Eva van der Zand is a student in International Relations at the University of Groningen. In her study she focused on international politics, international trade relations and international law. She wrote her thesis on hydro-politics, hydro-hegemony and global justice related to the situation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia. Two years ago she went to Jordan to do a journalism internship and learned about water cooperation and the conflicting interests in this area. Besides this, she did a business minor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and gained knowledge about the food industry, which is mainly dependent on water.