• About KRIHS
  • Organization

The organization of KRIHS is composed of the Board of Directors, Research Advisory Council, President, Vice-President, Architecture & Urban Research Institute, five divisions, and eighteen centers.

Lee Sang Eun /
Environment & Resources Research Division

Tel : 044-960-0465 / Fax : 044-211-4765
Research Areas
Water resources management, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction and prevention


• 2008 KAIST, Ph.D (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
• 2005 KAIST, M.A. (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
• 2000 KAIST, B.A. (Civil Engineering)


• 2014 ~ Present: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Associate Research Fellow
• 2013 ~ Present: UN ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP), Member
• 2013: Capacity Development for Hazard Risk Reduction and Adaptation - EU 7th Framework Programme, Think Tank Member
• 2012 ~ 2014: International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, Japan, Research Specialist
• 2010 ~ 2012: KAIST Institute for Urban Space & Systems, Research Professor
• 2010 ~ 2011: Korean Society of Water & Wastewater, International Committee, Committee Member
• 2009 ~ 2010: Universiti Tecknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, Assistant Professor

Major Articles / books / Reports

• Global Water-related Disaster Risk Indicators assessing real phenomena of flood disasters: think locally, act globally, 「Global Assessment Report 2015」, United Nations, 2015
• Vulnerability proxy selection and risk calculation formula for global flood risk assessment: a preliminary study, Water Policy [in print]
• Possibilities and challenges in the development of the Global Flood Disaster Risk Indicator at the post-2015 processes perspective: a preliminary study, Water Policy [in print]
• Improving applicability of neuro-genetic algorithm to predict short-term water level: a case study, Journal of Hydroinformatics, Vol.16 No.1, 2013
• Investigating the vulnerability of dry-season water supplies to climate change: using the Gwangdong Reservoir Drought Management Model, Water Resources Management, Vol.26 No.14, 2012
• Lessons from water scarcity of the 2008-2009 Gwangdong reservoir: needs to address drought management with the adaptiveness concept, Aquatic Sciences, Vol.74 No.2, 2011
• Investigating the cooperative strategies between China and north Korea for the Tumen River Area Development Program, Water SA, Vol.37 No.2, 2011