Dr. Andrea Ghermandi is a tenured Senior Lecturer at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Haifa (Israel) and a member of the Global Young Academy. He is the academic head of the Global Green MBA program at the University of Haifa's Faculty of Management and a member of the Executive Committee of the Natural Resources and Environmental Research Center (NRERC). He received a Ph.D. in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development from the School for Advanced Studies in Venice Foundation at the University of Venice in 2008. He also holds two Master degrees in Water Resources Engineering and Environmental Engineering respectively from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and University of Trento (Italy). In recent years, Dr. Ghermandi has contributed to high-profile international initiatives such as TEEB-The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, the UNEP/GEF Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ), the Ocean Health Index, and the Ecosystem Service Partnership. He has published widely in major environmental science and environmental economics journals such as Water Research, Global Environmental Change, Water Resources Research, Science of the Total Environment, Ecosystem Services, Journal of Environmental Management, Ecological Economics, and Environmental and Resource Economics. Among his main research interests are the technical and economic evaluation of sustainable technologies for water treatment and desalination, the economic valuation of freshwater and coastal ecosystem goods and services, and the development of techniques for transferring and mapping ecosystem service values.