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Dr. Peter van der Steen is lecturer in Waste Water Treatment. He holds a MSc degree from Wageningen University in the Netherlands (1994) and a PhD degree from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel (2001).

During his studies he specialized in wastewater treatment, especially anaerobic wastewater treatment and treatment in waste stabilization ponds. Currently he is active in the following fields: Integrated urban water management, Sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse, and Technology selection.

Van der Steen is active within the EU funded SWITCH project on Integrated Urban Water Management, where he coordinates the research theme on “A Paradigm Shift in Urban Water Management”. At UNESCO-IHE he coordinates the modules ‘Integrated Urban Water Management’ and ‘Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Reuse’ in the MSc programme Municipal Water and Infrastructure.