Dr. Jay Sagin is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. He holds B.S. in Computational Mathematics and Cybernetic (СМС) from Moscow State University, M.Sc. in Natural Resources and Environment Management (NREM) from Ball State University, Indiana, USA, and Ph.D. in Geo Sciences from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA, https://www.esrs.wmich.edu/. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Global Institute for Water Security at University of Saskatchewan, Canada, https://www.usask.ca/water/. His academic background covers Geomatics, including Geodesy, Remote Sensing, Geo information system (GIS), hydrology, hydrogeology, disaster management, trans-boundary river basins. Currently he works on the Afghanistan-Pakistan trans-boundary river basin project: “Satellite enhanced snow-melt flood and drought predictions for the Kabul River basin with surface and groundwater modeling”, https://www.ckrb.org/ and Burabay National Park LAMEC http://www.lamec.org/en/monitoring-systems/, Middle Latitude Region Network http://www.mlrnetwork.org cooperation projects.