Water quality and soil quality expert
Waterschap De Dommel
Maarten van Schijndel, BSc, is an expert in water quality and soil quality at Waterschap De Dommel. His focus is on rivers, urban waters and recreational waters. For soil quality his expertise is in the agricultural soils. With knowledge of both water and soil systems, he can approach problems in an integral way.
Maarten started at Waterschap De Dommel in 2012. During his time at this government agency he learned a lot about river basin management, sewage water treatment and aquatic ecology. Most of the time he make use of a practical approach when it comes to problem solving. But with his network of scientists, consultants, universities and his background of BSc, a more theoretical and scientific approach is possible.
At the moment, most of his projects are based on innovative technologies with a natural character. He likes building with nature and has a special interest in micro-organisms. His vision is to restore water and soil conditions from the bottom up. So first restore the microbiological conditions and (with a bit of help) the rest will follow in a natural way.