Dr. Youssef Loukili joined the Global Institute for Water Security in September 2017 as a Research Scientist. He holds a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics (2000) from Ibn Tofail University within the framework of integrated scientific research actions between Morocco and France. He produced research work in France and Canada (2001-08), worked as a hydrologic forecaster in Manitoba (2008-14), and as a UCAR visiting scientist at the NOAA’s National Water Center (NWC) in Alabama (2015-17). He acquired a multidisciplinary geoscientific work experience in the development and application of computational methods to water resources, which covered groundwater, hydraulics, surface water hydrology, flood forecasting and hydro-meteorological forcings. His research interests include: water flows and pollutants transports, river and lake flood forecasting and mapping, geo-statistics and data assimilation, physical-mathematical-numerical modeling of industrial and environmental problems involving computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and optimization, large-scale environmental and water resources real applications using high performance computing (HPC) platforms, holistic modeling approaches comprising big data, and research to operation (R2O) projects. At present, he is participating in the Global Water Future (GWF)’s Core Modeling by evaluating and improving the capabilities of large-scale hydrological forecasting models over Canadian watersheds.