Lieke Friederichs is an adviser at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment working on water and sanitation safety planning.

She is based at the World Health Organisations’s Collaborating Centre for Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Food and Water, and is also working on the UNECE/WHO Protocol on Water and Health.

Lieke studied Political Science and Future Planet Studies and has an MSc in International Land and Water Management.

She received extra training in climate research and entrepreneurship as part of a Climate-KIC label programme, offered by the European Centre of Innovation and technology (EIT).

During her training and after graduation in December 2014 she worked for the Frisian Urban Sanitation Programme (FUSP) in Chimoio, Mozambique. Her activities included research and consultancy into motivations and barriers for investments in sanitation, both at the household level and by public and private sector institutions.