Having studied water throughout high school, undergraduate and graduate school, Riki has extensive knowledge in multiple disciplines, from water processing technology to water and wastewater infrastructure planning. Received an award for his master thesis on the financial problem of wastewater infrastructure in the era of population shrinkage in Japan.
Graduated from Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo and Graduate School of Information Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Majored in computer science and studied infrastructure building technology for big data. After graduating, he worked at Hitachi as a software engineer. At WOTA, he oversees R&D
Having first developed interest in water and environmental problems as a child correspondent at the World Water Forum, Ryo majored in environmental engineering and sustainability science, cross-cutting multiple disciplines and visiting some countries. At WOTA, he oversees procurement and logistics and is responsible for negotiating with domestic and foreign manufacturers.