W.J. H.

Water Resources Management Expert, Senior Hydrogeologist, Watershed Management Expert, Team leader at Aqua Consult, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Master's DegreeState University of Leiden and Technical University of Delft



Mr Kick Honijk is a Water Resources Management Expert/ Senior Hydrogeologist. He has a M.Sc. degree in Hydrogeology from Leiden and Delft Universities in the Netherlands and has built up considerable professional experience as Teamleader and expert in Water Resources Management and hydrogeological groundwater development projects. His expertise covers 35 years in 25 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia. From 2012 to the present, he is as a Water Resources Development expert developping pilot studies for detecting and quantifying groundwater outflow along the Mediterranean limestone coasts, with the help of infrared camera mounted on a UAV (Drone). As a result of temperature differences between seawater and coastal submarine groundwater outflow, the latter can be detected with temperature sensitive infrared cameras. During the last ten years he has worked in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Spain, Sri Lanka and Syria. Recently, (2012-2014), he was working as a Senior Water Resources Management expert/ Hydrogeologist in two World Bank projects in Tanzania: the Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Plans for the Ruvuma River Basin (ATKINS UK) and the Pangani Basin (SMEC Australia). In both projects, he was responsible for defining water management plans and assessing the groundwater availability in both basins. Before (2011-2012), he was Water Resources Management Advisor in the World Bank Emergency Capacity Building Project to the PWA in Palestine. From 2010-2012, Mr. Honijk was a Senior Water Resources Management expert in the Dry Zone Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sri Lanka, and responsible for introducing Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Presently, since 2011, he works as a Senior Hydrogeologist for AquaConsult in a consortium with two large companies (Boskalis and KuiperCompagnons) to study the feasibility of developing fresh water from sea springs along the Middle East and Mediterranean coasts. The patented methodology of capturing this new source of water, called SEACOW has been developed by Mr Honijk. (see also http://www.kuiper.nl/nl/projecten/sea-spring-eco-cities/ For activities in the water sector during the previous period, from 1974 to 2010, please refer to my CV, available on request.


  • development aid
  • water policy
  • development
  • water / irrigation
  • banking system
  • world bank group
  • netherlands
  • tanzania
  • sri lanka
  • egypt
  • jordan
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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