Manuel Pulido-Velazquez is professor of Water Resource Systems/ Engineering at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain, and Director of the Research Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering, IIAMA, Spain’s leading academic institute for the interdisciplinary study of water resources (over 100 researchers). Director of endowed chair on Climate Change at UPV, funded by the Valencian regional government. With a PhD from UPV in water resources planning and management and a Master’s degree from the Univ. California Davis, his main research focuses on the development of methods and tools for integrated management of land and water resource systems combining hydrology, engineering, economics, participatory approaches, and systems analysis. He has published in top journals on issues related to water-land-energy-climate nexus, river basin management, groundwater and conjunctive use, water economics, climate change impacts and adaptation, and water conservation in urban and irrigation. Some of the publications have been awarded (e.g. EWRI-ASCE’s 2014 Best Policy-Oriented and 2018 Quentin Martin Best Practice-Oriented paper awards). He has developed hydroeconomic models for different case studies in Europe (Spain, France), America (Southern California, Rio Grande basin), and Asia (Tigris-Euphrates basin). PI in several national and international projects, he is coordinator of the EU PRIMA project eGROUNDWATER (“Citizen science and ICT-based enhanced information systems for groundwater assessment, modelling and sustainable participatory management”, 9 partners from Europe and Africa) and H2020 GoNEXUS on “Innovative tools and solutions for Governing the water-energy-food-ecosystems NEXUS under global change” (18 partners from Europe, Canada and Africa).