Gabriela Cuadrado Quesada is Lecturer/Researcher of Water Law and Justice at IHE-Delft, which she joined in 2017. Her research and teaching activities focus on the legal and institutional dimensions of water at both the local and national levels, the role of community organizations in using legal instruments to promote water/environmental justice and sustainability, the connections between community water practices and legal instruments, the relations between environmental destruction, food production, and water pollution, as well as the linkages between international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international refugee law. She is also member of various international and national organizations which work on topics relating to water, environmental justice, and protection of the environment. Prior to joining IHE Delft, Gabriela was Ph.D. Fellow at the University of New South Wates (UNSW). Her doctoral research focusses on groundwater governance looking in particular at how the design and implementation of legal frameworks shape groundwater governance in practice; and how and to what extent law and practice are interwoven. Additionally, she has extensive experience working for various non-governmental organizations in Costa Rica and India and as an environmental litigator in Costa Rica. Gabriela holds a M.Sc. in Water and Coastal Management and Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Oldenburg (Germany) and the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). She also holds a M.A. in Human Rights and Education for Peace from the National University of Costa Rica. She obtained her Law Degree at the University of Costa Rica.