Dr. Dejan Komatina was born in Belgrade (Serbia), on December 14, 1964. Mr. Komatina holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, obtained at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade. He began his professional career in 1989 at the Department of Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, first as a teaching assistant and later on as a lecturer on River Engineering and Waterways and Ports. He also lectured in Waterways and Ports at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering at the University of Belgrade. As of 2004, he also lectured in Land Reclamation at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). His scientific research work is mainly in the field of environmental river engineering, including sustainable flood management. He has published two monographs and a number of scientific papers and is a member of several expert bodies. He holds a license as a professional engineer, issued by the Chamber of Engineers of the Republic of Serbia. He has worked in international scientific projects at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and at the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. As of January 9, 2006, he is Secretary of the International Sava River Basin Commission, seated in Zagreb (Croatia).