has led a variety of interdisciplinary research projects and advised governments, civil society organizations, companies and multilateral institutions like Unesco and the World Bank. As creator of the water footprint concept and water footprint assessment, Hoekstra laid the foundation of a new interdisciplinary research field, addressing the relations between water management, consumption and trade. Hoekstra is the founder of the Water Footprint Network, he’s author of several scientific publications and he developed various educational tools, including the river basin game and the globalization of water role play.