Junko Sagara
Water Resources Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Junko works on water resources management, irrigation, and flood risk management projects. Prior to joining ADB, she worked with a Japanese engineering consulting firm for more than 14 years on projects in water resources planning and management, flood control and forecasting, disaster risk management, and climate change adaptation. She holds a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.


In the Philippines, solutions that respect river dynamics and ecosystem functions were adopted to keep vulnerable communities safe from natural hazards.