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IIASA Alumnus Water
Dr. Naota Hanasaki completed his doctoral degree in Engineering at the University of Tokyo in March 2006. Before that he completed a Masters and a Bachelors of Engineering University of Tokyo. Since 2006 he is a highly rewarded researcher at the Climate Risk Assessment Section, Center for Global Environmental Research of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and received several awards, including the Encouragement Prize from the Japan Society of Environmental Science (September 2014), the Encouragement Prize of Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (March 2006) and the Furuichi Award (Japan, March 2003).
Since the inception of the IIASA Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative, Dr. Hanasaki has been diligently contributing to multi-model assessments of future water demand and availability using the so called H08 Model, a global hydrological model he developed (http://h08.nies.go.jp). He is also co-author of the WFaS fast track paper (Wada et al., 2016; GMD). For the next phases of the WFaS initiative, he is going to conduct important global hydrological simulations designed for improved simulation of future water use. He also supports the development and improvement of the hydrological model developed by IIASA’s Water Program. This includes modeling sea water desalination, canal water transfer etc.. Dr. Hanasaki's contributions will continue to be vital for the progress of the WFaS initiative in the coming years.
Last update: 30-SEP-2016
Huang Z, Hejazi M, Li X, Tang Q, Leng G, Liu Y, Döll P, Eisner S, et al. (2018). Reconstruction of global gridded monthly sectoral water withdrawals for 1971-2010 and analysis of their spatiotemporal patterns. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 22: 2117-2133. DOI:10.5194/hess-2017-551.
Zhou Q, Hanasaki N, Fujimori S, Masaki Y, & Hijioka Y (2018). Economic consequences of global climate change and mitigation on future hydropower generation. Climatic Change 147 (1-2): 77-90. DOI:10.1007/s10584-017-2131-9.
Greve P, Kahil T, Mochizuki J, Florke M, Eisner S, Hanasaki N, & Wada Y (2017). Global assessment of water policy challenges under uncertainty in water scarcity projections. In: ILEAPS Science conference, 11-14 September 2017, Oxford, UK.
Wada Y, Bierkens MFP, de Roo A, Dirmeyer Pa, Famiglietti JS, Hanasaki N, Konar M, Liu J, et al. (2017). Human-water interface in hydrological modeling: Current status and future directions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 21: 4169-4193. DOI:10.5194/hess-2017-248.
Greve P, Kahil T, Schinko T, Mochizuki J, Satoh Y, Burek P, Burtscher R, Langan S, et al. (2017). Global assessment of water policy vulnerability under uncertainty in water scarcity projections. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Masaki Y, Hanasaki N, Biemans H, Müller Schmied H, Tang Q, Wada Y, Gosling S, Takahashi K, et al. (2017). Intercomparison of global river discharge simulations focusing on dam operation --- Part II: Multiple models analysis in two case-study river basins, Missouri-Mississippi and Green-Colorado. Environmental Research Letters 12 (5): 055002. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa57a8.
Wiberg D, Satoh Y, Burek P, Fischer G, Tramberend S, Kahil T, Flörke M, Eisner S, et al. (2017). Water Futures and Solutions: Asia 2050 (Final Report). Knowledge and Innovation Support for the Water Financing Program of the Asian Development Bank (RETA 6498). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria (Submitted)
Satoh Y, Fischer G, Burek P, Wada Y, Floerke M, Eisner S, & Hanasaki N (2016). Development of future water use scenarios: Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative’s approaches. In: Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016, 22-26 May 2016, Makuhari Messe, Japan. (Submitted)
Hanasaki N, Yoshikawa S, Kakinuma K, & Kanae S (2016). A seawater desalination scheme for global hydrological models. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 20 (10): 4143-4157. DOI:10.5194/hess-20-4143-2016.
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