Prof. Rasyikah Khalid

Rasyikah Khalid is Associate Professor and academic member of the Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) the National University of Malaysia. She obtained her PhD from UKM, Masters of Law (LL.M) from Universiti Malaya and Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. In 2012 she completed three postgraduate courses in Building Resilience to Climate Change (BRCC) from the United Nations University (UNU) Tokyo and has been appointed as a teaching assistant for the online BRCC courses in UKM. In 2013, she was a visiting researcher at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee Scotland. With various types of training, she has equipped herself to be an interdisciplinary researcher. She was also chosen to be one of the Young Scholars in a very competitive workshop organized by the Asian Law Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is currently a certified mediator of the Malaysian Mediator Centre, an important skill which she uses to solve environmental dispute cases. As an expert in water governance, she has been consulted by agencies, including the World Bank Group and the Economic Planning Unit of Malaysia, and mass media on matters pertaining to water issues in the country. She is an active member of the International Water Association (IWA) and now the Board member of the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS). She has been invited to present and moderate local and international seminars, and contributed chapters in international edited books published in Greece, Singapore and Switzerland; besides local books and journal articles. She is now researching on climate change adaptation and environmental governance, particularly the local government’s role in solving flood and water pollution, as well as protection of natural resources as a national heritage.