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Paul T. Yillia (Dr. techn.) is Guest Research Scholar with the Water (WAT) Program at IIASA. Until June 2017, he worked with the Policy Team at Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) as lead policy specialist supporting the overall operational process to support countries align their energy policy/plans with SDGs and facilitating the action needed to ensure that SEforALL country action work is supporting national energy priorities and actions towards the global energy and climate change goals.
He was at the same time thematic expert on cross-cutting issues, leading and undertaking several key actions to incorporate the water-energy-food nexus perspective within the overall SEforALL global action agenda and partner programs.
Dr Yillia is a visiting scholar at Vienna University of Technology, where he previously held a full-time position as research and teaching scholar and supported joint research and transnational exchange of knowledge and skills on water science and technology, especially in developing countries and countries in transition.
Prior to that, he undertook various assignments in the Netherlands with UNESCO-IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, UNDP Cap-Net, University of Sierra Leone and Egerton University where he held various research and capacity building responsibilities within the framework of international development co-operation. In addition, he has undertaken several consultancy assignments with various governments and international organizations, including UNOPS, UNF, UN-Water, UN-Environment, UNESCO and UNIDO.
Last update: 23-OCT-2017
Donde, O.O., Atoni, E., Muia, A.W., & Yillia, P. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as a critical control measure remains a major challenge in low-income countries. Water Research 191, e116793. 10.1016/j.watres.2020.116793.
TWI2050 - The World in 2050, (2019). The Digital Revolution and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges. Report prepared by the World in 2050 initiative. IIASA
Cudennec, C., Liu, J., Qi, J., Yang, H., Zheng, C., Gain, A. K., Lawford, R., de Strasser, L., et al. (2018). Epistemological dimensions of the water–energy–food nexus approach: reply to discussions of “Challenges in operationalizing the water–energy–food nexus”. Hydrological Sciences Journal 63 (12), 1868-1871. 10.1080/02626667.2018.1545097.
Liu, J., Yang, H., Cudennec, C., Gain, A.K., Hoff, H., Lawford, R., Qi, J., de Strasser, L., et al. (2017). Challenges in operationalizing the water–energy–food nexus. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 1-7. 10.1080/02626667.2017.1353695.
Wada, Y. , Flörke, M., Hanasaki, N., Eisner, S., Fischer, G., Tramberend, S. , Satoh, Y., van Vliet, M., et al. (2016). Modeling global water use for the 21st century: Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative and its approaches. Geoscientific Model Development 9, 175-222. 10.5194/gmd-9-175-2016.
Yumkella, K.K. & Yillia, P. (2015). Framing the water-energy nexus for the post-2015 development agenda. Aquatic Procedia 5, 8-12. 10.1016/j.aqpro.2015.10.003.
Cosgrove, W., Fischer, G., Floerke, M., Hizsnyik, E., Magnuszewski, P., Pahl-Wostl, C., Scherzer, A., Segrave, A., et al. (2015). Towards Innovative Solutions through Integrative Futures Analysis - Preliminary qualitative scenarios. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-15-012
Magnuszewski, P., Wiberg, D., Cosgrove, W., Fischer, G., Floerke, M., Hizsnyik, E., Pahl-Wostl, C., Segrave, A., et al. (2015). Conceptual framework for scenarios development in the Water futures and Solutions project. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-15-011
Tramberend, S. , Wiberg, D., Wada, Y. , Flörke, M., Fischer, G., Satoh, Y., Yillia, P., van Vliet, M., et al. (2015). Building global water use scenarios. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-15-014
Macharia, P.W., Yillia, P., Muia, W.A., Byamukama, D., & Kreuzinger, N. (2015). Microbial quality of domestic water: following the contamination chain in a rural township in Kenya. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 5 (1), 39-49. 10.2166/washdev.2014.070.
Yillia, P. (2015). Water-Energy-Food nexus: framing the opportunities, challenges and synergies for implementing the SDGs. Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft, 1-13. 10.1007/s00506-016-0297-4.
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