Marleen van Rijswick is professor of European and Dutch Water Law and is director of Utrecht Universty Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law. (see http://ucwosl.rebo.uu.nl/). She researches the question how law can contribute to a sustainable and equitable use of water based on shared responsibilities. She works in a multidimensional and multidisciplinary way and is interested in comparative research. Her research focus on water law within the broader field of environmental law, spatial planning law, nature conservation law and European and constitutional and administrative law. Research topic are protection against flooding, improving water quality, protection and a fair share of fresh water resources, and urban water management. She published in many international and national journals and books, and amongst others she was main author (together with H.J.M. Havekes) of 'European and Dutch Water Law'.
She is also visiting professor at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris and teaches in the master Energy, Environmental and Climate Law at the University of Malta. She is substitute judge at the district court of Oost-Brabant.