The IIASA Water Program works across various water-related sectors and management scales. It studies a range of possible future socioeconomic changes and technological innovations.
The program seeks to incorporate water science into assessment and planning studies at the nexus of water, food, energy, and environmental security. Its aim is to establish a critical mass of water knowledge through development of new modeling tools and data collection.
The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other place on Earth, and as more and more sea ice is lost every year, we are already feeling the impacts. IIASA researchers explored strategies for cooling down the oceans in a world without this important cooling mechanism. More
Mountains and highlands are often referred to as natural “water towers” because they provide lowland communities with essential freshwater for drinking, irrigation, industry, food, and energy production. A new Nature study provides insight into this valuable resource, which is crucial to the welfare of 1.9 billion people. More
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
IIASA Water Program Director Yoshihide Wada has been invited as a key speaker at the First G20 Agricultural Deputies mee... More
Water research at IIASA
IIASA research programs have continually been active in water science since the Institute's inception in 1972. IIASA played a prominent role in various recent large integrated water projects: WATCH (Water and Global Change); SCENES (Scenarios for Europe and Neighbouring States).
Last edited: 21 March 2020
IIASA Water Program researchers have developed a new model to study #water #systems across whole continents. Study published today in @theAGU journal Water Resources Research | https://t.co/lLNS6Nq1pT #watermanagement #waterenergyfood #waterresources #watersystems pic.twitter.com/uFjqsh7GIB— IIASA (@IIASAVienna) October 12, 2018
Willaarts B , Lechón Y, Mayor B, de la Rúa C, & Garrido A (2020). Cross-sectoral implications of the implementation of irrigation water use efficiency policies in Spain: A nexus footprint approach. Ecological Indicators 109: no.105795. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105795.
Andrade Furtado GCd, Amarante Mesquita AL, Morabito A, Hendrick P, & Hunt J (2020). Using hydropower waterway locks for energy storage and renewable energies integration. Applied Energy 275: e115361. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115361.
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.
Parkinson S & Hunt J (2020). The economic potential for rainfed agrivoltaics in groundwater stressed regions. Environmental Science & Technology Letters DOI:10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00349. (In Press)
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.
Liu X, Tian Z, Sun L, Liu J, Wu W, Xu H, Sun L, & Wang C (2020). Mitigating heat-related mortality risk in Shanghai, China: system dynamics modeling simulations. Environmental Geochemistry and Health DOI:10.1007/s10653-020-00556-9. (In Press)
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