Duska Disselhoff founded Frontier Ventures BV to build on her experience gained in the oil and gas sector and apply it to the area of water management, especially in terms of developing business cases for investment. The company developed a tool called AquaVest to do this.
“AquaVest is a strategic infrastructure investment planning tool that can be used for water master planning and which takes the technical, economic, environmental and social benefits of infrastructure plans into consideration,” explains Disselhoff.
Disselhoff had seen that the oil and gas industry approach has much to offer the water sector. “The source of inspiration for AquaVest was an algorithm used by Shell. The oil and gas industry runs multiple scenarios to make investment propositions more robust. These scenarios look at future uncertainties in terms of supply and demand, including aspects such as climate change and potential policy developments.”