Davy Vanham, born 1974 in Belgium, works since 2011 as a researcher at the Joint Research Centre (https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en) of the European Commission in Ispra (Italy). He obtained a PhD from the University of Innsbruck (Austria) in integrated water resource management (IWRM). He has about 20 years of working experience in IWRM both in the private sector (for engineering consultants) and the public sector (universities and the European Commission), of which many years abroad. This includes several years of professional experience in developing/transition countries (South Africa, India and Ecuador). His research focuses on the interdisciplinary management of water resources and its uses, in order to find sustainable solutions to the world’s water related challenges. His scientific publications cover a wide range of topics related to water management, food, the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, water footprints and urban water management. His interest extends to the communication of science to policy makers and the general public, also by means of photography and art.