Yukio Tanaka is a Senior Water Resources Management Specialist with the World Bank Water Global Practice, where he focuses mostly on projects targeting sustainable water use and flood management using advanced technologies such as numerical modeling and satellite remote sensing. Prior to joining the Bank, Yukio worked at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), where he led technical assistance and investment projects on water resources and disaster management in more than 10 countries across Asia. Previously, he was an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, where he taught water resources management, geographic information system (GIS), and satellite remote sensing. Yukio holds a PhD in transboundary water management in the Euphrates river basin and a MS in irrigation engineering, both from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He has authored peer review articles and publications and acts as peer reviewer for international journals.