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 Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
Program and Project Officer Water Security Research Group - 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.
Falchetta, G. , Michoud, B., Hafner, M., & Rother, M. (2022). Harnessing finance for a new era of decentralised electricity access: A review of private investment patterns and emerging business models. Energy Research & Social Science 90, e102587. 10.1016/j.erss.2022.102587.
Shahangian, S.A., Tabesh, M., Yazdanpanah, M., Zobeidi, T., & Raoof, M.A. (2022). Promoting the adoption of residential water conservation behaviors as a preventive policy to sustainable urban water management. Journal of Environmental Management 313, e115005. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115005.
Mir, K.A., Purohit, P. , Cail, S., & Kim, S. (2022). Co-benefits of air pollution control and climate change mitigation strategies in Pakistan. Environmental Science & Policy 133, 31-43. 10.1016/j.envsci.2022.03.008.
Hunt, J. , Nascimento, A., Zakeri, B. , & Barbosa, P.S.F. (2022). Hydrogen Deep Ocean Link: a global sustainable interconnected energy grid. Energy 249, e123660. 10.1016/j.energy.2022.123660.
Vieira, L.W., Marques, A.D., Duarte, J., Zanardo, R.P., Schneider, P.S., Viana, F.A.C., da Silva Neto, A.J., Centeno, F.R., Hunt, J. , & Siluk, J.C.M. (2022). Operational guide to stabilize, standardize and increase power plant efficiency. Applied Energy 315, e118973. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.118973.
Villarroel-Schneider, J., Höglund-Isaksson, L. , Mainali, B., Martí-Herrero, J., Cardozo, E., Malmquist, A., & Martin, A. (2022). Energy self-sufficiency and greenhouse gas emission reductions in Latin American dairy farms through massive implementation of biogas-based solutions. Energy Conversion and Management 261, e115670. 10.1016/j.enconman.2022.115670.
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