Prof. Taikan OKI
The University of Tokyo | Professor/Special Adviser to the President, Department of Civil Engineering/Graduate School of Engineering
Prof. Oki received his Ph.D in Civil Engineering at The University of Tokyo in 1993, and his previous academic positions include Associate Professor at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo and at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature located in Kyoto, Japan. He was
also affiliated as the Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University, and an Assistant Secretary- General, United Nations for 2016-2021. His areas
of expertise are global hydrology, world water resources, climate change, and the sustainable development including the virtual water trade and water footprint. He became a full member of the Club of Rome and the Science Council of Japan since October 2020, and he won the 2021 International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal).