Arnold Lobbrecht, MSc, PhD has 35 years of experience in integrated water-resources management and ICT. He obtained a PhD of Delft University of Technology in Civil Engineering and Mathematics with research focus of decision support systems and real-time control in 1997. After that he further specialized in hydroinformatics and, in particular the development and application of forecasting techniques and early warning using physically based simulation and artificial intelligence modelling. He is an experienced researcher, project leader and team coach. Arnold is a former associate professor and currently guest professor at IHE Delft.