Faisal Hossain is the John R. Kiely Endowed Professor at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Connecticut in 2004, his M.S (1999) and B.S (1996) from The National University of Singapore and Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, respectively. His research interests are hydrologic remote sensing, sustainable water resources engineering and engineering education. He is the recipient of awards such as US Fulbright Faculty Award (2012), American Geophysical Union (AGU) Charles Falkenberg Award (2012), ASCE Walter Huber Award (2015) and American Geophysical Union International Award (2020). He is a Fellow of American Meteorological Society. The overarching mission of Faisal Hossain is to make access to information on water a ‘fundamental right for all nations and all humans’ and apply earth science discoveries with engineering technology to reduce social inequity in availability of food, water and energy around the world. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored an undergraduate textbook, edited four books and contributed nine book chapters.