Already in an early stage of his studies Stefan got involved in 'the water world'. As intern at UNESCO-IHE, he has come to realize how complex and pressing the global water challenges actually are and he decided that he wanted to somehow contribute to a solution. Since many people simply are not aware of the importance of water and how climate change and population growth can affect access to safe drinking water, Stefan quickly saw that communication could play an important role in the process of raising awareness.
One of Stefan's first tasks was to lead a project aimed to create more awareness about the importance of groundwater. This resulted in the #HiddenResource campaign and animated video (see below).
As Communication Officer, he is responsible for all IGRAC's communication efforts. After developing a communication strategy, he has been working on implementation of this strategy resulting in the developement of several new materials among which this website.
Recently, Stefan has also edited the Global Groundwater Statement video and even created the animated video for the SADC Groundwater Information Portal below.
After gaining more work experience at Rabobank, Voetbalzone and INFOdation, Stefan returned to UNESCO-IHE, where he worked as Intern and Online Content Editor. In July 2014, he joined IGRAC as Communication Specialist.