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.
Water resources are central to development and poverty alleviation. Yet decision makers face many challenges to ensuring their sustainable and equitable use. More
An IIASA scientist has contributed to a new Global Environment Outlook report that details how societies can meet goals to support a healthy planet and growing population, provided they embrace integrated strategies. More
World Water Day is held annually on the 22 March and is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. IIASA is participating in a number of activities and initiatives focused on how to raise awareness of and fin... More
Deputy Program Director Water
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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).
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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
Zhong H, Sun L, Fischer G, Tian Z, & Liang Z (2019). Optimizing regional cropping systems with a dynamic adaptation strategy for water sustainable agriculture in the Hebei Plain. Agricultural Systems 173: 94-106. DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2019.02.005.
Blas A, Garrido A, Unver O, & Willaarts B (2019). A comparison of the Mediterranean diet and current food consumption patterns in Spain from a nutritional and water perspective. Science of the Total Environment 664: 1020-1029. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.111.
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Zhao D, Hubacek K, Feng K, Sun L, & Liu J (2019). Explaining virtual water trade: A spatial-temporal analysis of the comparative advantage of land, labor and water in China. Water Research 153: 304-314. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2019.01.025.
Masud MB, Wada Y ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4770-2539, Goss G, & Faramarzi M (2019). Global implications of regional grain production through virtual water trade. Science of the Total Environment 659: 807-820. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.392.
Munoz Castillo R, Feng K, Sun L, Guilhoto J, Pfister S, Miralles-Wilhelm F, & Hubacek K (2019). The land-water nexus of biofuel production in Brazil: Analysis of synergies and trade-offs using a multiregional input-output model. Journal of Cleaner Production 214: 52-61. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.264.
Liu X, Liu W, Yang H, Tang Q, Flörke M, Masaki Y, Müller Schmied H, Ostberg S, et al. (2019). Multimodel assessments of human and climate impacts on mean annual streamflow in China. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 23 (3): 1245-1261. DOI:10.5194/hess-23-1245-2019.
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