Emeritus Professor of Land and Water Development, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands (since May 2012); Former Top Advisor, Rijkswaterstaat, Civil Engineering Division, Utrecht, the Netherlands (since October 2009); Prof. Schultz graduated from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands. He also obtained his PhD degree here on the topic??Water Management of the drained lakes in the Netherlands?. His career includes more than 40 years of research, advising and project implementation in the field of land and water development, drainage, irrigation, flood management and environmental engineering. The first part of his career he worked as head of the Water Management Division in the IJsselmeerpolders Development Authority. In addition to his part time appointment at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education he was until December 2009 top advisor in Rijkswaterstaat, Civil Engineering Division. In this capacity he was, among others, responsible for environmental impact studies on major hydraulic works, as well as for advice, design and implementation of large scale environmental engineering projects. At UNESCO-IHE, Prof. Schultz was responsible for education and research in Land and Water Development. Under his guidance about 200 overseas participants obtained their Master of Engineering degree (MEng), 190 participants their Master of Science degree (MSc) and 21 participants their PhD degree. From September 1999 to July 2002 he was President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). He is author of more than 300 papers in the field of land reclamation, drainage, irrigation and flood management and editor of several proceedings of National and International Conferences. He is chairman of the Editorial Board of the ISI Science Journals Citation Index listed journal?Irrigation and Drainage. During his career he visited about 35 countries to: (i) participate in international research; (ii) appraise, evaluate, or advice in projects; (iii) teach in the fields of land reclamation, drainage, irrigation and flood protection projects. He is a member of the International Water Academy, Oslo, Norway and the winner of the 2nd World Irrigation and Drainage Prize. Prof. Schultz received the 2nd World Irrigation and Drainage Prize during the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd World Irrigation Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 6 November 2016.