Delft, the Netherlands, 23 May 2022

IHE Delft mourns former governing board member Maarten Smits

Maarten Smits, an appreciated member of the IHE Delft Governing Board from 2017 to 2021, passed away earlier this month.

As governing board member, Maarten helped safeguard IHE Delft’s mission and financial stability, and he contributed to the Institute strategy. His services were highly valued.

”In addition to being a very pleasant person, Maarten combined three important characteristics for IHE Delft: his knowledge of the water sector, his experience as managing director of Deltares and his interest in people. I will miss him,” said Professor Eddy Moors, IHE Delft Rector.

Maarten brought more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of water to the IHE Delft board. From 2012 to 2019, he served as the managing director of Deltares, an independent research institute for water and the subsurface based in the Netherlands.

IHE Delft joins the rest of the water world in mourning Maarten, and extends it condolences to his family and friends.


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