Professor Michael Piasecki holds degrees in civil engineering from the University of Hanover, Germany (Diploma, 1991) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1994) with a focus on water resources engineering. He is currently a professor at City College of New York in the Department of Civil Engineering. His research interests center on the area of hydroinformatics, sustainable water resources, and WASH infrastructure in developing countries. He has installed sensor networks in Hispaniola and researches the impact of climate change on vulnerable Caribbean watersheds and communities. He was a member of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydrologic Information Systems Team. He served as the chairperson for the Earth Space Science Informatics Focus Group of AGU and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Earth-perspectives: Transdisciplinarity Enabled, associate editor for HydroInformatics, and Earth System Informatics Journals.