Research and Professional Interests
Winston Yu is a Senior Water Resources Specialist at the World Bank 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 project investments, studies, and research in a variety of countries (e.g. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh). His special interests include river basin management tools, irrigation sector reform, hydrologic models, flood forecasting and management, groundwater hydrogeology, water allocation mechanisms and instruments, international rivers and transboundary issues, water economics and policies, and climate change. Prior to joining the Bank he was a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute. He also served as a Science and Technology Officer at the US Department of State. He received a PhD in water resource engineering from Harvard University and BS and BAS from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School and Engineering and Applied Sciences School.
Dr. Yu attended a high level conference organized by the Global Water Program at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center on Accelerating sustainable, people-centered integrated water services for the poor, August 29 through September 2, 2011.
river basin management tools, irrigation sector reform, hydrologic models, flood forecasting and management