Dongkyu is currently in the undergraduate degree programme, for Earth Science and Environmental Engineering, at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Republic of Korea. He has previously taken courses on earth systems, transport phenomena, ecology, and wastewater systems. His interests include environmental issues, water, ecology and related policies. Dongkyu previously worked for ‘Stable Isotope Ecology Laboratory (SIEL)’ in GIST as an intern for 6 months.
Dongkyu will be working under the supervision of Dr. Nidhi Nagabhatla and Dr. Duminda Perera as an ELE scholar for 8 weeks. At UNU-INWEH, he will be analyzing the ICOLD database for water storage infrastructure, as well as analyzing the main water supply systems (formal and informal) in the city the Kinshasa, DRC.