Professor Dragan Savić FREng joined KWR Water Research Institute in the Netherlands as CEO on July 1 2018. Before joining KWR he was Director – and co-founder – of the Centre for Water Systems in Exeter, an internationally recognised group for excellence in water and environmental science research. Dragan Savić was the first Professor of Hydroinformatics in the UK having held this post University of Exeter since 2001. His research interests cover the interdisciplinary field of Hydro-Informatics, which transcends traditional boundaries of water/environmental sciences, informatics/computer science (including Artificial Intelligence, data mining and optimisation 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.