Andreu Rico obtained a PhD on Environmental Sciences, with specialization on aquatic ecotoxicology, from the University of Wageningen (the Netherlands). In 2015 he joined the Ecotoxicology group of the IMDEA Water Institute, which he currently leads. His work aims at assessing and understanding the risks posed by different emerging contaminants (pesticides, pharmaceuticals, microplastics) on aquatic ecosystems, including the interaction between those and other multiple stressors related to global climate change. He has participated in over 15 competitive projects and published over 90 scientific articles. Currently he works as distinguished researcher (CIDE-GENT) at the University of Valencia, and participates in several academic activities, including the supervision of several doctoral theses. He is member of SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) and editor of the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.