The IIASA Water Program works across various water-related sectors and management scales. It studies a range of possible future socioeconomic changes and technological innovations.
The program seeks to incorporate water science into assessment and planning studies at the nexus of water, food, energy, and environmental security. Its aim is to establish a critical mass of water knowledge through development of new modeling tools and data collection.
The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other place on Earth, and as more and more sea ice is lost every year, we are already feeling the impacts. IIASA researchers explored strategies for cooling down the oceans in a world without this important cooling mechanism. More
Mountains and highlands are often referred to as natural “water towers” because they provide lowland communities with essential freshwater for drinking, irrigation, industry, food, and energy production. A new Nature study provides insight into this valuable resource, which is crucial to the welfare of 1.9 billion people. More
Several IIASA researchers from the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program, the Energy Program, the Ecosystems Services and Management Program, and the Water Program, have been recognized again for their outstanding contribution to scientific literature. More
A ground-breaking study into sustainable solutions to jointly meet water, energy and land demands at the global level, and also zooming into two large transboundary basins facing multiple development and environmental challenges: The Zambezi and the Indus. More
IIASA Water Program Director Yoshihide Wada has been invited as a key speaker at the First G20 Agricultural Deputies mee... More
Water research at IIASA
IIASA research programs have continually been active in water science since the Institute's inception in 1972. IIASA played a prominent role in various recent large integrated water projects: WATCH (Water and Global Change); SCENES (Scenarios for Europe and Neighbouring States).
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Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
Research Group Leader and Research Scholar Water Security Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
Program and Project Officer Water Security Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
Program and Project Officer Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
IIASA Water Program researchers have developed a new model to study #water #systems across whole continents. Study published today in @theAGU journal Water Resources Research | https://t.co/lLNS6Nq1pT #watermanagement #waterenergyfood #waterresources #watersystems pic.twitter.com/uFjqsh7GIB— IIASA (@IIASAVienna) October 12, 2018
Sperling, F., Havlik, P. , Denis, M., Valin, H. , Palazzo, A. , Gaupp, F., & Visconti, P. (2022). Toward resilient food systems after COVID-19. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability 4, e100110. 10.1016/j.crsust.2021.100110.
Opara, K. & Oh, P.P. (2022). Regularization and concave loss functions for estimation of chemical kinetic models. Applied Soft Computing 116, e108286. 10.1016/j.asoc.2021.108286.
Jurasz, J., Piasecki, A., Hunt, J. , Zheng, W., Ma, T., & Kies, A. (2022). Building integrated pumped-storage potential on a city scale: An analysis based on geographic information systems. Energy 242, e122966. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.122966.
Fraisl, D. , See, L. , Sturn, T., MacFeely, S., Bowser, A., Campbell, J., Moorthy, I., Danylo, O., McCallum, I. , & Fritz, S. (2022). Demonstrating the potential of Picture Pile as a citizen science tool for SDG monitoring. Environmental Science & Policy 128, 81-93. 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.10.034.
Strelkovskii, N. , Rovenskaya, E. , Ilmola-Sheppard, L., Bartmann, R., Rein-Sapir, Y., & Feitelson, E. (2022). Implications of COVID-19 Mitigation Policies for National Well-Being: A Systems Perspective. Sustainability 14 (1), p. 433. 10.3390/su14010433.
Bora, J., Saikia, N., Kebede, E.B., & Lutz, W. (2022). Revisiting the causes of fertility decline in Bangladesh: the relative importance of female education and family planning programs. Asian Population Studies, 1-24. 10.1080/17441730.2022.2028253.
Krasovskiy, A. & Platov, A.S. (2022). Algorithm for Solving a Problem of Optimal Control of Structured Populations Interacting at Stationary States. Proceedings of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics 315 (1), 140-148. 10.1134/S0081543821050102.
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