Deputy Director-General (Research)

Co-creation of the sustainable future based on the linkage of the earth-human system


Position & Title

Professor・Deputy Director-General (Research), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Area of Expertise

Hydrology, Global environmental studies, Sustainability Science


Prof. Makoto Taniguchi is a hydrologist and a deputy director-general at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan. He is an IUGG Elected Fellow, a JpGU Fellow, a Cooperation Member of Science Council of Japan, a Future Earth Assembly member, and a Steering Committee member of Water-Energy-Food Nexus KAN. He served as PI and Co-PI of many research projects including UNESCO-GRAPHIC, Groundwater in Asian Megacities, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, and the Belmont Forum SUGI Food-Energy-Water NEXUS. He has worked on water-related projects around the world, authored or co-authored over 180 articles, and edited or co-edited eight books.


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