Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Bert Bosseler has been the Scientific Director of the IKT Institute for Underground Infrastructure since 2000. In addition, he teaches as a private lecturer and honorary professor at the universities in Hanover and Bochum, with a focus on sewer and pipeline engineering. He is the spokesperson for the topic „Cities and Infrastructure“ for the Johannes Rau Research Association. He serves on DIN, CEN and ISO committees as an expert and delegate in international standardisation in the fields of water engineering and smart infrastructure.