Dr. Younos earned doctoral degrees in urban and environmental engineering from the University of Tokyo. His current research and educational interests include watershed science, water and energy nexus, and integrated natural and engineered systems for sustainable management of water resources in urban environments. Dr. Younos has led and/or participated in numerous interdisciplinary water research and educational projects and has authored/co-authored more than 150 publications and has edited six water science books: “Sustainable Water Management in Urban Environments” (Springer 2016), “Advances in Watershed Science and Assessment” (Springer 2015) “Potable Water: Emerging Global Problems and Solutions (Springer 2014), “Climate Change and Water Resources” (Springer, 2013); “Total Maximum Daily Load: Approaches & Challenges” (PennWell Books 2005), “Advances in Water Monitoring Research” (Water Resources Publications 2003). Dr. Younos is the author of numerous essays and newspaper opinion-educational articles that inform citizens on various aspects of water sciences. Dr. Younos has presented invited lectures in China, Japan, Thailand, Hungry, Poland, Spain, and Turkey.
Dr. Younos’s recognitions include: American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Icko Iben Award (2017), Fulbright Award (2015); AWRA Fellow Member Award (2013); Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Society Honor Award (2012); President, Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) (20003), Friend of UCOWR Award (2003); and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Award (2001). Dr. Younos is a former Research Professor of Water Resources and Interim Director of Virginia Water Resources Research Center at Virginia Tech. Dr. Younos is the founder of the Green Water-Infrastructure Academy.