Dr. Xinnan Zhang is a professor of the College of Hydrology and Water Resources and the Deputy Director of the National Engineering Research Center of Water Resources Efficient Utilization and Engineering Safety in Hohai University, China. Dr. Xinnan Zhang obtained his PhD in hydrology and water resources in 1988 from the Hohai University. From 1993 to 1995, he visited Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Swedish National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, the French National Institute of Agriculture for post-doctoral research and acquired the Swedish Institute Research Fund. He worked as the deputy director of science and technology department, the chief expert in the State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering in Hohai University. His research Interests mainly include hydrological processes at catchment scale, hydrological modeling, real-time hydrological forecasting, flood risk analysis & decision support of flood control.