joaoPLJoão Pedroso de Lima. Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC - Portugal), lectures courses in the area of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resources. At present, Coordinator of the Scientific Area of Hydraulic Research, Water Resources and Environment of the FCTUC. Has more than 350 technical and scientific publications, 62 of them in international journals. Guest-editor of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Advances in Water Resources, Non-Linear Processes in Geophysics, Hydrology and Hydromechanics. Participated in the organisation of several international scientific meetings held in Portugal, Spain, Austria, France, Poland, Brazil and Russia. Develops R&D activity in European and national projects as well as development contracts with national companies in the field of hydrology, urban hydrology, drainage and soil and water conservation.