Role of Water Technology Innovation


Arjen HoekstraUniversity of Twente, The Netherlands

Arjen HoekstraArjen Hoekstra is Professor in Water Management at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and Editor-in-Chief of Water. He pioneered in quantifying the water volumes virtually embedded in trade, thus showing the relevance of a global perspective on water use and scarcity. As creator of the water footprint concept, Hoekstra introduced supply-chain thinking in water management. With the development of Water Footprint Assessment, he laid the foundation of a new interdisciplinary research field, addressing the relations between water management, consumption and trade. Hoekstra's scientific publications cover a wide range of topics related to water, food, energy and trade. His books were translated into several languages and include The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society (Routledge, 2013), The Water Footprint Assessment Manual (Earthscan, 2011), and Globalization of Water (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).