Jin IGARASHI is Senior software engineer specializing in GIS, water and sanitation fields with more than 13 years of work experience in Japan and Eastern Africa. Holding MSc (Eng) on Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering degree with distinction from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Developed various GIS applications in Fujitsu at the beginning of my career in Japan. Then, worked in Eastern Africa (Kenya and Rwanda) for water assets management and Non-Revenue Water (NRW) management as a GIS specialist in Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)’s projects. During JICA projects’ period, I developed several open source software to support them to manage water assets, these activities now become GIS for Water organization in GitHub, and I am maintaining this software.
Academically, I studied full lifecyle costs of urban sanitation systems as my MSc dissertation. I conducted data collection in Narok town, Kenya, analysed and estimated how much was the life cycle costs across the entire sanitation value chain (transport from households to treatment facilities and dispose human excreta). Because of my experience of GIS and water & sanitation, I am very much interested in working in the water sector in developing countries by applying GIS technologies.
MSc Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering, 2022
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and Korean history, 2009
Tokai University, Japan
Chinese language, SCHOOL OF CHINESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, 2007
Beijing University, China
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WaSH)
Non-Revenue Water Management
Hydraulic modeling - EPANET
Mapbox Vector Tile
United Nation Vector Tile Toolkits
Develop GIS platform in SDG Integration Team, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Individual contractor - GIS Consultant (part time) from December 2021 to September 2022
IPSA-9 Short term - GIS Developer (full time) from September 2022 to the present