Tiemen Nanninga (MSc)

Director / Sanitation specialist


    Constructed wetlands, decentralised sanitation, irrigation, international development, recovery and reuse of resources for agricultural purposes, socio-technical


    Tiemen Nanninga has a Master in International Land and Water Management with a specialisation in Irrigation and Water Engineering. The topic of his master thesis was the use of constructed wetlands for (grey)wastewater treatment at neighbourhood scale in the Netherlands and which lessons can be learnt from this. After graduating at Wageningen University in 2011 he joined LeAF and  the Advanced Master in International Development programme of the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN) at the Radboud University, Nijmegen. At LeAF he worked on completing an EC-FP7 project (VIVACE), decentralised sanitation both in rural Dutch areas as well as Southern (peri-)urban contexts, proposal writing and acquisition.


    • Nanninga, T., (2011). Afvalwater zuiveren bij een waterwingebied. Neerslag Magazine, 2011-3, pp. 29-32.
    • Nanninga, T.A., Bisschops, I., López, E., Martínez-Ruiz, J.L., Murillo, D., Essl, L., Starkl, M., (2012). Discussion on Sustainable Water Technologies for Peri-Urban Areas of Mexico City: Balancing Urbanization and Environmental Conservation. Water, 4(3), pp. 769-788.
    • Natale, O.E., Bisschops, I., Caso, P., Essl, L., Nanninga, T., Kragic-Kok, D., Starkl, M., (In press). Criterios para la evaluación del impacto ambiental de las tecnologías de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento para zonas periurbanas. El caso del Delta de Tigre. Revista Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental-AIDIS Argentina, xx(xx), pp. Xx-xx.
    • Nanninga, T.A., (22 November 2012). Participatory and integrated selection of resource efficient environmental management technologies in rapidly developing urban areas. Presentation prepared for the WaterDiss2.0 side event at the IWRM Karlsruhe 2012- European Innovation for Sustainable Water Management: Users meet Researchers-, Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe, 21-22. November 2012.