Arjen Hoekstra (1967) is Professor in Water Management at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He developed the Water Footprint concept in 2002 and established the interdisciplinary field of Water Footprint Assessment, addressing the relations between water management, consumption and trade. He was initiator and co-founder of the Water Footprint Network. His scientific publications cover a wide range of topics related to water management and include a large number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His books include Perspectives on Water (International Books, 1998), Globalization of Water (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), The Water Footprint Assessment Manual (Earthscan, 2011) and The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society (Routledge, 2013).