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Muhammad Awais


Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment


Muhammad Awais joined IIASA in 2019 and is a researcher in the Energy, Climate, and Environment Program. He is currently contributing to the development of a multi-scale and multi-sector integrated assessment model within the MESSAGEix ecosystem. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria, Canada.

His main research interests include integrated assessment modeling for accessing sustainable pathways for water-energy-land challenges to support policy analysis at national and basin scales. His MS Thesis was about quantifying costs of environmental flows in the Indus River Basin using the NExus Solutions Tool (NEST) model developed by IIASA.

Awais obtained his master's degree in Hydro Science and Engineering from the Technical University Dresden, Germany (August 2019) and his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan (May 2016). In addition, he has one year of experience working with an engineering consultancy firm on designing electrical transmission lines and reviewing hydraulic designs of hydropower projects.

Last update: 29 SEP 2021


Awais, M. , Seatle, M., & McPherson, M. (2023). Teaching Integrated Assessment Modeling for Sustainable Transitions: Lessons and Insights. In: Eleventh International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD2023), June 18-21 2023, Colorado, USA.

Falchetta, G. , Awais, M. , Giordano, V., Ireland, G., Semeria, F., Tuninetti, M., Vinca, A. , & Zulu, A. (2023). Soft-linking climate-land-water-energy assessment and planning models for sustainable development in rural Africa: preliminary results from the LEAP-RE RE4AFAGRI project. In: EGU General Assembly 2023, 23-28 April 2023, Vienna.

Awais, M. , Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S., McPherson, M., Byers, E. , Willaarts, B. , Muhamma, A., & Riahi, K. (2022). Replenishing the Indus Delta through multi-sector transformation. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10 e958101. 10.3389/fenvs.2022.958101.

Awais, M. , Vinca, A. , Byers, E. , Tagomori, I.S., Harmsen, M., Krey, V. , & Riahi, K. (2022). Achieving a balance between SDGs & Climate impacts across Energy, Water Land nexus. In: Fifteenth Annual IAMC Meeting, 29 November - 1 December 2022, College Park, MD, USA.