Professor Soon–Tak Lee is presently a Distinguished Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering of Yeungnam University, Korea, Governor of the World Water Council (WWC) and President of the International Hydrologic Environmental Society (IHES). He is also Co-Chair of the International Steering Committee (ISC) of 7th World Water Forum (WWF7) in Daegu-Gyeongbuk in 2015. He has been engaged as a Chairperson and President of the UNESCO IHP Intergovernmental Council and its Bureau from 2010 to 2012 as an ex-officio and Vice Chair for the Asia Pacific Region for the following two years period.
He has an extensive experience in the field of hydrological sciences and water resources management and also served as Korean government representative to a number of water-related international conferences such as UN Water Conference, UNESCO, WMO, ESCAP and WWF. He obtained several Doctoral degrees, Ph.D., D.Sc. & Hon.D.Eng.Sc. from Korea University & University of New South Wales, Australia, University of Tsukuba, Japan and Altai State Technical University, Russia Federation. He is currently publishing the Journal of Hydrologic Environment biannually as a Chief Editor which is an official International Journal of the IHES and also published the UNESCO IHP HELP Program Special Edition in Volume 7, Number 1, December 2011.