Fernando Nardi, civil hydraulic engineer with a PhD in flood hydrology from the Sapienza University of Rome, is actually assistant professor at the University for Foreigners of Perugia (Italy) in affiliation with the WAter Resources REsearch DOocumentation Centre (WARREDOC), and the UNESCO Chair Water Resources Management and Culture. Dr. Nardi’s research and consultancy activities relates specifically to the development and application of advanced GIS and 2-D hydraulic modeling software for urban planning, flood risk assessment, management and mapping. A fellow member the Honors Center of Italian Universities (H2CU) and team member of the flood modelling software FLO-2D, he has participated to several international research and consulting projects providing his professional services as flood, mudflow and debris flow specialist within water-driven risk mapping projects. He is the author of 10+ international journal publications and 30+ further published contributions in conferences on GIS terrain analysis for hydrologic applications and on hydrologic and hydraulic modelling for flood risk management and mapping. Dr. Nardi is an active member of the hydrologic scientific community in affiliation with the AGU, EGU and IHAS, also serving as reviewer in the main international journals.