Dr Martin van Veelen has a total of 40 years of experience in engineering, environmental management and project management, mainly in water supply and sanitation projects in Africa. Extensive experience in water quality, especially water quality management, water quality monitoring and water quality assessment.
Dr van Veelen has served in various committees since 1989. In 1992 he was the chairperson of the Water Engineering Division of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE). In 2012 he was the President of SAICE and has continued to serve on the SAICE Council as a Past President.
Martin was elected in 2012 as President of the Federation of African engineering Organisations (FAEO), an International Member of WFEO . During his term of office FAEO was recognised as representing the African Engineering Society by a number of international organisations, including the African Union, UNESCO, and the African Development Bank.