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Frank van Laerhoven (coordinator)

Frank van Laerhoven holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Indiana University (2008), where he worked under the supervision of Elinor Ostrom – the 2009 Nobel laureate (economics). He is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development (Utrecht University). His interest and experience include work on common pool resources and the solving of collective action dilemmas. (For more, see Frank’s LinkedIn profile page or his UU profile page.)

Kazi Matin Ahmed (Coordinator BD)

Professor Dr. Kazi Matin Ahmed of the Department of Geology, University of Dhaka is a leading researcher on groundwater in Bangladesh with focuses on impacts of urbanization on groundwater; microbiological contamination of groundwater from onsite sanitation; occurrence and mitigation arsenic contamination in groundwater; occurrence and mitigation of salinity in groundwater. You can access Professor Matin’s DU profile page here. His Research Gate profile can be found, hereREAD MORE

Mark Bakker

Mark Bakker is a professor in Computational Groundwater Dynamics at Delft University of Technology. In this project, Mark will supervise the modeling of the recovery efficiency and subsurface flow of MAR systems. New groundwater tools will be developed to assess potential recovery efficiencies and predict the performance of alternative MAR system designs. More information on Mark’s research can be found here.

Shantanu Majumder

Shantanu Majumder is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of Dhaka. He received the MSc and PhD from the University of London. His research interests include the political economy of local governance, good governance, democracy deficit, civil society, state and human rights, and South Asian politics.