Dr. Mahdi Zarghami is now associate professor at the University of Tabriz, Iran. His main research and teaching fields are water resources management including water governance. He was visiting scholar at the University of Arizona and graduated PhD from Sharif University of Technology, Iran on watershed management at 2007. He has published three books and 30 peer refereed papers some of them are published in Water Resources Management, Journal of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Water International, Information Science, European Journal of Operational Research and etc. He with co-authors also presented 63 papers in national and international conferences in the fields of operations research, integrated water resources management and effective water governance.