Annelieke Duker works as a lecturer/researcher in irrigation management at the Land and Water Development chair group within the Water Science and Engineering department. She obtained her Master degree in International Land and Water Management with a specialisation in Irrigation and Water Engineering at Wageningen University in 2007. In the course of her education she gained experience in research in Bolivia, Ghana and South Africa. Subjects included water rights, waste water irrigation and river basin management.
She is conducting her PhD research on the endurance of irrigated farming systems using water from alluvial aquifers in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Her research is undertaken as part of the A4Labs project on arid African alluvial aquifers. Additionally, she is involved in a NWO-funded research project on the impacts of climate financing mechanisms on conflict and cooperation in Indonesia and Ethiopia (Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change).
She is coordinator for the MSc programme Land and Water Development for Food Security. She teaches in courses regarding irrigation management, and socio-economic and environmental impacts of irrigation. She is taking part in developing and implementing a tailor-made training programme on wastewater treatment and use in agriculture in Jordan. She is project leader for the development of a new Graduate Professional Diploma Programme on Water for Food Security that is expected to be operational in 2018.
Before joining IHE Delft she worked in Kenya on strengthening community water supply management and enhancing food security. She has experience in working at three different Dutch ministries: Infrastructure and Environment, Foreign Affairs, and Economic Affairs. As a policy maker she focused on developing long-term strategies for fresh water management under different climate scenario’s (Delta programme).