Dr. Kantoush is currently an Associate Professor at 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. Prior to joining Kyoto, he served at The German University in Cairo (GUC) at the capacity of an Associate Professor in the Civil Engineering Program. His research interests span the fundamentals of shallow flow and sediment transport, Wadi Flash Flood, sustainability in reservoirs, and Transboundary Rivers. His joint research within the laboratory group in the area of Ecohydraulics, dam impacts and sediment managem ent techniques. Dr. Kantoush is collaboratively leading research for developing monitoring techniques as Large Scale Particle Image Velocimetry (LSPIV) and image techniques, turbidity, sediment deposition thickness and sediment transport rate, for experimental and prototype investigations of flow and sediment in order to evaluate environmental influences and effectiveness for sustainable reservoir. He is member in the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) and Syndicate of Engineers in Egypt. Upon receiving his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Alexandria University in Egypt, Dr. Kantoush worked has been involved in various infrastructure projects at multinational consulting firms in different countries. Dr. Kantoush is in charge of fundamental courses in Fluid Mechanics, Introduction to Hydrology, Natural Disaster Science and Conflict Management in Global Water Issues courses. In delivering such curriculum, He balance between theory and practice via interactive learning, hands-on experimentation, field trips, and project-based learning.