Rutgerd is professor at WRM Wageningen University and CEDLA University of Amsterdam, and Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Peru and the Central University of Ecuador. His research focuses on political ecology, water governance, water rights and legal pluralism, water cultures and cultural politics, governmentality, hydrosocial territories, and social mobilization. He coordinates the Justicia Hídrica / Water Justice alliance ( and the ERC Riverhood and INREF River Commons programs. He is involved in overall project coordination, PhD and MSc supervision, and joins in the projects’ research, training, policy-action and network exchange activities.