Prof. Maria P. Papadopoulou is Director of Physical Geography and Environmental Impacts Lab and since 2017 Deputy Dean at the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. She currently serves as a member at the National Water Council and the National Committee on Climate Change. In June 2020, she was appointed by the Minister of Environment and Energy, President of the Natural Environment and Climate Change Agency. Her principal research interests lie in the areas of natural resources management, groundwater modelling and management, groundwater-dependent ecosystem services, climate change adaptation, water-energy-food-climate Nexus, water and carbon footprint in agricultural. In May 2020, she was part of the Sewers4COVID team winning the 1st prize on Pan-European EUvsVirus Hackathon.