Institut Perubahan Iklim

 Institute of Climate Change

Professor Adjung | Adjunct Professor

Professor. Dr. Zulkifli Yusop

  • Expertise

    • Water management
    • Climate change impact on water resources
    • Non-point source pollution
    • Integrated river basin management.


    Professor Dr. Zulkifli is a Senior Professor in Environmental Hydrology at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees from UPM in Environmental Science and PhD in Environmental Hydrology from University of Manchester in 1996. He was the Dean of Water Research Alliance, Chairman of Resource Sustainability Research Alliance, Director Institute of Environmental and Water Resource Management (IPASA) and Senate member. ย In addition, Zulkifli was the Chairman of Public Awareness Committee for the Malaysian International Hydrological Program (MIHP), Council Member of Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Secretary of the IWAโ€™s Specialist Group, Group Leader (Hydrology and Climate Change) of Asia Core Program under the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Panel evaluators of MOSTIโ€™s research grants. Currently he is a Board Member of Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS, Since 2009), Head of domain/cluster of research grants (FRGS, PRGS, TRGS and LRGS) under the Ministry of Education, Group Leader of Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST), and Chairman of for CIDB/CREAMโ€™s Technical Committee on Development of Flood Risk Assessment and Flood Vulnerability Index for Critical Infrastructure. In 2015, he was appointed asย  Chairman of the Flood Disaster Research Program under the Ministry of Higher Education with a total grant of RM 20 million.ย  As recognition to his achievements, he was conferred Fellow of Malaysia Academy of Scienceย (ASM) in April 2012 and the recipient ofย Malaysia Outstanding Water Awardย for Research in 2019. He has authored and co-authored aboutย 400 articles,ย of whichย 105 are indexed in ISI, 50 in Scopus, 30 book chapters, 8 booksย and the rest are proceedings.ย ย  He is now one of the editors ofย Water Science and Technology, a journal published by IWA.ย  He was a key researcher forย European Union (EU) research projectย on Innovative Decision Making for Sustainable Management of Water in Developing Countries and recipient ofย Eco-Frontier Fellowship Awardsย from the Ministry of Environment, Japan for three consecutive years (2003, 2004 and 2005). In 2012 and 2018 his team won UTMโ€™s best consultancy award.ย  He was involved in studies on groundwater level rise at theย Nabawi Mosque in Madinahย and flood risk study inย Madinah Al Munawarah. Between 2012-2016 he headed UTMโ€™s team to study on safe rural water supply inย Cambodia with focus on arsenic removalย from groundwater. Now he is working onย RM 7.8 mil.ย ย research grant from theย UK Research Institute (UKRI)ย on water security together with collaboratories from UK, India, Ethiopia and Columbia.