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Winston Yu

Adjunct Lecturer in the Energy, Resources and Environment Program


Winston Yu is a Senior Water Resources Specialist at the World Bank.  He has extensive experience working on technical and institutional problems in the water sector and has carried out a number of investment projects in a variety of developing countries (e.g. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China).  His research interests include the development of river basin management tools, flood forecasting and management, groundwater depletion, international rivers and transboundary issues, and adaptation to climate change.  Prior to joining the Bank he was a senior researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and also served as a American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow at the US Department of State.  He is currently associated with the multi-discipline Johns Hopkins Global Water Program and is serving as a technical member of the Water and Society Committee of the American Geophysical Union. 
He holds a PhD and MS in environmental science and engineering from Harvard University. He received his BS from the University of Pennsylvania.