How to manage water resources? Is it just a matter of matching supplies to demands? Should water and its quality be recognised for its wider role in life? How to prepare public decisions on water, which are widely supported yet affordable? Questions without easy answers as interests, ideas and stakeholders diverge.

Kees Blok works on such questions and combines insights in technical aspects – and in socio-economic and institutional contexts – with experience in communication and participation.

Example 13

Can performance of major irrigation systems be improved through involvement of private parties in systems' management?
Kees Blok advises the Government of Bangladesh on principles and steps for setting up irrigation system management, which is responsive to irrigators’ needs while at the same time guaranteeing the systems’ upkeep as well as its own financial viability.