Marta Arenas. M.A. in Sustainable Development and CSR, MRes in Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation, BSc in Biology with additional training in evolutionary ecology. Marta is currently supporting research activities at IMDEA’s Water Economics Group. She has regional, national and international experience dealing with project developers, planning authorities, and the civil society in the field, including hydropower utilities and infrastructures around aquatic ecosystems. Marta is also familiar with acknowledging community, authorities and developers perspectives, through one-to-one or multilateral meetings. Balance and prioritization between operational and management issues, including building consensus with different stakeholders, are challenges she has faced over the last few years. Her strong point with regards to that experience is that she has worked both as a specialist on ESIA in the field and hand by hand with developers or authorities. Marta’s main contribution to AQUACROSS is to provide a complementary approach with her expertise assessing structure, functions and dynamics of natural systems.