Water Security Research Group
Biodiversity and Natural Resources
BiographyDr. Mikhail Smilovic is a Research Scholar with the IIASA Water (WAT) program, where he is investigating issues related to water and food security through simulations and stakeholder-driven model development.
Humans influence the pattern of how water moves within the hydrological cycle. This includes collecting, managing, and distributing water from rainfall, rivers, reservoirs, and groundwater aquifers. This water then satisfies agricultural, domestic, and industrial water interests. Simulating the water cycle in managed regions to address questions of water security necessitates including certain processes related to human interactions within the water cycle. Simulating at finer resolutions offers both the opportunity and challenge of including human-integrated processes that at coarser resolutions are either absorbed into other processes, not possible, or not relevant, while at higher resolutions are necessary to sufficiently represent the system.
Dr. Smilovic is further developing the hydrological model CWatM created at IIASA, increasing the resolution and improving representations of human interactions within the water cycle.
Last update: 30 SEP 2020
Greve, P., Burek, P. , Guillaumot, L. , van Meijgaard, E., Aalbers, E., Smilovic, M. , Sperna-Weiland, F., Kahil, T. , & Wada, Y. (2023). Low flow sensitivity to water withdrawals in Central and Southwestern Europe under 2 K global warming. Environmental Research Letters 18 (9) e094020. 10.1088/1748-9326/acec60.
de Bruijn, J. , Smilovic, M. , Burek, P. , Guillaumot, L. , Wada, Y. , & Aerts, J.C.J.H. (2023). GEB v0.1: a large-scale agent-based socio-hydrological model – simulating 10 million individual farming households in a fully distributed hydrological model. Geoscientific Model Development 16 (9) 2437-2454. 10.5194/gmd-16-2437-2023.
Klauer, B., Küblböck, K., Omann, I., Karutz, R., Klassert, C., Zhu, Y., Zozmann, H., Smilovic, M. , Talozi, S., Figueroa, A.J., Grohs, H., Heilemann, J., & Gorelick, S. (2022). Stakeholder Workshops Informing System Modeling—Analyzing the Urban Food–Water–Energy Nexus in Amman, Jordan. Sustainability 14 (19) e11984. 10.3390/su141911984.