Biography: Dr. Payero has a Bachelor degree in Agronomy, a Masters of Science degree in Agriculture-Plant Science and a Ph.D. in Irrigation Engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in irrigation water management, including research, extension and teaching in the USA, Australia, Costa Rica, and The Dominican Republic. In the USA he is current working as an irrigation specialist with Clemson University in South Carolina, where he is leading several irrigation research and extension projects. He also worked in irrigation research and extension as an Assistant Professor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He recently spent seven years in Australia working in irrigation research as a Senior Research Fellow for the University of Queensland, and as a Principal Research Scientist for the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI). He worked many years in irrigation management in Latin America, where he held academic positions in Costa Rica (Earth University) and The Dominican Republic (Universidad ISA).