Emma Cassar graduated from the University of Malta with a First Class honours in Geography in 2009. Her dissertation involved the development of a predictive hydrological model for temporary freshwater rockpools. She continued her studies with a Master in Science in Environmental Water Management at Cranfield University in 2010. Her Masters dissertation included the comparison of East and South East England with Malta, on how both countries implement groundwater regulations, the drivers for such regulations and whether these regulations can be improved to meet future challenges. Currently she specialises in Water Resources and works as an Environmental Scientist. Her interests are mainly hydrological modelling, environmental water management, urban flooding and water legislation including the infamous Water Framework Directive.