Prof. Dr. Makoto Taniguchi
Prof. Dr. Makoto Taniguchi is a groundwater hydrologist and a deputy director-general at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan.
He is an Elected Fellow of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Japan Geoscience Union Fellow, Future Earth Assembly member, and a Steering Committee member of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Knowledge Action Network.
He served PI and Co-PI of many research projects including UNESCO-GRAPHIC (groundwater and climate change), Groundwater in Asian Megacities, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, and Belmont Forum SUGI Food-Energy-Water NEXUS. He has worked on water-related projects around the world, authoring or co-authoring over 180 articles, and editing or co-editing 8 books.
He is also a former Vice President of International Association of Hydrogeologists (Asia) and a Chair of IAH Japan.