Lander has a BSc in environmental awareness, and wrote his thesis on fish migration on the Flemish waterways. At Natuurpunt, Lander is working on the Wetlands4Cities project, with the aim of developing at least five urban wetlands in Flanders over the next two years. He is also involved in the Curieuzeneuzen project, a citizen science research initiative to measure heat and drought, in cooperation with the University of Antwerp.
“I believe that networking within the vibrant and diverse EJWP community, including the recognized experts on European water issues, will further improve my skills and knowledge for water research, and in passing on the importance of water resources management to younger generations,” said Mirela.
“I am looking forward to seeing how different countries and organizations are working on their specific water issues, and to exchanging knowledge and expertise. The EU policy is also especially interesting, as we will be working with EJWP colleagues from around Europe with different backgrounds,” said Lander.