Prof. Dr. Patrick Meire is head of the Ecosystem Management Research Group and he also heads the department of Biology at the University of Antwerp. He excels in ecologic research of aquatic and wetland systems. Prof. Meire is an expert in integrated water management and heads the Chair of Integrated Water Management of the Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development at the University of Antwerp. He is an advocate of nature conservation of river systems and the ecosystem services they provide. About the river Scheldt, he has written two popular books in Dutch. He is the promotor of Think Water, is lecturer in charge of the courses 'Integrated water management, Advanced Case River 21' and contributes to the course 'Global water problems and Integrated water management'.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Van Damme is a member of the Ecosystem Management Research Group. Prof. Van Damme is a bioengineer with strong expertise in integrated water management. He teaches the courses 'Global water problems and integrated water management' and 'Integrated water management, Advanced Case River 21'.
Dr. Raewyn Town is a postdoctoral researcher in the research group 'Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research (SPHERE). He investigates the effect of pollutants (such as heavy metals) on aquatic ecosystems worldwide. Dr. Town is co-lecturer of the course 'Integrated assessment of water and sediment quality'.
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Vlaeminck is a member of the Sustainable Energy, Air and Water Technology Group and visiting professor in the Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET). He is an expert in microbial technology for resource-efficient nutrient management. Prof. Vlaeminck lecturer of the course Advanced Water treatment Technology.
Prof. Dr. Marc Huygens is professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development and Environmental Engineering Manager at Deme. He is lecturer of the course Sediments: Sustainable Building Blocks.
Prof. Dr. Tom Ysebaert is professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development and senior scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. He is lecturer in charge of the course Nature-based Solutions.
Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels is guest professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development and research leader at the Flemish Institute for technological research (VITO). He is is co-lecturer of the course Advanced Water Treatment Technology.
Prof. Dr. Peter Troch is head of the research unit Coastal engineering, Bridges and Roads at Ghent University. He is chair of the department of Civil Engineering and director of the Coastal Engineering Laboratory. Prof. Dr. Troch has more than 20 years of academic experience in the field of coastal engineering and open channel flow hydraulics. He is Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee Officer of the international association IAHR, and member of the Board of Directors of PIANC Belgium. He contributes to the course 'Integrated water management, Case River 21'.
Prof. Dr. Stijn Temmerman is professor in the Ecosystem Management Research group. He investigates the dynamics and management of coastal marshes, estuaries and rivers, with a focus on interactions between vegetation ecology, flow hydrodynamics, nutrient cycling, sediment transport and geomorphology, and how these eco-geomorphic feedbacks control the response of (tidal) river systems to global change and human impacts. Prof. Temmerman is co-lecturer of the course 'River morphology and hydrodynamics'.
Prof. Dr. Helen Verstraelen is professor at the Antwerp Maritime Academy. She is lecturer of the course 'Water and shipping'.
Prof. Dr. Goedele Verreydt is professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, member of the Ecosphere research group and founder of the UAntwerpen spin-off company Iflux groundwater monitoring. She is lecturer of the course Groundwater management and remediation.