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Researcher Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group
Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Researcher Sustainable Service Systems Research Group
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Muhammad Awais joined IIASA in 2019 and is a research assistant in the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program, where he is contributing to the development of a multi-scale and multi-sector integrated assessment model within MESSAGEix ecosystem in the ECE program. 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 Indus River Basin using the NExus Solutions Tool (NEST) model developed by IIASA.
Mr. Awais obtained his master's degree in Hydro Science & Engineering from the Technical University Dresden, Germany (August 2019) and his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Computer & 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: 12 APR 2021
Awais, M. , Parkinson, S. , Zakeri, B. , McPherson, M., & Riahi, K. (2020). Leveraging new open-source modelling tools to rapidly prototype pathways for achieving SDG7 and mid-century climate targets in Pakistan. In: AGU Fall Meeting, 11-17 December 2018.
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Riahi, K. , Byers, E. , Siddiqi, A., Muhammad, A., Ilyas, A., Yogeswaran, N., et al. (2020). Transboundary cooperation a potential route to sustainable development in the Indus basin. Nature Sustainability 10.1038/s41893-020-00654-7.
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