Claudia Quintiliani is an Environmental Engineer. In 2018 she got her Ph.D in Civil, Mechanical and Biomechanical Engineering, on the subject “Water Quality Enhancement in Water Distribution Networks through Optimal Valves Setting”, from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy). Her work was focused on the reduction of disinfection by-products formation caused by water chlorination in water distribution systems, also taking into consideration the effect of demand uncertainty for a robust optimization procedure. Before joining KWR, Claudia was a research fellow at the University of Pavia (Italy), working as a sewerage system and river modeller in the context of a project for flood risk assessment and management of emergencies. At the same time she was also involved in the development of new algorithms for water distribution networks optimization and in water quality modelling for discoloration problems. Since May 2019, Claudia joined KWR as researcher in the water infrastructure (WIS) team, involved in DMAs fingerprinting and pressure sensors location optimization projects. In the coming year Claudia will further develop optimization procedures related to both water distribution and sewerage systems and water quality modelling.