Research Group Leader and Research Scholar
Water Security Research Group
Biodiversity and Natural Resources
BiographyTaher Kahil joined IIASA as a Research Scholar with the Water (WAT) Program in September 2015. Dr. Kahil obtained his PhD in economics at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2015. His completed PhD dissertation includes the development and use of a hydro-economic model of Spanish basins and the application of cooperative game theory to water resources management. He has been the recipient of a number of scholarships and awards including the FPI-INIA PhD scholarship of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and the award for the best PhD dissertation in economics at the University of Zaragoza.
His research interests are in the areas of integrated biophysical economics modeling for basin scale water policy analysis, the economics of water allocation and water quality, and evaluation of adaptation policy interventions to global changes in water and agriculture. At IIASA, Dr. Kahil leads the development of the large-scale hydro-economic modeling framework (ECHO). He is currently involved in a number of international research projects on water-food-energy nexus management, upscaling of sustainable intensification practices, and disaster risk reduction. He has published over 40 publications including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and policy briefs. He is a topic editor at the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (MDPI). Dr. Kahil was appointed Research Group Leader of the newly formed Water Security research group at IIASA, as of January 2021.
Last update: 09 OCT 2020
Ermolieva, T., Havlik, P. , Derci Augustynczik, A.L., Boere, E., Frank, S. , Kahil, T. , Wang, G., Balkovič, J. , Skalský, R. , Folberth, C. , Komendantova, N. , & Knopov, P. S. (2023). A Novel Robust Meta-Model Framework for Predicting Crop Yield Probability Distributions Using Multisource Data. Cybernetics and Systems Analysis 10.1007/s10559-023-00620-z.
Lutz, W. & Pachauri, S. (2023). Systems Analysis for Sustainable Wellbeing. 50 years of IIASA research, 40 years after the Brundtland Commission, contributing to the post-2030 Global Agenda. IIASA Report. Laxenburg, Austria: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) 10.5281/zenodo.8214208.
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.
Ermolieva, T., Skalský, R. , Balkovič, J. , Folberth, C. , Havlik, P. , Derci Augustynczik, A.L., Frank, S. , Kahil, T. , Wang, G., & Komendantova, N. (2023). Robust meta-model for investigating crop yields and Soil Organic Carbon dynamics and probability distributions depending on land use practices, soil characteristics and climate change: Insights for soil health preservation and Food security. In: Soil Physics and Healthy Cropland Cultivation, 4-7 August, 2023, Hangzhou, China.
Expósito, A., Kahil, T. , & Berbel, J. (2023). Editorial — Advances in Hydro-Economic Modeling for Sustainable Basin Management in a Context of Climate Change. Water Economics and Policy 09 (01) e2302001. 10.1142/S2382624X23020010.