Hydrogeologist and region coordinator for Europe
Sophie Vermooten (Deltares) is a hydrogeologist with 18 years of experience in groundwater related projects related to fresh water supply or remediation of contaminated sites in the Netherlands and abroad. She has worked in different countries like China, Syria, Yemen, Italy, Kuwait, Tunisia, South Africa, Morocco, Madagascar and Australia A key initiative she is leading since 2016 is the development of the WaterLOUPE approach, in cooperation with the private sector. WaterLOUPE supports multi-actor decision-making and collaborative action for water stewardship in water stressed basins with the aim to reduce the impact of water scarcity. She is the Deltares region manager for Europe, coordinating the Deltares' business development related to specialised consultancy and R&D in that region. At Water Europe she was recently appointed as one of the members of the Policy Advisory Committee, representing the European research institutes.