for Hydrology and Water Management
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Andreas Schumann is Professor for Hydrology and Water Management at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. His main research interests in hydrology are flood statistics, regionalization issues, GIS-based hydrological modelling, operational flood forecasts and design floods. In water management, he is interested in river basin management, risk analyses and assessments of uncertainties. He published more than 200 papers and was author and editor of several books. He is president of the International Commission for Water Resources Systems of IAHS. Andreas Schumann was as a consultant for several national water agencies and for the World Bank. He was awarded with the International Hydrological Prize of IAHS in 2018.
in Flood Risk Management and River Basin Development
Senior Hydrologist at Deltares
IHE Delft, Netherlands
Micha Werner is Associate Professor in Flood Risk Management and River Basin Development at IHE Delft and also holds a position as Senior Hydrologist at Deltares, working within the Operational Water Management group. His main research interests are on the application of hydrological and hydraulic models and data in operational water management, including floods, droughts and reservoir operation. He was one of the principal designers of the DELFT-FEWS flood forecasting system, now applied in over 20 operational forecasting centres across the world. He is responsible for research and innovation in the development of flood forecasting systems, and in this role he works closely with experts at various operational flood forecasting centres. He has particular focus on forecast verification and dealing with uncertainties, as well as how uncertainties are presented and communicated within the operational setting.
of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (IIAMA),
Universitat Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain
Joaquín Andreu is Full Professor of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering at the Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (IIAMA) of Universitat Politécnica de Valencia (UPV). His main research interests are Integrated Planning and Management of Water Resources and River Basins, Decision Support Systems for Water Planning and Management, Hydro-economic Water Resources Systems Modelling, Drought risk assessment and management, and Water Conflicts Resolution. Under these subjects he has conducted several research projects (funded by the European Communities Union, the Spanish Ministries of Science and Development and Foreign Affairs, and other European and International Institutions), as well as several advisory and consultancy projects for public and private companies of the water sector, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank.
of Agricultural Economics
Director of the Water Observatory of the Botín Foundation
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Alberto Garrido is Professor of Agricultural Economics and Vice Chancellor of Quality and Efficiency at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He is also Director of the Water Observatory of the Botín Foundation. His area of research focuses on the economic analysis of water resource management, with special emphasis on the water footprint and virtual water trade. +He is an Advisory Member of the Rosenberg Forum (Water Policy). He has worked as a consultant for OECD, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, FAO, IFPRI, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Ministry of the Environment and several regional governments (e.g. Navarra and Aragon), private companies (ENESA). He was visiting professor at the University of Berkeley, California, and researcher at the University of South Australia.