The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. Aiming for sustainability, Len von Scherenberg's Mercator project will explore various technical and administrative tools required to manage groundwater resources in arid and semiarid countries.
Len von Scherenberg, born 1984, holds a degree in Water Management Engineering and completed an extra-curricular course in Latin-American Studies at Dresden University of Technology. Len is a board member of the students' organisation ‘Commit to Partnership’ Dresden, focusing on international cooperation. After working and studying in Nicaragua, Argentina and India, he lived in Cape Town for three years acting as a consultant in hydrogeology and groundwater management. Aiming for sustainability, his Mercator project will explore various technical and administrative tools required to manage groundwater resources in arid and semiarid countries.