Mahdi Zarghami is visiting researcher at Tufts University Water Diplomacy Program and also MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center. He is also associate professor at the University of Tabriz, Iran. His main research and teaching interest is water resources management including governance and diplomacy. He has PhD from Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2007 after being visiting scholar at the University of Arizona, 2006-2007. Dr Zarghami has co-authored 3 books (one in Springer), about 40 journal papers and 100 conference presentations. Some of his peer refereed papers are published in Water Resources Management, Information Science, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, and European Journal of Operations Research. He is also editor in the Iran Water Resources Research Journal.