Global hydrologic cycles and world water resources, climate change, and sustainable development.
2020 Professor (cross-appointment), Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo
2017 Special Assistant to the President, The University of Tokyo
2016 Senior Vice-Rector of UNU and Assistant Secretary-General of UN (cross-appointment),
United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan, and United Nations, NY, USA
2006 Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
2003 Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
2002 Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan
1997 Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
1995 Assistant Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
1989 Research Associate, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
1993 Ph.D. (Engineering), The University of Tokyo
1989 M.S. (Engineering), Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Publications in more than 60 books, 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 90 peer-reviewed proceedings both in English and Japanese.
Complete list of ISI journal articles can be found at: https://publons.com/researcher/1366461/taikan-oki/
・ Fukuda, S., N. Keigo, and T. Oki, 2019: How global targets on drinking water were developed and achieved, Nature Sustainability, 2, 429-434.
・ Oki, T., S. Yano, and N. Hanasaki, 2017: Economic aspects of virtual water trade, Environ. Res. Lett., 12(4), 044002.
・ Oki, T., and S. Kanae, Global Hydrological Cycles and World Water Resources, 2006: Science, Vol. 313. No. 5790, 1068-1072.
・ Koster, R.D., and co-authors including T. Oki, 2004: Regions of strong coupling between soil moisture and precipitation, Science, 305(5687), 1138-1140.
• 2014 AGU Fellow, American Geophysical Union
• 2011 Biwako Prize for Ecology, The Ecological Society of Japan
• 2008 Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Awards
• 2008 Japan Academy Medal, The Japan Academy
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