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DRAXIS Environmental S.A.

Dr. Panagiotis Symeonidis is an expert in environmental information systems, GIS and remote sensing. He is in charge of the Geoinformatics department of DRAXIS since 2005. He has participated in numerous European and National research projects related to environment, land use, management of ecosystems, climate change, sustainable development, risk management, information technologies etc. He is very experienced in development and integration of atmospheric environmental systems like emission inventories, dispersion models, meteorological modelling etc. He has more than 30 papers in scientific journals and international conferences.

Dr. Evagelos Kosmidis is a PhD graduate from the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and he is an expert in database management, environmental informatics and environmental policy. He is experienced in related subjects through his involvement and participation in numerous European and national projects. He has designed decision support systems for environmental management as well as for industrial accidents and risk management for public bodies, research organizations and private companies. He is also involved in environmental measurements and remote sensing techniques. He has participated in several European projects and he has more than 30 papers in scientific journals and conferences.

Ms. Ioanna Pavlou is an Economist, with a BSc in Accounting & Finance and a Msc in Informatics & Management. She has great experience in financial project management, tax & business accounting,budgeting,financial reporting and internal auditing. She is the head of the Financial Administration Department of DRAXIS SA.

Mr. Stavros Tekes is trained as an Electrical and Computers Engineer with an MSc in Advanced Informatics and Telecommunication systems. He has many years of experience in researching, designing anddeveloping large scale IT systems, specialized in multi-tier applications both for desktop and the web. Hisexceptional problem solving skills have made him an excellent asset for the teams he has worked with. He isworking as an IT consultant for DRAXIS SA since 2007, and during this time he has participated innumerous projects, working actively as a project manager, analyst, developer and applications tester.

Mr. Pantelis Pekakis is an Environmental Engineer. He has experience in environmental technologies especially in Wastewater Management and counseling on environmental and energy issues. In the company he manages Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Studies for public and private projects and assists several projects related to Environmental Management.

Dr. Machi Simeonidou (Agroeconomist) has studied in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, at the Department of Agriculture with wide experience in project preparation and implementation. In the company she has the position of the Project Manager with special duties in designing and managing financed projects.

Dr. Ioannis Boskidis (Environmental Engineer) with experience in Water Resources Management, Environmental Modeling and Environmental Planning. He has participation in several research projects and publications in international conferences and scientific journals. He works as Environmental Engineer responsible for Project Management and Environmental Studies.

Rhenish Institute for Environmental Research, University of Cologne (RIU)

Dr. Hermann Jakobs is working in the field of air quality modeling since more than 20 years. Specific fields of research are the development and application of complex CTMs for the short-term forecast of air pollution and hemispheric applications of the EURAD model. He also applied the model system for applications on urban scale with resolutions lower than 1 km grid size (e.g. Rhine-Ruhr area). He participated in numerous national and international projects (e.g. EUROTRAC, GMES-PROMOTE, COST Action ES0602, CityZen). At present he is working on several user driven research projects for national and international environmental agencies. He published more than 20 peer reviewed articles.

Dr. Michael Memmesheimer is working in the field of air quality modeling since more than 20 years. Specific fields of research are the interaction of dynamics and chemistry in the atmosphere, aerosols and coupling of emissions to complex CTMs. He participated in numerous national and international projects (e.g. EUROTRAC, VOTALP, CityZen). At present he is working on user driven research projects for the environmental agencies of North-Rhine-Westphalia (LANUV), in particular the Ruhr area and Germany (UBA) with emphasis on EU air quality directive regulations and the development of air pollution control strategies. He published more than 20 peer reviewed articles.

Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation-State Research Institute (IUNG-PIB)

Dr. Mariusz Matyka is a senior researcher in IUNG, working on modelling and forecasting of farm economics and farm organization including: horticulture, crop production and bioenergy.

Mr. Artur Lopatka is a junior researcher, dealing with hydrological modelling. He is developing new models and has experience in using existing models, including FAO56 model.

Dr. Jerzy Kozyra is a senior investigator in IUNG, dealing with adaptation of agricultural production systems to climate change, development and implementation of Decision Support Systems for agriculture, covering crop yield modelling, Agricultural Drought Monitoring, solar radiation, snow cover.

Dr. Rafal Wawer is a senior researcher in IUNG, dealing with soil science, spatial analyses and modelling. Hewas working in SADL, Belgium for 2,5 years dealing with ICT issues related to INSPIRE and SEIS.

Noveltis S.A.S.

Ph.D. in atmospheric physics, Dr. Jérôme Donnadille is an expert in dynamic meteorology focused on precipitation and its modelling. His Master thesis was devoted to the modelling of heavy precipitations. He excels in both multi-scale models and data assimilation techniques from remote sensing. A senior scientist at NOVELTIS since 2001, he is developing heterogeneous scene software suites for satellite imagery and performing weather prediction modelling for the internal needs of NOVELTIS. 

Dr. Alexandra Hembury, Ph.D. in Science and Master Degree in Management and Marketing. Her expertise covers all the marketing and communication fields: strategic marketing, market study and benchmarking, competitive environment study, customer profiling, marketing mix, communication and marketing documents, international exhibitions, corporate communication, canvassing for customers, sales, customer follow up etc. As a scientist, she has managed her own research project in the field of molecular and cellular biology and has developed her skills in scientific writing and technical support. She has been working for many different business areas such as: environment and sustainable development; space; medical equipment; biological and medical research; press and media; IT; agrochemical business, etc.

Dr. Jean-François Vinuesa is an expert on boundary-layer processes and their representation in multi-scale atmospheric flow modelling. He (co-)authored 19 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and gave more than 50 presentations at international and national conferences. During the last ten years Dr. Vinuesa worked in several countries for international, multi-disciplinary research institutes and universities such as the the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (Italy), the University of Minnesota (MN, USA), the University of Utrecht (Utrecht, The Netherlands), the TNO-Milieu, Energie en Procesinnovatie (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), the French national center for research (CNRS, France). He is currently unit leader at NOVELTIS.

Dr. Alexander de Meij obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Currently he is employed as scientific engineer in the field of Air Quality and Meteorological modelling. Alexander has a strong background in air chemistry modeling, remote sensing products handling for air quality related projects and meteorological modeling. Before joining Noveltis, Alexander worked for different environmental consultant agencies and international research organizations in Europe.

Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, BioSense centre

Dr. Vladimir CrnojevicDirector of the BioSense Centre and associate professor at FTS, completed PhD in 2004 in Communications and Signal Processing. Main research interests: application of Wireless Sensor Networks and Remote Sensing to precision agriculture, image processing and pattern recognition field. Coordinator of the FP7 AgroSense and BalkanGEONet projects. Reviewer for some of the most eminent journals in the field. Authoredmore than 50 scientific papers, one US and one European patent.

Dr. Dubravko Culibrk received the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA in 2006. He is an Assistant Professor at FTS. His research interests include image processing, computer vision, remote sensing, neural networks and their applications, data mining and artificial intelligence. He coordinates the QoSTREAM FP7 project and has published several journal papers, book chapters, over 50 conference papers and served as a reviewer for numerous journal and conference publications.

Dr. Dejan Vukobratović received the Dipl.-Ing. degree and Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2001 and 2008, respectively. Since 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Power, Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Novi Sad. From June 2009 until December 2010, he was on leave as Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. He was recipient of EU Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship in 2008, and EU Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant in 2011, awarded by the EU Commission. His research interests include sparse graph codes, iterative decoding, fountain coding and network coding with applications in multimedia communications and wireless sensor networks.

Dr. Vesna Crnojevic-Bengin received Dipl. Ing. degree in telecommunications and electronics from the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia in 1994, the M.Sc. degree from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and microwave engineering from the University of Novi Sad, in 2006. She is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Novi Sad, where she is the leader of the research “Group for Artificial EM Materials and Microwave Engineering,” GAME, and the co-founder of the multidisciplinary research center BioSense at the University of Novi Sad. She is the coordinator of several FP7 and EUREKA! research projects, as well as participant in many other FP7, COST and national research projects. She has authored or co-authored more than 70 conference and journal papers and two books. Her main research interests include microwave passive devices, artificial electromagnetic materials and design of sensors for agricultural and environmental applications. Dr Crnojevic-Bengin is the invited member of the General Assembly of the European Microwave Association, where she represents EuMA Topical Group MAGEO – Microwaves in Agriculture, Environment and Earth Observation. She is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electronics, published by Taylor & Francis, member of several international Technical Program Committees, and reviewer for  number of leading scientific journals. In 2010, she has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Innovation Fund, founded by the Serbian Ministry of Science and Technological Development. Dr Crnojevic-Bengin is the recipient of the special award granted by the European Commission at ‘’Marie Curie Actions for an Innovative Europe: Excellence, mobility and skills for researchers’’ in December 2010 in Brussels, Belgium, as well as the recipient of the Yugoslav Microwave Theory and Techniques Award for Scientific Contribution in 2005.

Dr. Cedomir Stefanovic received the Dipl.-Ing., Mr.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia. Since 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Power, Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Novi Sad. His research interests include distributed coding for wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, frame synchronization and synchronization sequence design.

Ms. Nikolina Jankovic is a researcher at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She received MSc degree from the University of Novi Sad in 2008 and currently is working toward the Ph.D. degree in the field of metametrials. Her main research interests are in the design of microwave passives devices and metamaterials. She has participated in six national and international research projects. Nikolina Jankovic has published eleven journal papers and conference articles.

Ms. Sanja Brdar is a researcher at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She received MSc degree from the University of Novi Sad in 2007.From June 2007 until September 2009, she had been working in Telvent DMSas software developer responsible for enterprise database design and development (Oracle, Sybase and MS SQL), development of ETL (extract, transform and load data) tools and implementation of signal processing algorithms.Currently, sheis pursuing her PhD at the Faculty of Technical Sciences. Her main research interests include machine learning and data mining (in particular the analysis of networks, clustering, ensemble techniques and predictive modeling) with applications in the domains of agriculture and environmental science, biology, medicine.In 2010, she was a visiting PhD student at the Bioinformatics Laboratory at the Faculty of Computer Sciences and Informatics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Mr. Goran Kitic is a researcher at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. He received MSc degree from the University of Novi Sad in 2009 and currently is working toward the Ph.D. degree in the field of sensors. His main research interests are in the design of microwave sensors based on passives devices and metamaterials. He has participated in four national and international research projects. Goran Kitic has published six conference articles with applications in the domains of agriculture and environmental science, biology, medicine. 

Mr. Vladan Minić is a researcher and system administrator in BioSense center at Faculty of technical sciences. His activities are related to local area network, web sites, mail server, digital image processing and wireless sensor networks. His expertise covers Linux and Windows system; Web developer – Joomla, PHP; Programming languages: C/C++ (OpenCV), Matlab; Databases: MySQL, MS SQL, SQLite; GIS tools: ArcGIS, ERDAS

Mr. Milan Narandžić is an assistant at Department for Communications and Signal Processing, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad. He has Serbian national licence for designing of telecommunication networks and systems and participated in design of many propriatory radio-networks. From 2004 he actively participates in COST actions targeting radio-propagation and wireless communication aspects (273, 2100). He was research assistant at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany - working on European FP6 WINNER project. From 2008 he participates in framework Take OFDM - supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), and works on topic "Distributed MIMO radio channel modelling".

Imaxdi Real Innovation S.L.

Ms. Marta Alonso Fernández has graduated in Telecommunications Engineering in 2002. She has participated in several Spanish R&D projects funded by the EC and private groups as a software engineer. She has significant experience in decision information and real time systems used in communications and control applications. Her current research activities are focused on ubiquitous mobile systems assisted by sensors.

Mr. Miguel Moure Alonso graduated in Computer Technology Engineering in 1995, is the General Manager of IMAXDI. He is specialized on research and development of ubiquitous systems, as well as implementation of architectures to be re-used on security and encoding IP services. He has been main researcher in 4 Spanish RTD projects, and participated in more than 10, including 2 under FP7.

Dr. Javier Alvarez Osuna is PhD on Pharmacy by University of Santiago de Compostela (1997), graduated in Telecommunication Engineering (2004). He is a specialist on signal processing and computer assisted modeling of complex systems. He is professionally linked with IT companies since 1997, where he has initiated and conducted, as main researcher, in more than 15 Spanish RTD IT projects, and participated in more than 20,including 2 European projects. He collaborates regularly with several scientific publications, and has published various whitepapers about sensor networks. Main RTD lines performed are focused on system modelling and complex network architectures (“always on – always connected”).

The Cyprus Institute

Dr. Manfred A. Lange (PhD) is the founding Director of the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center of the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus. Professor Lange’s main research focuses on the assessment of climate change impacts through integrated assessment models and the specification of possible mitigation and adaptation strategies with a particular focus on natural resources and ecosystem services (e.g., water). He has been a coordinator for numerous projects under the EC’s FP4 and FP5 such as Sustainable Use of Water on Mediterranean Islands (SUSTAINIS) and Towards sustainable water use on Mediterranean Islands (MEDIS). Professor Lange has also co-ordinated numerous ESF projects such as the Regional Climate Modelling and Integrated Global Change Impact Studies in the European Arctic (CLIMPACT), and currently coordinates various nationally funded research projects. Previously, he is a full professor in Geophysics and was the Director of the Environmental Research Center at the University of Münster, Germany. He has also served as the Director of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland, where he started various initiatives related to global change impact research in the European Arctic. Prior to his tenure in Finland, he was the Director of the German Global Change Secretariat.

Dr. Adriana Bruggeman joined the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute as Research Scientist in hydrology and water management in September 2009. She enjoys working on esoteric, hydrologic monitoring and modeling activities as well as on solving applied research problems in cooperation with various scientists and stakeholders. She has worked as an agricultural hydrologist for the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, based in Aleppo, Syria from 1998 to 2009. In that capacity she contributed to and led numerous research, capacity-building and development projects throughout the West Asia and North Africa region. She has an MSc in Hydrology and Water Management from Wageningen University, The Netherlands (1988) and a PhD in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, USA (1997). At Virginia Tech, she worked as Research Assistant and Associate on non-point source pollution research projects to assess the effect of best management practices on surface water and groundwater quality in Virginia. Her research interests are: Monitoring and modeling of hydrological processes; isotope hydrology; climate change; sustainable use of groundwater resources; agricultural water management; water quality; water, wind and tillage erosion; integrated natural resource management in arid and semi-arid environments; stakeholder participation.

Mr. Hakan Djuma joined the Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute in January 2012. He received a Master of Sciences in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. His thesis was titled “Anaerobic biodegradation and bioavailability of Deca-brominated diphenyl ether (fire retardants) in Rotterdam Harbour sediment”. He also worked one year as geohydrological and geotechnical engineer in the Netherlands. His research interests are: sustainable water management in semi-arid and arid regions; Fate of pollutants in soil and sediment; Environmentally-friendly land management practices to reduce soil erosion.

Ms. Katerina Charalambous joined the Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute in November 2010 as a Research Assistant. She received a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010 and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering from the University of Ulster in 2009. Her undergraduate research project was titled ‘Sustainable Water Management in Mediterranean Islands’ and her MSc thesis ‘Urban Water Balance and Management’ using  Limassol as a case study. In September 2011 she joined the CyI graduate school.

University of Patras

Dr. Eleni Katragkou is Lecturer (appointment pending) in the Department of Meteorology and Climatology in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has been involved in 15 funded projects, mostly European (GEMS, MACC, MACCII, PROMOTE, PASODOBLE, CECILIA etc) related to monitoring atmospheric composition and climate, regional climate modeling and validation of atmospheric model products. She has 16 publications in peer-review scientific journals.

Dr. Ioannis Kioutsioukis (Lecturer – appointment pending, MSc, PhD in Environmental Physics) is a computational physicist. His principal interests in Scientific Modelling focuses on Atmospheric Physics and Chemical Weather. Further, he has extensive knowledge in Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of model output. He has been involved in over a dozen EU funded research projects and was the primary researcher in three of them. He has been the author of more than 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Ms. Efterpi Nikitidou studied in the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued her studies in the Master’s program of Environmental Physics at the same department. She is a PhD student at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, at the Physics Department of the University of Patras. Her research activities are related to the effect of aerosols and clouds on the incoming solar radiation, based on ground measurements, satellite estimations and weather forecasts.

Dr. Andreas Kazantzidis (Assistant Professor, MSc, PhD in Environmental Physics) has been actively involved in more than 20 EU-funded projects, related to the effect of several atmospheric constituents, derived from model and satellite estimations, on radiative transfer of solar radiation. His areas of interest include the synergetic use of  radiative transfer models and forecasts of cloud optical properties for the estimation of solar radiation. Since 2010, he participates (member of the Management Commitee) in COST ESSEM Action 1002, entitled « Weather Intelligence for renewable energy».

Institute of Earth Sciences (SUPSI)

Dr. Jürg Hammer is a civil engineer ETH Zürich, MSc. in Engineering Hydrology and a PhD in hydraulic and energy engineering. His professional experience covers the design of hydraulic structures (hydrology, intake and transportation structures, dams, irrigation networks), safety of dams and natural hazards management.

Ms. Monia Elisa Molinari is an environmental engineer. Her expertise covers LiDAR applications to environmental problems using open source technology, high resolution terrain models, hydro-geological modeling for the generation of dynamic risk scenarios, and the development of web processing services.

Dr. Massimiliano Cannata is an environmental engineer with a MSc. in Georesources and a PhD in Geodesy and Geomatic on hydraulic models and GIS. He’s the head of the geomatic division at the IES and his experience is surveying, geo-data and sensor-data management, risk assessment, and Web services.

Dr. Mauro Veronesi holds a MSc in biology (ETH Zürich/EAWAG) and a PhD in microbiology (University of Zürich). His field of competence ranges from applied limnology to ecotoxicology and acidification of aquatic ecosystems.

Dr. Sebastian Pera is an hydrogeologist, with a PhD on Environmental Sciences. He is the head of Hydrogeology and limnology division at IES. His field of expertise is groundwater resources management and protection, by applying geophysics, geochemistry, and mathematical modeling.

Mr. Maurizio Pozzoni is an environmental engineer. His expertise covers water resourses management, including monitoring, data acquisition and validation. His background covers conceptual hydrological modeling, natural hazards management and modelization (particularly flooding and debris flow).

Ms. Linda Soma has a master's degree in natural resource management. She specializes in monitoring of natural hazards, mapping and spatial data analysis. Her background covers crop requirements (water, nutrients, soil) analysis and soil classification.

Teknoset Ltd.

Mr. Cengiz Bayazit, founder and CEO of TEKNOSET, holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University (USA), where he is also an alumni in the Department of Computer Science. He has worked in many large projects ranging from IT infrastructure investments of multinational companies (e.g. SCO Unix and JPMorganChase Bank, where he designed software management practices for over 25 development groups and 2500 software developers) to consulting under United Nations contracts for government organizations (e.g. Turkish Petroleum Inc., SDIF (Security Deposit Insurance Fund), and National RSHC laboratories, etc)

Unisoft Romania S.A.

Ms. Ruxandra Margineanu  has been working for Unisoft Romania since January 2006, and her activity within the company covers the following aspects: customer services – hotline for Unisoft software applications, sales activities as: contract renewals, offers, presentations, new customer’s approach. She has also been involved in the FP6 European Project Panda. In this project, her tasks mainly covered the reporting area and the documents management. She has a Bachelor Degree in Financial Management and a Master Degree in Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Kypros Christofi has a very large activity within the ALTEC Group, first inGreece, and afterwards as a General Manager of UnisoftRomania. His activities in Unisoft cover the customer relationship development, dealers relationship management and company management as a whole. He has a diploma in Electronic Engineering

Mr. Liviu Buligan is the founder of UnisoftRomania and currently holds the Executive Manager position within the company. He has previously held the Sales Manager position, and has also performed in the R&D department for several years. His expertise covers the sales area, but also the software development aspects, business analysis and implementation. He has  diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Ms. Liliana Luca has been with the company since 1999, and her tasks mainly cover the following aspects: software development and implementation, as well as business analysis. She has been involved in many large UNISOFT projects, covering both business analysis and implementation aspects. She is dealing with various customers that operate in a very wide range of domains. During the years that she has been with UNISOFT she has gained an exquisite expertise regarding the business analysis and software development and implementation.

Q-PLAN North Greece Ltd.

Mr. Dimitrios Daskalakis (MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Founding Partner and Director of Q-PLAN N.G.). His fields of expertise\ include implementation and auditing of management systems according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, OHSAS 1801 etc., as well as project and quality management in several environmental R&D and support projects.

Ms. Evangelia Tsagaraki (MEng in Chemical Engineering, MSc in Food Science and Technology, Senior Consultant, Q-PLAN NG Ltd) is appointed with the design and implementation of quality management and food safety management systems (ISO 22000, BRC, IFS, Codex Alimentarius, ISO 9001, ISO 17025 etc). She has also participated in the project management team of various EU-funded international collaborative activities.

Mr. Kostas Bougiouklis (MEng in Electrical & Computer Engineering, MBA, Head of Development Department, Q-PLAN NG Ltd). He has a wide experience in the elaboration of EU projects and Studies. Agent Responsible(Coordinator) of the DG INFSO ERA Study and Coordinator, WP leader, or Exploitation Manager, in the design and implementation of more than 15 European (FP6-FP7, etc) and national RTD and support projects. Reviewer on behalf of EC (e.g. FP6 Integrated Project ‘MYCAREVENT’ (IST-04402)) and Evaluator for SMEs investment plans under the development law 2601/98 at General Secretariat of Industry of the Greek Ministry of Development.

Public Water Management Company "Vode Vojvodine"

Ms. Jelena Vojvodić holds a BSc degree in Finances and a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (Management of Investments).

She has vast experience in fields of finances, project management, strategic and business planning, strategic and business analyses, analyses of productivity of resources and measuring company's performance.

Since 2006, she has been engaged within several EU funded projects, as a person responsible for financial management.

Mr Janoš Mičkei holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Reclamation, Irrigation and Drainage) and has been working in the field of water management since 1977. In the current position as a Head of Development Department in PWMC Vode Vojvodine based in Novi Sad, he works on the activities such as development planning, cooperation with scientific research institution and responsibilities in water resources management.

Since 2005, he has been involved in EU funded projects (CARDS, Interreg, IPA, SEE) regarding development of water management, water use and flood control with the aim to improve the cross-border cooperation with neighbouring countries.

Mr. Ratko Bajcetic (1965) holds MSc. degree in water management in agriculture and is currently at the position of Head Engineer – GIS Developer in Public Water Management Company „Vode Vojvodine“. Complete work experience of more than 19 yaers he has worked in the public sector of water management area. He has worked on a large number of worldwide and national projects. He published a 20 scientific papers and he is currently working on his PhD Thesis in the branch of decision support in water management. Member of: ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers and JISA Unique National Information Association.

Ms. Vanja Barisic Jokovic (1975) is a Master of Arts in philology and has another Master degree in state management with specialization in PR in environment protection (La Sapienza University, Roma, Italy). Currently, she is Head of PR department in Public Water Management Company „Vode Vojvdoine“ where she has worked for 6 years. She has wast experience in internal and external PR projects. Also, she worked as PR consultant for different clients, such as University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Institute for Public Health, Norwegian Institute for Water (NIVA). In 2009. She won a special prize as Leader of tomorrow from Holland Government and during her carrier many other prizes for projects and scientific work. Ms Barisic Jokovic is member of EUPRA European PR association and DSOJ, Serbian PR association.