Dr Pankaj Kumar is working as a senior policy researcher in the field of water resources and climate change adaptation in the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan. His research work focused on socio-hydrology, water security, hydrological simulation and scenario modelling, and water-health-food-energy nexus, a transdisciplinary work aimed to give policy-relevant solutions to enhance community resilience to global change and sustainable development of water environment and human well-being. In addition, he is actively engaged in capacity development on various numerical tools used for water resource management, intended for local government officials and relevant stakeholders in different Asian countries. He has work experience with both IPCC and IPBES as a Chapter Scientist and Scoping Expert respectively. He has several peer-reviewed articles (>70) in high impact factor journals, one authored book to his credit. Recently he has published one authored book and one edited book.