* This profile page is created/updated for the 1st IAHR Online Forum (July 5-7, 2021) *
Dr Young is a Lead Water Resources Management Specialist with the World Bank, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is Program Manager for the Central Asia Water and Energy Program and leads water resources management and irrigation lending operations in Tajikistan and Pakistan. He has global oversight of the World Bank’s multiple national water security studies and was lead author for the Bank’s recent comprehensive water security analysis for Pakistan.
From 2013-2018 he worked in South Asia, predominantly in Pakistan and India, and from 2013-2016 he was Program Manager for the South Asia Water Initiative that supports transboundary water cooperation in the Himalayan river basins of South Asia. Prior to joining the World Bank he was the Director of the CSIRO Water Flagship in Australia, with over 300 staff nationally and an annual budget of over AU$100 million. Prior to this he was Director of Basin Modelling at the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and led the development of the water allocation models used to inform development of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. He has published extensively across three decades on diverse aspects of water research and management in peer-reviewed journal and books and served on multiple committees and panels advising governments on water management. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in Water Resources Management at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Global Water Institute at the University of New South Wales.