Dr. Tamim Younos is Founder & President of the Green Water-Infrastructure Academy, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. The mission of the Academy is to enhance human health and quality of life in global urban environments by promoting green water-infrastructure research, education and outreach programs. The Academy promotes a paradigm shift toward a holistic approach for sustainable management of water resources in global urban environments.
Dr. Younos earned doctoral degrees in urban and environmental engineering from the University of Tokyo. His current research and educational interests include watershed science, monitoring and assessment, 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 advised students in various disciplines including engineering, environmental sciences, geosciences, biology, economics, geography and urban planning. Dr. Younos 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 organized/chaired numerous local, regional, statewide and national/international conferences/symposia and workshops.
Dr. Younos’s recognitions include: American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Icko Iben Award (2017), Fulbright Visiting Scientist 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 has presented invited lectures in China, Japan, Thailand, Hungry, Poland, Spain, and Turkey, and conducted research projects in Egypt, Dominican Republic and Mexico.
Dr. Younos is a former Research Professor of Water Resources and Interim Director of Virginia Water Resources Research Center at Virginia Tech. Dr. Younos has served on the Board of Directors for the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), the Board of Directors for the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), the Board of Directors for Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF), and has served on panels for the National Science Foundation (NSF-REU), USDA-NIFA, USEPA (Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System - CADDIS), USGS (National Grants Competition). Currently, Dr. Younos serves as Board member, American Rainwater Catchment Association (ARCSA) Foundation; Board Member, the Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies; Associate Editor, Journal for Environmental Studies and Sciences; Editorial Advisory Board, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; and Vice President for the AWRA-National Capital Region Section. .