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Jim Yoon

Jim Yoon

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Dr. Jim Yoon is a water security and resilience scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research focuses on the development and application of advanced modeling and simulation techniques to understand, quantify, and evaluate impacts to water systems, targeting solutions that can enhance water security and critical infrastructure resilience under changing and adverse conditions. Jim obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, where his research focused on the development of a multi-agent hydrologic-economic model for evaluation of water security in Jordan and the Middle East. Jim spearheaded the Jordan Water Project (JWP), an international interdisciplinary research project supported by a consortium of national science agencies with further assistance from USAID. Prior to his work at Stanford, Jim spent several years working as a water resources engineer at MWH Global in Southern California, consulting for municipal clients across the western US. He is also co-founder of WellDone International, a San Francisco based non-profit organization working to support clean water and sanitation projects in underserved regions across the developing world. Jim holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering with an English Literature minor from UCLA.

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