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Piotr Magnuszewski

Research Scholar

Water Security Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

Research Scholar

Equity and Justice Research Group

Population and Just Societies Program


Piotr Magnuszewski has a background in mathematics (MSc) and physics (PhD). He later gained experience in the area of complexity science, working actively on interdisciplinary topics. He is presently working with both the Water (WAT) Program and in the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program at IIASA.

Dr. Magnuszewski has been working for many years as a systems modeler, researcher, facilitator, and professional trainer. He is particularly involved in linking theory and practice, science and policy, knowledge and action through diverse systems and knowledge management tools. He has been applying and teaching systems approach with diverse groups of scientists, NGOs, businesses and administration in many continents and countries.

Dr. Magnuszewski has been engaged in many international projects on resilience and adaptive management of complex socio-ecological systems. In this context, he developed and applied, in a participatory way, a range of system dynamics qualitative and quantitative models. He designed many simulation, role-playing as well as experimental games addressing the issues of sustainable development, water resources management and disaster risk management. He is an author of many research and educational publications.

Last update: 23 OCT 2017


Ringsmuth, A.K., Otto, I.M., van den Hurk, B., Lahn, G., Reyer, C.P.O., Carter, T.R., Magnuszewski, P., Monasterolo, I., Aerts, J.C.J.H., Benzie, M., Campiglio, E., Fronzek, S., Gaupp, F., Jarzabek, L., Klein, R.J.T., Knaepen, H., Mechler, R. , Mysiak, J., Sillmann, J., Stuparu, D., & West, C. (2022). Lessons from COVID-19 for managing transboundary climate risks and building resilience. Climate Risk Management 35 e100395. 10.1016/j.crm.2022.100395.

West, C.D., Stokeld, E., Campiglio, E., Croft, S., Detges, A., Duranovic, A., von Jagow, A., Jarząbek, Ł., König, C., Knaepen, H., Magnuszewski, P., Monasterolo, I., & Reyer, C.P.O. (2021). Europe's cross-border trade, human security and financial connections: A climate risk perspective. Climate Risk Management 34 e100382. 10.1016/j.crm.2021.100382.

Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Riahi, K. , Byers, E. , Siddiqi, A., Muhammad, A., Ilyas, A., Yogeswaran, N., Willaarts, B. , Magnuszewski, P., Awais, M. , Rowe, A., & Djilali, N. (2021). Transboundary cooperation a potential route to sustainable development in the Indus basin. Nature Sustainability 4 331-339. 10.1038/s41893-020-00654-7.

Mochizuki, J. , Magnuszewski, P., Pajak, M., Krolikowska, K., Jarzabek, L., & Kulakowska, M. (2021). Simulation games as a catalyst for social learning: The case of the water-food-energy nexus game. Global Environmental Change 66 e102204. 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102204.

Dieckmann, U. , Hager, G. , Magnuszewski, P., & Lees, M. (2020). Human Capabilities for Systems Leadership: Disseminating Systems Thinking through Education and Training. In: Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century. pp. 153-166 Paris, France: New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64-49456-5 10.1787/879c4f7a-en.