Going Dutch: Protecting urban areas in times of climate change

It is with great pleasure that we invite to the fifth in a series of webinars which focus on cities and rising sea levels. From different perspectives and based on Danish as well as international research and experiences the webinars will address challenges and solutions. On this webinar we have invited Marleen van Rijswick, who is Professor of European and Dutch Water Law and director of Utrecht Universty Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law.

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Online at:

No later than 19 March 2021. It is free to join.

Link will be sent by email before the webinar.


About Marleen van Rijswick
The Netherlands has a long experience with protecting urban areas against flooding, being it from the sea or from rivers. Climate change forces the country to rethink existing strategies. There is a need to broaden and better align flood risk management and land use and urban planning to better protect the country.

Marleen van Rijswick 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. She participates in the Water Governance Initiative of the OECD and contributed to the development of the OECD Principles on Water Governance.