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Fields of Specialization
hydrology/hydrogeology; water resource engineering; flood management; climate change; irrigation
Sustainable Development, South Asia Region, World Bank
Externally Hosted Work
Last updated January 31, 2023
Winston Yu is a Senior Water Resources Specialist in the South Asia Region. He has extensive experience working on technical and institutional problems in the water sector and has carried out a number of investment projects and research in a variety of developing countries (e.g. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and China). His special interests include river basin management, hydrologic modeling, flood forecasting and management, groundwater hydrogeology, international rivers, and adaptation to climate change. Before joining the Bank he was a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) examining policy strategies for managing water resources under climate change conditions. He also served as a Science and Technology Officer at the US Department of State working on water issues in the Middle East. He is currently also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches a course on international water issues in development. He received a Ph.D. and M.S. from Harvard University.