Dr Kantoush is currently an Associate Professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University. He received his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Saga University in Japan and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, respectively. His specialities are river and dam engineering, with particular emphasis on integrated flood and sediment management for sustainable development in river basins. His research interests span the fundamentals of shallow flow and sediment transport, flash flood, reservoir sustainability, Ecohydraulics, dam impacts and sediment management techniques. Dr Kantoush is collaboratively leading research for developing monitoring techniques such as Large-Scale Particle Image Velocimetry (LSPIV) and image-based techniques, turbidity, sediment deposition thickness and sediment transport rate, for experimental and prototype investigations. He is a member of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) and the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). Dr Kantoush served as a guest editor for Springer, Urban water and Water journals. He has contributed to several international associations and conferences such as River Flow, IAHR, ISRS and ISFF. Dr Kantoush industrial expertise is predominantly pertinent to the dam and reservoirs projects. His consulting engagements with multinational firms in many countries are exemplary of active applied research.