Jaroslav Mysiak is distinguished and experienced researcher in water economics and governance, climate risk and adaptation. For more than 10 years he has been working on topics related to integrated water resource management, policy analysis and implementation. Jaroslav is a key expert of the European Environmental Agency’s Topic Center on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation (ETC-CCA, 2011-2013). Before he was deputy coordinator of the FP7 project Xerochore (An Exercise to Assess Research Needs and Policy Choices in Areas of Drought) and key scientist in a number of European research projects Mulino, Transcat, Frap, HarmoniRiB, HarmoniCa, and Newater. Jaroslav holds a PhD from the University of Göttingen (Germany). He is a senior researcher and working group leader at FEEM and CMCCe. He is also an external teacher at he University Ca´Foscari in Venice. Jaroslav is a Fellow of the Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), member of the board of editors of the Journal Environmental Modelling and Software, former member of the EC Advisory Group for the FP7 Research Programme “People” and former chair of the Marie Currie Fellows Associations. His past academic affiliations include positions at the Technical University Zvolen (Slovakia), the University of Göttingen (Germany), the University of Milan (Italy), and the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle (Germany).