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Peter Greve

Research Scholar

Water Security Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


Peter Greve joined the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as a research scholar in November 2016. In the Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) program, Water Security (WAT) research group, he contributes to the group's activities by providing a climate-focused perspective both on the use and the development, specifically of the Community Water Model (CWatM), and the integrated assessments at IIASA in general.

He received his PhD from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2015, for his work on the topic of understanding and characterizing past, present, and future hydroclimatological change. He also holds a diploma in Meteorology from Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany.

Dr. Greve's main research interest is at the interface of climate and hydrological science. During his time at ETH Zurich as a postdoctoral researcher/PhD student, he aimed to identify and quantify historical and projected trends of water availability and aridity and their associated uncertainties by using a comprehensive collection of datasets and climate models. He is also interested in the further development and use of the popular conceptual Budyko framework in the context of hydroclimatological assessments. He was a contributing author for the IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 ┬░ and is involved in four different chapters (concerning drought and hydrological impacts) in WGI and WGII of the upcoming IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

Last update: 09 FEB 2021


Wang-Erlandsson, Lan, Tobian, Arne, van der Ent, Ruud J., Fetzer, Ingo, te Wierik, Sofie, Porkka, Miina, Staal, Arie, Jaramillo, Fernando, Dahlmann, Heindriken, Singh, Chandrakant, Greve, Peter, Gerten, Dieter, Keys, Patrick W., Gleeson, Tom, Cornell, Sarah E., Steffen, Will, Bai, Xuemei, & Rockstr├Âm, Johan (2022). A planetary boundary for green water. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment 10.1038/s43017-022-00287-8. (In Press)

Sperna Weiland, F.C., Visser, R.D., Greve, P., Bisselink, B., Brunner, L., & Weerts, A.H. (2021). Estimating Regionalized Hydrological Impacts of Climate Change Over Europe by Performance-Based Weighting of CORDEX Projections. Frontiers in Water 3 10.3389/frwa.2021.713537.

Chiang, F., Greve, P., Mazdiyasni, O., Wada, Y. , & AghaKouchak, A. (2021). A Multivariate Conditional Probability Ratio Framework for the Detection and Attribution of Compound Climate Extremes. Geophysical Research Letters 48 (15) e2021GL094361. 10.1029/2021GL094361.

Tramberend, S. , Burtscher, R. , Burek, P. , Kahil, T. , Fischer, G., Mochizuki, J. , Greve, P., Kimwaga, R., Nyenje, P., Ondiek, R., Nakawuka, P., Hyandye, C., Sibomana, C., Luoga, H.P., Matano, A.S., Langan, S. , & Wada, Y. (2021). Co-development of East African regional water scenarios for 2050. One Earth 4 (3) 434-447. 10.1016/j.oneear.2021.02.012.