Former Protos director Stef Lambrecht passed away

The Board of Directors, management and staff of Protos would like to inform you that former director Stef Lambrecht passed away on February 18, 2015, after fighting a lingering illness. He leaves behind his wife, four children and a granddaughter.

Stef's professional career was entirely devoted to the global water issue. Early 80s, he started working for Protos. First as a development worker in Haiti, later as coordinator and ultimately as General Director of our organization. He held this last position until the end of 2009, but after that he was still involved as external consultant.

Stef transformed Protos into a solid NGO with committed employees. Given his long history at Protos it is not surprising to say that he, like no other, shaped and expanded our organization.

For Protos, Stef was a leader and an inspirer. He made us aware of the importance of sustainable, equitable and participatory water management. He was also fascinated by the mystical value of water in different cultures.

We can not thank him enough for what he has done for Protos.