Dr. Elpida Kolokytha is a professor in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki AUTH, in the Faculty of Engineering, the School of Civil Engineering and specifically in the Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering where she serves currently as Head of the Division. She holds a Bachelor/Master in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, (1993). She also holds a PhD in Water Resources Management and Engineering, , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, (1999). She also visited for sabbatical Colorado State University, USA. Dr. Prof. E. Kolokytha started her academic career as lecturer (2003) in AUT h in the School of Civil Engineering, Div. of Hydraulics & Environmental Engineering, full Professor since 2020. She has 28 years of research experience, together with coordination skills and is the editor of two books in English (Springer 2017, T&F 2020) and has published more than 130 papers in hi impact scientific journals and conference proceedings. She is a member of several scientific associations related to water resources management and engineering worldwide. She has served as a reviewer for over 10 international scientific journals and more than 30 international conferences. She has worked in several projects in the EU, the Balkans and elsewhere and collaborated with multinational team of experts in projects funded by national agencies and EU institutions and universities, in public and private sector. She is the Head of the UNESCO Integrated Water Resources Management Center (CIMWRM) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has participated in 27 research and educational projects related to integrated water resources management, sustainable development for the environment and transboundary catchments e.g., TRABOREMA, IRON CURTAIN, FEMISE, TRANSCAT, TEMPUS, ERASMUS PLUS). She has also participated as an instructor in different European universities, in UNESCO seminars in the Balkans concerning environmental policy and water resources management issues and in EU.