Dr. Meine Pieter van Dijk is economist, em. professor of Water Services Management at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, visiting professor at the Beijing University for Civil Engineering and architecture, and em. professor of Urban management at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and the Institute of Housing and Urban development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University and currently works at the Maastricht School of Management (MSM).

He published 50 books and 300 professional articles. He worked on and in developing countries since 1973 as a consultant for NGOs, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, different bilateral donors and UN agencies. Recent books: with Nijhoff and De Boer (eds., 2021) Climate smart agriculture and water in the Global South Maastricht: MSM, with Fransen and Edelenbos (eds., 2021 Urban planning, management and governance in emerging economies, Paradigm shift; Cheltenham Edward Elgar, China friend or foe (in Dutch, Almere: Parthenon, 2020), with Yong Jiang (eds., 2019) Sustainable Water Management: Economics and Governance” (ISSN 2071-1050). special issue of Sustainability (MDPI), with J. Edelenbos (eds, 2017): Urban governance in the realm of complexity. London: Practical action.