According to the Asian Water Development Outlook (2016), up to 3.4 billion people could be living under water-stress across the Asia Pacific region by 2050, suffering from lack of clean drinking water, threatened by floods, at risk from poor sewerage or threatened by water pollution. The report makes a strong case for strengthening of partnerships, inclusive approaches, using more knowledge-based solutions and applying the latest technologies.

The Water Agency's vision and mission are closely connected to this challenge. It is our vision for water to be a valued and shared force of life for all people in Asia Pacific. To achieve this, we work every day to develop Water Hubs that connect, engage and inspire people and organisations to collaborate, share knowledge and create solutions that address the region's most pressing water issues. 


Our Team 

The Water Agency is a true network organisation. With our team located across the region, we create impact by leveraging our network of local and international companies and organisations.

Our core team consists of a diverse mix of young and experienced professionals - with backgrounds in business, engineering, ecology, maritime, economics and architecture - from Australia, Asia and Europe. Above anything else, we share the passion for water and the ambition to connect and inspire people towards a bright water future.

Interested to join our growing team? We are always looking for passionate (young) water professionals with an international, entrepreneurial spirit. Please check-out our vacancies!


Our Team - Regional Contacts

GREGOR VAN ESSEN
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

NETHERLANDS & EUROPE

NI NI WIN
MYANMAR & THAILAND

CARRINA LIM
INDONESIA, MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE


MAI NGUYEN
VIETNAM

THANDAR
MYANMAR

THINZAR MON
MYANMAR


SHWE YATI SU
MYANMAR

KEYLIN EVA VINDYRA
INDONESIA

TRI OCTIVIANI
INDONESIA


PIET FILET
CO-FOUNDER & ASSOCIATE PARTNER

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE PACIFIC


Our Team - Alumni

FRODO VAN OOSTVEEN
CO-FOUNDER

RANGGA RISHAR SAPUTRA
INDONESIA

GERDIEN VELINK
MYANMAR


HENNO VAN HORSSEN
MYANMAR

KYAW NYUNT LINN
MYANMAR

KHAING SU LWIN
MYANMAR


KATRINA LEE
MYANMAR

RIZKI RAMADHAN PRAYITNO
INDONESIA