Hello, I’m Sven, and this is my second time following this course. I work at NIOO-KNAW at AKWA. In this research team we focus on trying to answer applied questions in the realm of ecological water management. I have been working at NIOO for over 6 years and in the last 2 years I have been the coordinator of the ecosystem models PCLake and PCDitch. I work with water managers to implement the model within their organisation in hopes of increasing understanding of the functioning of water systems at the ecosystem level and beyond. Beside this, I am involved with a number of applied research projects ranging from cyanobacteria mitigation in a deep lake, studying the impacts of grazers and on aquatic vegetation and nutrient enrichment of water systems through feeding the ducks.