Generalist with an extensive network in the Netherlands and abroad
Welcome at the site of Jan Spit CS Delft. I am a senior adviser in the field of water and sanitation. I want to contribute to a healthy living environment around the world. I focus on appropriate and sustainable sanitation systems and urban (waste) water management.
As an international, self-employed, independent, water and sanitation consultant, I am flexible, multi faceted and able to apply knowledge and experiences from one corner of the world to the other one. As member of the WASTE Cooperative in The Hague, the Netherlands, I am able to participate in the development of innovative approaches, tapping funds from large international funding organisations.
I enjoy advising and helping people in finding pragmatic and innovative answers to create a healthy living environment. I introduce and realize new concepts in a network of international and national colleagues, organisations and enterprises. The mix of institutional, environmental, financial and socio-cultural aspects that play a role when introducing sanitation technologies that are new to communities, fascinates me.
And I am an experienced generalist with a warm heart for the content, a good feeling for the processes and a clear eye for solid project management. I am specialized in initiating new services and products and shaping projects in a creative way. I am educated as a Sanitary Engineer at the Technical University in Delft (1982, Civil Engineering), I completed a post-graduate course on business administration in 1999 and became Master Practitioner NLP in 2004. I live with Angelien in Nakuru, Kenya where we also run a guesthouse: Villa Malaika.
The CS of Jan Spit CS Delft:
Cum Suis: I work in a vast network of (sparring) partners.
Creative Solutions: creativity is piece and parcel of my work and always geared towards solutions.
Consulting Services: most of my work involves consulting services.
Corporate Solutions: I advise governments as well as businesses.
Common Sense: I am a very practical person.
Community Sanitation: community participation and Sanitation are recurring themes.
Complex Systems: water and sanitation might look simple but are in the heart a complex matter.
Consistent & Sustainable: consistency and sustainability are core values.