Frank Rijsberman

Director, Global Development Program, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


PhD in Water Resources Planning and Management from Colorado State University, USA (1987).

Research areas
Natural resources management research and consulting, specifically for fresh water resources, coastal zones, soil erosion, environmental management and climate change / sea level rise.

Selected Publications
Rijsberman, F. R. 2003. Can development of water resources reduce poverty? Water Policy, 5(5-6):399-412. 
Rijsberman, F. R. and A. Mohammed, 2003. Water, food and environment: Conflict or dialogue? Water Science and Technology, 47(6):53-62. 
Rijsberman, F.R. 2002. Storing Water. New World Water 2002. World Water Council, Marseille, pp. 80-84.
Rijsberman, F.R. and D.J. Molden. 2001. Balancing Water Uses: Water for Food and Water for Nature. Thematic Background Papers, International Conference on Freshwater, Bonn, 3-7 December. Pp. 43-56.
Rijsberman, F.R. ed. 2001. 2nd World Water Forum: Session Reports. Water Policy. Supplement Volume 3. 213 p.
HRH The Prince of Orange and F.R. Rijsberman. 2000. Summary report of the 2nd World Water Forum: From Vision to Action. Water Policy 2(6)387-396.
Cosgrove, W.J. and F.R. Rijsberman. 2000. World Water Vision: Making Water Everybody's Business. Earthscan, London. 108 p.
Gallopin, G. and F.R. Rijsberman. 2000. Three Global Water Scenarios. International Journal of Water. 1(1):16-40.