Projects and Collaborations

Overview of projects/activities of the Water research program

Global Water Scarcity Atlas

Project seeks to inspire engagement in water scarcity More


Project to develop online portal for national-level, cross-sectoral climate-impact assessments, based on state-of-the-art climate-impacts simulations from ISIMIP More


This project explores how to use multi-model ensembles to inform climate change management. CO-MICC – Supporting risk assessment and adaptation at multiple spatial scales: CO-development of Methods to utilize uncertain multi-model based Information on freshwater-related hazards of Climate Change More

Growth and Fiscal Analysis of Risk Layering Strategies (GFRList)

'Risk-layering' strategies to reduce, retain and transfer disaster risk not only protect productive assets and lives, but implemented appropriately, could yield a number of additional benefits that could enhance wellbeing and resilience. Yet, conventional static macroeconomic models are not capable of analysing how alternative fiscal resource allocations to risk-layering options may affect developing countries’ growth trajectories under the impact of climate change. More

Water Futures and Solutions

The Water Futures and Solutions Initiative is a ground-breaking study into sustainable solutions to meet local, national, and global water challenges. It is looking for additional partners from the development, business, and scientific community. More

Advancing WFaS East Africa: Scaling out resilient water and agricultural systems (scaleWAYS)

The research and development project analyzes up scaling options for water and land management practices for the resilient and sustainable intensification of agricultural production and food systems in the extended Lake Victoria Basin. More

Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (ISWEL)

A ground-breaking study into sustainable solutions to jointly meet water, energy and land demands at the global level, and also zooming into two large transboundary basins facing multiple development and environmental challenges: The Zambezi and the Indus. More

Sustainable aviation biofuel supply chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) has commissioned IIASA to assess pathways towards large-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa. More

GAEZ v.4 and FAO-GAEZ Data Portal

The project will update the Harmonized World Soil Database (HWSD) V1.2 and transfer the Global Agro-ecological Zones (GAEZ) technology released by IIASA in 2010 to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations More


The MEDEAS project aims to  integrate the energy sector with other domains, thereby guiding European policy towards a low-carbon economy. More

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