Ad Bastiaansen is initiator and chairman of the Waterwatch Cooperative. Ad was committed to the successful establishment and development of Tele Atlas worldwide and gained extensive experience in digital map databases. He is also co-founder of eLEAF, a global leading and innovative company in quantitative database technology for water- and agriculture. He focused his global investment- and management support activities on Location Based Solutions and Geographic databases. Bastiaansen is convinced that ICT in general and geospatial technology in particular will contribute substantially to solve global issues on food security, water management and the environment.