Experts

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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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,…

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…

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…

Terence van Kalken

Climate Risks Specialist
Terry is a senior expert in flood and water resource management with over 30 years’ experience gained from projects in South and Southeast Asia, Australasia, Europe, North and South America and Africa. His specialist expertise includes hydrological and hydraulic modelling for flooding, drainage and river basin management studies, decision support and warning systems and applications to climate change impact assessments and adaption strategies. He is currently Team Leader for the Flood Risk…

Tony Wong

Strategic Water Sector Analysis Specialist
A Civil Engineer, with a PhD in Water Resources Engineering, Tony is internationally recognized for his research and practice in sustainable urban water management, particularly in Water Sensitive Urban Design. His expertise has been gained through national and international consulting, research, and academia. Throughout his career, he has led collaboration and translation of research insights into innovative practices in urban water management. He led a large number of award-winning urban…

Xianfu Lu

Paris Agreement Alignment Specialist
Xianfu is an independent climate scientist and adaptation specialist. Affiliated with the University of Oxford, she has been providing technical advisory services. Dr Lu’s work spans climate change adaptation science, policy and practice. She has worked across diverse institutional contexts, from academia, UN agencies, multilateral development banks to the private sector. Since 2011, Xianfu has been supporting the operationalisation of integrating physical climate risk management into MDB…

Yoshihiro Mizuno

Greenhouse Gas Emission Specialist
Yoshihiro Mizuno is an Executive Project Manager for PACIFIC CONSULTANTS CO., LTD. in Japan. He has worked for over decade in the fields of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Renewable Energy, addressing Environmental issues through engineering, policy, capacity building and high-level ICT tools. As Project Manager, he has led and designed numerous studies in Climate Resilience, particular in GHG emissions calculation and reduction, across the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, the…