23 April 2017 - 28 April 2017
Vienna, Austria

IIASA at EGU 2017

IIASA researchers and staff will participate in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, presenting new research on water, risk, citizen science and more.

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The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly brings together researchers from all over the world in a meeting covering all disciplines of earth, space, and planetary sciences. IIASA researchers from a number of research programs - including the Ecosystems Services and Management, Energy, Risk and Resilience, and Water programs - will present a variety of research during oral and poster presentations at the meeting. 

The list below includes IIASA presentations at the meeting, but does not include presentations on which IIASA researchers were coauthors. For full information please see the EGU program.

Additional information for journalists will be available prior to the meeting: To arrange interviews with IIASA researchers please contact the IIASA Press Office

Find EGU posters and presentations in the IIASA publications repository.

Media Information

IIASA researchers will be available to talk to journalists about their research during EGU 2017. Further press materials will be available soon. Contact  for more details.

Media information: EGU 2017

Press Conference: Wednesday 26 April, 11:00–12:00
Food security: how extreme weather and other hazards affect what we drink and eat 
Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors could lead to increased food prices—but new research identifies strategies that could help mitigate climate change while avoiding steep hikes in food prices. IIASA researcher Stefan Frank will present his work on climate change and food security as part of a press conference.  Livestream

Press Conference: Tuesday, 25 April, 09:00–10:00
Water hazards: How floods and storms impact us and how we impact water resources
Most of the groundwater in the world that is accessible by deep wells is fossil groundwater, stored beneath the earth's surface for more than 12,000 years, and that ancient water is not immune to modern contamination, as has been widely assumed. ETH Zurich researcher James Kirchner will present results of work done with IIASA researcher Yoshihide Wada, published on 25 April in the journal Nature Geoscience. Livestream

IIASA presentations

Monday 24 April

Session ERE1.2
Energy and environmental system interactions – Policy and modelling 
Convener: Daniel Dennis Konadu  | Co-Conveners: Mark Howells , Edward A. Byers , Pete Smith , Keith S. Richards 
Oral / Mon, 24 Apr, 13:30–15:00 / Room L2
Poster / Attendance Mon, 24 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall X1

Matthew Gidden
Hydroclimatic risks and uncertainty in the global power sector
Matthew Gidden, Edward Byers, Peter Greve, Taher Kahil, Simon Parkinson, Catherine Raptis, Joeri Rogelj, Yusuke Satoh, Michelle van Vliet, Yoshide Wada, Volker Krey, Simon Langan, and Keywan Riahi
EGU2017-15648 | Oral | ERE1.
Mon, 24 Apr, 13:45–14:00, Room L2

Stefan Frank
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture without compromising food security?
Stefan Frank, Petr Havlík, Jean-Francois Soussana, Antoine Levesque, Hugo Valin, Eva Wollenberg, Ulrich Kleinwechter, Oliver Fricko, Mykola Gusti, Mario Herrero, Pete Smith, Tomoko Hasegawa, Florian Kraxner, and Michael Obersteiner
EGU2017-15384 | Oral | SSS9.14/BG9.46/CL3.13
Mon, 24 Apr, 14:45–15:00, Room -2.21

Peter Greve
Global assessment of water policy vulnerability under uncertainty in water scarcity projections

Peter Greve, Taher Kahil, Yusuke Satoh, Peter Burek, Günther Fischer, Sylvia Tramberend, Edward Byers, Martina Flörke, Stephanie Eisner, Naota Hanasaki, Simon Langan, and Yoshihide Wada
EGU2017-15042 | Oral | HS5.9/CL2.17/CR6.9/NH1.9
Mon, 24 Apr, 16:15–16:30, Room 2.95

Sylvain Leduc
Optimal policy for mitigating emissions in the European transport sector
Sylvain Leduc, Patrizio Piera, Mesfun Sennai, Staritsky Igor, Elbersen Berien, Lammens Tijs, and Kraxner Florian
EGU2017-18316 | Oral | CL3.04
Mon, 24 Apr, 16:15–16:30, Room 0.14

Piera Patrizio
How green can black be? Assessing the potential for equipping USA’s existing coal fleet with carbon capture and storage 

Piera Patrizio, Sylvain Leduc, Sennai Mesfun, Ping Yowargana, and Florian Kraxner
EGU2017-12800 | Oral | CL3.04
Mon, 24 Apr, 16:30–16:45, Room 0.14

Florian Kraxner
Towards the Paris Agreement – negative emission and what Korea can contribute
Florian Kraxner, Sylvain Leduc, Woo Kyun Lee, Yowhan Son, Georg Kindermann, Piera Patrizio, Sennai Mesfun, Ping Yowargana, Niall Mac Dowall, Yoshiki Yamagata, Anatoly Shvidenko, Dmitry Schepaschenko, and Kentaro Aoki
EGU2017-18363 | Poster | CL3.04
Mon, 24 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X5

Tuesday 25 April

Session CL4.08/HS11.5
Understanding past, present and future changes in the hydrological cycle (co-organized) Convener: Robin Chadwick  | Co-Conveners: Peter Greve , Giuseppe Zappa , Ruth Geen
Oral / Tue, 25 Apr, 08:30–10:00 / Room 0.14
Poster / Attendance Tue, 25 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall X5

Simon Langan
Opportunities and constraints for improved water resources management using different lenses and scales
Simon Langan (invited speaker)
EGU2017-15529 | Oral | HS5.4
Tue, 25 Apr, 08:30–09:00, Room B

Olha Danylo
Using the LCZ framework for change detection and urban growth monitoring

Olha Danylo, Linda See, Adriana Gomez, Georg Schnabel, and Steffen Fritz
EGU2017-18043 | PICO | IE3.4/ESSI2.12
Tue, 25 Apr, 10:52–10:54, PICO spot A

Adriana Keating
How much do disasters cost? A comparison of disaster cost estimates in Australia
Monique Ladds, Adriana Keating, John Handmer, and Liam Magee
EGU2017-4272 | Oral | NH9.2
Tue, 25 Apr, 11:00–11:15, Room 2.31

Session NH9.1/CL2.26
Natural hazard event analyses for risk reduction and adaptation (co-organized) Convener: Kai Schröter  | Co-Conveners: Michael Kunz , Heidi Kreibich , Daniela Molinari , James Daniell , Adriana Keating 
Oral / Tue, 25 Apr, 13:30–15:00 / Room 2.31
Poster / Attendance Tue, 25 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall X3

Adam French
Coupling Post-Event and Prospective Analyses for El Niño-related Risk Reduction in Peru

Adam French, Adriana Keating, Reinhard Mechler, Michael Szoenyi, Abel Cisneros, Orlando Chuquisengo, Emilie Etienne, and Pedro Ferradas
EGU2017-17382 | Oral | NH9.1/CL2.26
Tue, 25 Apr, 14:45–15:00, Room 2.31

Sebastian Poledna
Macroeconomic Effects of Natural Disasters: A Large Scale Agent Based Modelling Approach using Copulas
Sebastian Poledna and Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler
EGU2017-9706 | Poster | NH9.2
Tue, 25 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X3

Wednesday 26 April

Ted Veldkamp
Human impact parameterization in global hydrological models improves estimates of monthly discharges and hydrological extremes: a multi-model validation study
Ted Veldkamp, Philip Ward, Hans de Moel, Jeroen Aerts, Hannes Muller Schmied, Felix Portmann, Fang Zhao, Dieter Gerten, Yoshimitsu Masaki, Yadu Pokhrel, Yusuke Satoh, Simon Gosling, Jamal Zaherpour, and Yoshihide Wada
EGU2017-1181 | Orals | HS2.1.1 
Wed, 26 Apr, 09:45–10:00, Room C

Thursday 27 April

Session HS1.15
Recent advancement in estimating global, continental and regional scale water balance components

PICO session Convener: Hannes Müller Schmied  | Co-Conveners: Yoshihide Wada , Stephanie Eisner , Min-Hui Lo , Eric Wood , T. Oki 
PICO / Thu, 27 Apr, 08:30–10:00 / PICO spot 1

Amandine Pastor*
Balancing food security and water demand for freshwater ecosystems
Amandine Pastor, Amanda Palazzo, Petr Havlik, Michael Obersteiner, Hester Biemans, Yoshihide Wada, Pavel Kabat, and Fulco Ludwig
PICO/  Thu, 27 Apr, 08:32-08:34 PICO 1.2
*former IIASA researcher

Session SC57
Working with big, multi-dimensional geoscientific datasets in Python: a tutorial introduction to xarray 
Convener: Edward A. Byers  | Co-Conveners: Matthew Gidden , Fabien Maussion 
Thu, 27 Apr, 15:30–17:00 / Room -2.91

Somayeh Shadkam
Water-saving interventions assessment framework: an application for the Urmia Lake Restoration Program

Somayeh Shadkam, Pieter Oel, Pavel Kabat, and Fulco Ludwig
EGU2017-7758 | Poster | NP3.3/CL5.19
Thu, 27 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X4

Friday 28 April

Session IE2.1/NH9.19/ESSI3.12
Citizen science and observatories for environmental monitoring, planning, and disaster resilience building
Convened by Wouter Buytaert  
Co-Conveners: Joan Masó , Wei Liu , David Hannah , Markus Stoffel , Steffen Fritz , Uta Wehn 
Orals / Fri, 28 Apr, 08:30–10:00 / Room L2
Posters / Attendance Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall X4

Olha Danylo
Picture Pile: A citizen-powered tool for rapid post-disaster damage assessments

Olha Danylo, Tobias Sturn, Cristiano Giovando, Inian Moorthy, Steffen Fritz, Linda See, Ravi Kapur, Blake Girardot, Andrea Ajmar, Fabio Giulio Tonolo, Tobias Reinicke, Pierre Philippe Mathieu, and Martina Duerauer
EGU2017-19266 | Oral | IE2.1/NH9.19/ESSI3.12
Fri, 28 Apr, 09:00–09:15, Room L2

Gregor Kiesewetter
Source attribution and mitigation strategies for air pollution in Delhi

Gregor Kiesewetter, Pallav Purohit, Wolfgang Schoepp, Jun Liu, Markus Amann, and Anil Bhanarkar
EGU2017-16796 | Oral | AS3.20
Fri, 28 Apr, 09:30–09:45, Room 0.11

Thomas Gasser
EGU Great Debate: Is 2 degrees possible without relying on carbon storage and capture?

To achieve the 2 degree target set in the Paris agreement, levels of investment in new technologies and annual rates of decarbonization must be far higher than anything we have experienced in the past. Can it be done without staking our future on carbon storage and capture? IIASA researcher Thomas Gasser will take part in this discussion.
Fri, 28 Apr, 08:30–10:00 / Room E1

Session HS3.1
Hydroinformatics: computational intelligence, systems analysis, optimisation, data science and data-driven modelling of social-hydrologic systems
 Convener: Dimitri Solomatine  | Co-Conveners: Ghada El Serafy , Amin Elshorbagy , Nilay Dogulu , Maurizio Mazzoleni , Linda See 
Oral / Fri, 28 Apr, 10:30–12:00 / 13:30–17:00 / Room 
Poster / Attendance Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall A

Oskar Franklin
Using natural selection and optimization for smarter vegetation models - challenges and opportunities
Oskar Franklin, Wang Han, Ulf Dieckmann, Wolfgang Cramer, Åke Brännström, Stephan Pietsch, Elena Rovenskaya, and Iain Colin Prentice
EGU2017-11989 | Posters | BG2.21
Fri, 28 Apr, 10:30–12:00, Hall A

Stefan Pietsch
Adressing optimality principles in DGVMs: Dynamics of Carbon allocation changes

Stephan Pietsch
EGU2017-18197 | Poster | BG2.21
Fri, 28 Apr, 10:30–12:00, Hall A

Stefan Pietsch
Assessing tropical rainforest growth traits: Data – Model fusion in the Congo basin and beyond
Stephan Pietsch
EGU2017-18215 | Poster | BG2.21
Fri, 28 Apr, 10:30–12:00, Hall A

Peter Burek
The Community Water Model (CWATM) / Development of a community driven global water model 

Peter Burek, Yusuke Satoh, Peter Greve, Taher Kahil, and Yoshihide Wada
EGU2017-9769 | Poster | HS2.1.3
Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall A

Wei Liu
Participatory and Collaborative Digital Mapping to Enhance Disaster Resilience

Wei Liu, Sumit Dugar, Ian McCallum, Sarah Brown, Linda See, and Reinhard Mechler
EGU2017-16604 | Poster | IE2.1/NH9.19/ESSI3.12
Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X4

Inian Moorthy
LandSense: A Citizen Observatory and Innovation Marketplace for Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring

Inian Moorthy, Steffen Fritz, Linda See, and Ian McCallum
EGU2017-8562 | Posters | IE2.1/NH9.19/ESSI3.12
Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X4

Christoph Perger
Creating an open access cal/val repository via the LACO-Wiki online validation platform

Christoph Perger, Linda See, Christopher Dresel, Juergen Weichselbaum, and Steffen Fritz
EGU2017-12997 | Poster | IE2.4/ESSI3.10
Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X4

Ted Veldkamp
Testing the sensitivity of trade linkages in Europe to compound drought events
Ted Veldkamp, Elco Koks, Mark Thissen, Thomas Wahl, Ivan Haigh, Sanne Muis, and Philip Ward
EGU2017-11941 | Posters | NH1.7/CL2.23/HS11.28 
Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X3

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