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Nicolas Louis Dickinson (1979)

Work experience

Water and Development (IRC and WaterNote)

04/2008 -

Programme Officer for the Information and Communication section at IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre.

03/2008 - 05/2008

Editing/reworking the "Governance and Planning Theme" concept note and literature review for RiPPLE, Ethiopia

01/2008 - 04/2008

Coordinating, reviewing and editing the proceedings for the symposium “Water for a Changing World: Enhancing Local Knowledge and Capacity”, Delft, June 13-15, hosted by UNESCO-IHE

11/2007 - 12/2007

Co-authoring briefing papers on water resources and civil society in the Nile Basin for the Nile Basin Discourse

09/2007 - 10/2007

Co-authoring the recommendations and conclusions publication for the previously mentioned symposium

12/2006 - 06/2007

Editor and Coordinator for the UNESCO-IHE Jubilee Book “Water Education for a Changing World: Messages from Alumni in the Field”

12/2006 - 07/2006

Secretary/member of the Organising Committee for the previously mentioned symposium (286 participants, 55 countries)


Produced “10 Lessons” an independent evaluation of the Nile Basin Capacity Building Network of River Engineers for UNESCO-IHE.


Web Design/Development (most recent only) (Sitespinners)

01/2001 – present

Isabelle Guisan, Author (, custom CMS

07/2006 – present

Studio 925 (, custom CMS

11/2006 - 01/2007

Craig Randal Johnson (, custom CMS

03/2006 - 07/2006

Initiatives of Change Nederland (, using IofC in-house CMS





11/2005 – 2/2006

Multilingual sales for CMP Information for the Food Ingredients China 2006 trade fair


Window on the World, Minneapolis, MN - Cultural Consultant

09/1997 – 01/1998

Capitol New Year Festival, St. Paul, MN

·         Youth Stage Recruiter and Manager

·         Organizer of the Youth Advisory Committee


09/2004 – 09/2005

Oxford University, The United Kingdom
MSc Water Science, Policy, and Management

08/2000 – 05/2003

University College Utrecht, The Netherlands
BSc (Chemistry/Biology) and BA (Political Geography), Cum Laude, Deans List, Honours Thesis


10/1997 - 05/1998
08/1999 – 05/2000

University of Minnesota, USA
Honors Program of the College of Liberal Arts



06/2005 – 11/2005

Independent review of the Nile Basin Capacity Building Network for River Engineering (NBCBN-RE)

10/2002 – 05/2003

Study of the Nile Basin Initiative and the Nile “Water Regime”



Software and hardware skills

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, FrontPage), Endnote, SPSS, Stata, various multimedia and CMS suites, Apache server, various security and backup applications, computer hardware and troubleshooting, rudimentary Mathematica and ESRI ArcGIS

Java, PHP, XML, XSLT, SQL, JavaScript (AJAX), HTML, Microsoft Windows scripting, BASIC, DOCBOOK, C, and rudimentary Unix scripting



Spoken and Read -

Native English, Fluent French, Fluent Dutch

Written -

Native English, Intermediate Dutch, Basic French



Dual-citizen of Switzerland (can work freely in the E.U.) and the United States of America


Other interests/activities

Video installations: performed live mixing of videos for exhibitions and parties in Germany and the Netherlands

Collaborative platform development

Wind and solar energy systems


What am I doing?

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