The ADB Water Sector Group has empaneled a pool of experts and consultants who can support ADB project officers and their counterpart executing and implementing agencies in various aspects of water security and resilience. Use Jal's Ask The Expert feature to raise detailed queries to our experts.

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Justin Stockley

Water Instrumentation Specialist
Environmental Scientist with more than 25 years’ experience in instrumentation, SCADA, smart water systems, hydrological monitoring projects, hydrography, Environmental Monitoring System Design and Installation (surface water, ground water, waste water, water quality, hydromet, and open channel). A specialist on monitoring instrumentation including sensors, data loggers and telemetry systems, processing, validation and analysis of collected environmental data. Has experience throughout…

Luc Rudy Verelst

Water Management Systems Specialist
A specialist with more than 25 years of professional experience in the use of GIS, ICT, RS, DSS, Asset Management, SCADA, database design/development, web development, technology and communication options for modernizing water distribution networks and irrigation modernization systems for water allocation optimization. Experience in IWRM, irrigation and drainage, water and wastewater. Experience in several countries in various contexts.

Meera Mehta

Inclusive Sanitation Specialist
Meera has 45 years of experience in inclusive water and sanitation service delivery, urban planning and development and infrastructure finance across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is a Professor Emeritus at CEPT University and the Centre Head of the Center for Water and Sanitation. She was on the board of the Stockholm-based inter-governmental organization Global Water Partnership (GWP). She is currently on the board of IRC, a global not-for-profit organization. She is currently one of the…

Penelope Dutton

Inclusive Sanitation Specialist
Penny Dutton is a social specialist with 30 years of experience in water supply, sanitation and hygiene programs across the Asia Pacific region. Her ADB experience spans 15 projects and includes research, behaviour change communications, gender equity and social inclusion. She has participated in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of sanitation projects, while working with utilities, government ministries, and NGOs. Recently she helped develop guidance materials for ADB staff…

Peter Droogers

Climate Adaptation Specialist
Peter is an expert on integrated water resources management at different spatial scales with emphasis on water for food issues, climate change, decision support systems, simulation modeling in combination with data mining and remote sensing. Peter has about 20 years of experience working in The Netherlands and overseas (as a resident in Sri Lanka and Turkey). Non-resident assignments include: Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, France,…

Ries Kluskens

Smart Water Specialist
Currently an international specialist smart data solutions within the climate resilience consultancy team of Royal HaskoningDHV. His experience ranges from high-level advising about digital transformation roadmaps to the actual implementation of cloud based geo-spatial data platforms and decision support systems. Applying his knowledge and skills in remote sensing, GIS, spatial data analytics, BIM and cloud technology fundamentals the focus is always to help clients and organizations to support…

Saule Baurzhan

Climate Economist/Financial Analyst
Saule has fifteen years of experience in conducting fully integrated, financial, and economic cost-benefit analysis (CBA). She provides technical assistance to governments in the appraisal of public investment projects and gives lectures in investment appraisal training programs to build the capacity of government and donor agencies’ officials. Her portfolio covers the agriculture, power, health, water, and transportation sectors in Africa and Asia. More recently, she was recruited by the…

Seiichi Sasaki

Strategic Water Sector Analysis Specialist
Seiichi has over a 18-year of professional experience in strengthening water sector development (e.g., water, wastewater, solid wait management). He specializes in climate resilient resources management addressing sound policy and regulatory framework, risk reduction and sets out the rationale in development along with integrated approaches (e.g., IWRM, RBM, WUA, EU WFD, etc.) through dialoguing in areas of technical, political, and institutional assistance to national governments, public and…

Stephanie Hodge

Institutional Development Specialist
Stephanie has over 30 years of international public service experience. She specializes in climate change adaptation, mitigation, and water resources management, with cross-cutting experience in executing climate change strategy monitoring, evaluation and plan development, adaptation and risk reduction planning, training, digitization, human rights/safeguards monitoring and planning, and hands-on capacity building activities. She brings decades of leadership (working regionally since 1994),…

Steven Wade

Climate Risks Specialist
Steven has 27 years of experience in progressively senior and varied roles at Atkins, HR Wallingford and the Met Office. He has been engaged in climate risk assessment in the Water Sector since the late 1990s and has developed the risk assessment methods and tools used by the water industry as well as led the UK’s first national Climate Change Risk Assessment, published in 2012. He also developed CRA Knowledge Products for ADB on the WEIDAP project in Vietnam. Over the last decade, he developed…