Dr. Joep van den Broeke is senior project manager at Optiqua Technologies, a company that develops and produces innovative water quality monitoring technologies. Dr. van den Broeke has extensive experience in water quality and sensor related R&D and has worked with technology developers, suppliers and end-users in development, implementation and operation of (online) water quality monitoring systems. In addition to his expertise with sensoring and monitoring, Dr. van den Broeke has extensive expertise with drinking water quality and legislation, drinking water and wastewater treatment as well as data collection and data handling and development of software for these purposes. Dr. van den Broeke has Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Leiden University (the Netherlands) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Dr. van den Broeke has participated in numerous major international research projects on water and sensors, including EU projects TECHNEAU and SmartWater4Europe, and he was the principal investigator for the Global Water Research Coalition project “Compendium of sensors and monitors in the global water industry”.