Dr. Lorenzo Alfieri holds a Master degree in Civil Engineering and in 2008 he earned a PhD in Hydraulic Engineering at the Polytechnic of Torino, Italy. He was a grantholder at the ITHACA Research Centre in Torino, a partner of the World Food Program. Later on he worked at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, in Ispra (Italy), where he carried out applied research in the field of flood hazard mapping, streamflow forecasting and flood early warning. In 2012 he joined the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), in the United Kingdom. At the ECMWF he was involved in the monitoring and evaluation of the operational runs of the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS), as well as in conducting applied research in the field of ensemble hydro-meteorological forecasting. In 2014, he moved back to the JRC to work on the HELIX FP7 project, dealing with the assessment of the impact of weather-driven natural hazards at European and global scale under future climate projections. Lorenzo has coauthored 14 articles in peer review scientific journals and has been referee for a number of publications.