Marleen van Rijswick, professor of European and Dutch water law is now a member of the KHMW

Prof. mr. Marleen van Rijswick

Marleen van Rijswick, professor of European and Dutch water law, has accepted her appointment as member of the KHMW, the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences. Members aim to reduce the distance between the academic worls and the "real" world by organising scientific activities.

The KHMW has 480 members and is the oldest academic society in the Netherlands, founded in 1752. It organises lectures and it awards prizes at various levels: from paper prices to thesis prizes, promotional prizes and oeuvre prizes. The expertise of Prof. mr. Marleen van Rijswick is in particular water law within the broader field of environmental law, spatial planning law, nature conservation law and European and constitutional and administrative law. Her most important research topics are protection against flooding, improving water quality, protection and a fair share of fresh water resources, and urban water management. 

Van Rijswick is not the only professor form Utrecht University who has recently been appointed as a member of the KHMW. She shares the honour with Martha Freriks, Leonard Rutgers en Annelien Bredenoord.

Marleen van Rijswick at Meet the Professor 2017

At Meet the Professor, 135 professors from Utrecht University visit primary schools in Utrecht.