16 October 2017

Yoshihide Wada to receive prestigious prize from the European Geosciences Union

2018 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists


Water Program Deputy Director Yoshihide Wada has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists, awarded by the European Geosciences Union.

EGU awards honor scientists for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Yoshi will receive his prize at the EGU 2018 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 8–13 April.

Yoshi was selected for the award due to the pioneering nature and scope of his work. 

His research focus has been on capturing the effects of the human footprint on the global hydrological cycle. This new and growing body of work within hydrology is being spearheaded by Dr Wada.

Yoshi's scientific achievements include:

  • Carrying out the first global quantitative assessment of groundwater pumping and depletion
  • Carrying out the first global and regional assessments of transboundary groundwater stress
  • Linking the resulting groundwater depletion to global food trade
  • Establishing a novel method of separating human impacts (water use, reservoirs etc.) from natural climate variability through hydrological model simulations
  • Carrying out integrated assessments of human impacts on groundwater and surface water resources, and establishing a method to quantify water use for livestock, irrigation, industry and households use.


Since joining IIASA Yoshi has expanded his work linking hydrological science to human dimensions including the social, economic and political. He is currently developing new robust hydrological models that can be applied under different hydrological and societal settings worldwide.

Find out more about Yoshi and his work in a recent interview.


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Last edited: 14 March 2018

CONTACT DETAILS

Yoshihide Wada

Acting Program Director

Water

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PUBLICATIONS

Sadri S, Pan M, Wada Y , Vergopolan N, Sheffield J, Famiglietti JS, Kerr Y, & Wood E (2020). A global near-real-time soil moisture index monitor for food security using integrated SMOS and SMAP. Remote Sensing of Environment 246: e111864. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2020.111864.

Hunt J , Zakeri B, Lopes R, Barbosa P, Nascimento A, Castro N, Brandão R, Schneider P, et al. (2020). Existing and new arrangements of pumped-hydro storage plants. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 129: e109914. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2020.109914.

Konapala G, Mishra AK, Wada Y , & Mann ME (2020). Climate change will affect global water availability through compounding changes in seasonal precipitation and evaporation. Nature Communications 11 (1): e3044. DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-16757-w.

Telteu C-E, Müller Schmied H, Thiery W, Leng G, Burek P , Liu X, Boulange JES, Seaby LP, et al. (2020). Similarities and differences among fifteen global water models in simulating the vertical water balance. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-7549. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.

Do HX, Zhao F, Westra S, Leonard M, Gudmundsson L, Boulange JES, Chang J, Ciais P, et al. (2020). Historical and future changes in global flood magnitude evidence from a model-observation investigation. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 24 (3): 1543-1564. DOI:10.5194/hess-24-1543-2020.

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