joined KWR Water Cycle Research Institute in the Netherlands as its new CEO on July 1 2018. Before joining KWR he was Director and co-founder of the Centre for Water Systems in Exeter, an internationally recognized group for excellence in water and environmental science research. Dragan Savić was the first Professor of Hydroinformatics in the UK, having held this post at the University of Exeter since 2001. His research interests cover the interdisciplinary field of Hydroinformatics, which transcends traditional boundaries of water/environmental sciences, informatics/computer science (including artificial intelligence, data mining and optimization techniques) and environmental engineering. His recent work has concentrated on the theoretical development and application of artificial intelligence methods that have been applied to many fields of environmental science and engineering, including Smart Water Systems. He is elected Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) and a member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC).