Dr.-Ing. Klaus Piroth holds a degree in civil engineering and has more than 25 years of professional experience. At CDM Smith, he heads the Water and Municipal Infrastructure Division. His main areas of expertise are flood risk management, hydrogeology, modelling of flows and solute transport, planning in environment, infrastructure and water as well as project management and control. Dr. Klaus Piroth is the chairman of the technical committee on flood prevention at the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) and member of the coordination groups on impact of climate change on water management as well as flooding. He has been awarded the medal of honor by the DWA.