Dragan Savic is the first Professor of Hydroinformatics in the UK having held this post at the University of Exeter since 2001. He is Head of Engineering and a founder and co-director of the Centre for Water Systems, (www.ex.ac.uk/cws). He is aChartered Civil and Water Engineer with over thirty years experience in research, teaching and consulting. Prof. Savic has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), the highest honour for a UK engineer. Prof. Savic has made an outstanding contribution to the development and adoption of modelling and optimisation techniques for management of urban water and wastewater networks. His research and teaching interests are in water management in general, and urban water systems and hydroinformatics in particular. His work is focused on decision support methodologies for water and wastewater infrastructure management. Prof. Savic has published over 130 refereed journal papers and has managed over £5m worth of research contracts over the past 10 years with clients including many of the UK Water Utilities, software companies, consultants and international businesses.