Chris Zevenbergen is professor at the Water Engineering Department of IHE Delft and at the TuDelft, The Netherlands. He is a visiting professor at the Southeast University (SEU) and at the North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power (NCWU), China. He has published/edited five books and more than 150 scientific publications in the field of environmental engineering and urban flood management. Currently, he is Head of the Flood Resilience Chair Group (FRG) of IHE Delft. He participates/has participated in various national and international advisory boards of governmental and scientific institutions and programs related to climate adaptation, resilience and urban planning (such as IPCC EM Infra, Rotterdam Climate Proof, Environmental Science Group Wageningen, iBuild, DLR Future Mega Cities, EPSRC, the Dutch Knowledge for Climate Program).