Living Planet: Clean energy's thirst

PODCAST - 28 April 2016


The transition from fossil fuels to renewables for energy production is accelerating. But recent research warns that efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could put pressure on water resources, particularly in developing countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. In this radio story from Deutsche Welle, IIASA researchers Oliver Fricko and Keywan Riahi explain new research findings linking energy and water resources. Read more>>

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This story aired on Deutsche Welle on 13 April 2016

About the speaker

Oliver Fricko 's research has focused on developing energy models (both simulation and optimization for the supply and demand side) and conducting energy systems analysis for the purpose of devising long-term energy infrastructure strategies for cities and countries around the world. The work was carried out for political institutions as well as for various private companies, research programs, energy providers and for investors.

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Oliver Fricko

Research Scholar


T +43(0) 2236 807 225

Keywan Riahi

Program Director


T +43(0) 2236 807 491

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