Prof. C. Melek Kazezy?lmaz Alhan completed her Ph.D. study in 2005 at Duke University in USA. She is Professor and Department Head of Civil Engineering at Istanbul University. Her research interests include hydrological and water quality modeling of streams, lakes and wetlands, storm water management, flood analysis, Low Impact Development Best Management Practices (LID BMP), ground water flow, contaminant transport and surface water/ground water interactions. Among her publications are 19 SCI journal papers, 3 international book chapters, and 47 conference proceeding papers. She has given many presentations as invited speaker and is reviewer in 14 SCI journals. Her awards include “The Most Outstanding Student Paper Award” given by American Institute of Hydrology, “Freeman Fellowship” given by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) and DCAMM (Danish Centre for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics) fellowships. She has been involved in many national/international projects both as principle investigator and researcher including BlueSCities (H2020 project), 3 international and 15 national funded projects.