Andrea Viezzoli graduated in Physics in Bologna in 2001, then moved to Oz for a Ph.D. in geophysics. That was the beginning of his struggle with AEM, in its different aspects. A short stint in academia made it clear to him that there was more honour in being fully responsible for his own failure, so he went private. Presently, he calls EMergo home. Literally. His dreams: find some sort of agreement with his back to return to the basketball court; and fly the whole of Italy with AEM to provide, his country too, the basis for sound management of groundwater resources for present and future generations.