Eelco Lukas grew up in the Netherlands and is a civil engineer by training.After obtaining his Civil Engineering’s degree Eelco emigrated to South Africa and started working for the University of the Free State (UFS) where he qualified as a hydrogeologist.

He is the developer of the Windows Interpretation System for Hydrogeologists (WISH) and is currently the Director of the Institute for Groundwater Studies at the University of the Free State and the host for the Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI).