Dr Christos Makropoulos is an Assistant Professor in Hydroinformatics at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and the Chief Information Officer of KWR WaterCycle Research Institute in the Netherlands. He is a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Water Systems of the University of Exeter, the co-Editor in Chief of Urban Water Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hydroinformatics. He has authored more than 150 journal and conference papers and book chapters and is a reviewer for 15 academic Journals. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is currently a Member of the joint IWA/IAHR Hydroinformatics Steering Group Management Committee. Dr Makropoulos and his team at the school of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens work on hydroinformatic tools and methods for urban water management with an emphasis on distributed water infrastructure, smart city applications and whole city resilience modelling and assessment. Their work focuses on advanced data analytics, risk analysis, uncertainty quantification, multi-objective evolutionary optimization, decision support and long-term policy scenario development.