Water research in Africa

Workshop on Solutions for a Water Secure East Africa in 2050

Participants explore mid to long term water resources management and planning for Eastern Africa More

I Stakeholder Workshop Zambezi Basin

IIASA participates in the II Zambezi Basin Stakeholder Forum "Benefits of Co-operation and Basin-wide Planning in the Management and Development of Shared Water Resources" More

Innovative tool allows continental-scale water, energy, and land system modeling

A new large-scale hydroeconomic model, developed by a team at IIASA, will allow researchers to study water systems across whole continents, looking at sustainability of supply and the impacts of water management on the energy and agricultural sectors. More


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Burek, P. , Kahil, T. , Parkinson, S. , Satoh, Y., & Wada, Y. (2018). Integrated modeling for assessing water-energy-land nexus - Application of a hydrological and hydro-economic modeling framework for the Zambezi basin. In: Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018, 20-24 May, 2018, Chiba, Japan.

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