Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 48th IAH Congress
Marijke Huysmans is a Civil Engineer and has a PhD in Geology. She currently works as a Professor in Groundwater Hydrology and Modelling at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels in Belgium since 2012 and part-time Professor in Hydrogeology at KU Leuven in Belgium. Her research focuses on hydrogeology, groundwater modelling, sustainable groundwater management, groundwater/surface water interaction, geothermal energy and geostatistics. Her research group combines field work, groundwater modelling, model development and geostatistics for assessing groundwater reserves, groundwater recharge, interaction between surface water and groundwater, sustainable groundwater management and potential for shallow geothermal energy. Study areas are all over the world with a particular focus on Belgium, Bangladesh and Bolivia.