Shokhrukh Jalilov is a JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow working as part of the Water and Urban Initiative (WUI) project. His current research focuses on the development of modern methodological approaches for the economic evaluation of clean water environment in relation to urban context, advancing and planning of water valuation frameworks for sustainable management of water-related services in urban areas. His past research examined the interdependencies among water, food, energy and climatic resources. Shokhrukh is extensively working on policy analysis and designing of hydro-economic models to optimally allocate water resources in transboundary river basin. A number of integrated basin models have been developed for Amu Darya and Tigris-Euphrates river basins to inform ongoing policy debates about perspectives of water resources management. In addition, he consulted on a number of projects for such international and bilateral donor organizations as United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He is a recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Edmund Muskie Fellowship and Open Society Foundations’ Global Supplementary Grant.
Originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he earned MS degree from North Dakota State University (USA) and PhD degree from New Mexico State University (USA). This was followed by one and half year spent as a postdoctoral scholar at Aalto University (former Helsinki University of Technology) in Helsinki, Finland, where he continued his doctoral research on the diverse connections between water, energy and food security in large Asian river basins, with a specific focus on Central Asia (Amu Darya) and Southeast Asia (Mekong). He conducted novel research looking at the practical implications of the Water-Energy-Food-Security Nexus concept.