10 December 2018

IIASA at AGU 2018

IIASA researchers will participate in the 100th Anniversary American Geosciences Union Fall Meeting 2018, presenting new research on climate policies, water, air, and more. Yoshihide Wada will be presented with the 2018 Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award for his outstanding work in hydrologic science.

© Orhan Cam| Shutterstock

© Orhan Cam| Shutterstock

The AGU fall meeting brings together over 23,000 researchers from around the world covering disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. It will highlight the latest discoveries, insights, and advances for the global community of geoscientists, and at the same time raise appreciation of the value and impact of their science among world leaders in Washington, D.C.

A wide scope of AGU 2018 sessions will feature IIASA researchers, alumni, and collaborators:

  • Over 70 first-authored papers are by IIASA staff or alumni (in oral or poster presentations).
  • 15 IIASA staff and at least 47 IIASA alumni are scheduled to make presentations, and among those 22 are former Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participants.
  • IIASA staff and alumni are conveners of at least 25 sessions.

Albert van Jaarsveld, IIASA Director General and CEO, and Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA Deputy Director General and CEO, will be speaking at the event Geoscience Impact in a Complex World: Successful Collaboration with Social Scientists, which is convened by IIASA. The session will also be available on AGU On-Demand. Former IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will be co-convening a session jointly with the President of the International Science Council Gordon McBean.

At this year's meeting Yoshihide Wada, IIASA Water Program deputy director, will be presented with the 2018 Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award. Yoshi was selected for the award for demonstrating exceptional promise for continued contributions in research, education, and societal impacts.

IIASA alumnus Gregory Carmichael has been selected as an AGU Fellow for his visionary leadership and scientific excellence.

The IIASA NMO the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Friends of IIASA are also planning to organize IIASA community events in Washinton D.C. on 13 November.

The AGU Fall meeting provides a unique opportunity for journalists and science writers to talk to researchers, learn about new developments and find out about the latest discoveries in a variety of areas, such as climate, space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, and seafloor exploration.

Additional information for journalists will be available prior to the meeting: To arrange interviews with IIASA researchers please contact the IIASA Press Office.

Below list is a selection of IIASA networking and scientific events; for the full program please visit the AGU Program page


Joint event by the U.S. National Committee of IIASA and the U.S. Friends of IIASA

Thursday, 13 December
Introducing IIASA DG Albert van Jaarsveld
Please RSPV if you wish to attend.


Union Sessions

Friday, 14 December
Geoscience Impact in a Complex World: Successful Collaboration with Social
Scientists
Speakers:
Albert van Jaarsveld, IIASA Director General and CEO
Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA Deputy Director General and CEO
Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences
Holmes Hummel, Founder of Clean Energy Works and 2005 Young Scientists Summer Program participant
Barry Gold, Environment Program Director, Walton Family Foundation, and IIASA alumnus

Global Environmental Change Sessions

Monday, 10 December
The benefits of 1.5°C and targeted poverty reduction in hotspots of climate extremes 
Edward Byers, Energy Program

Tuesday, 11 December
Assessing Global Vulnerability and Exposure to Land, Energy, and Water Impacts from Climate Change
Matthew Gidden, Energy Program

Identifying multi-sectoral climate and vulnerability hotspots in the world’s major river basins
Edward Byers, Energy Program

Wednesday, 12 December
Forest management for achieving South Korea sustainable development goals: trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services
Moonil Kim, Ecosystems Services and Management Program

Thursday, 13 December
Linkages between climate policies and multiple sustainable development goals I
Convener and Liaison: Fabian Wagner, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program
Paper: Keywan Riahi, Energy Program, on Deep Decarbonization Strategies and their Implications for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Paper: Brian O’Neill, National Center for Atmospheric Research, IIASA alumnus, on Population, sustainable development, and climate change policy
Paper: Marcus Thomson, Ecosystems Services and Management Program, on First Results of a Model-Aided, Structured Negotiation for Convergence Towards Global Sustainability Goals

Scenarios Limiting Global Mean Temperature Increase Below 1.5°C and Their Implications for Sustainable Development
Keywan Riahi, Energy Program

Integrated assessment of social economic energy efficiency co-benefits in Jing-Jin-Ji region: a case study of cement industry
Shaohui Zhang, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program

Friday, 14 December
Global and Regional Energy-Water-Land Nexus: Data, Modeling, and Analysis
Convener: Yoshihide Wada, Water Program
Chair: Katherine V Calvin, Earth Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and IIASA alumna
Paper: Adriano Vinca, Energy Program, on A Framework for Charting Water-Energy-Land Nexus Solutions for the Indus Basin

Terrestrial hydroclimatology and climate change

Peter Greve, Water Program

Atmospheric Sciences Sessions

Wednesday, 12 December
Urban and regional air quality: Emissions, land surface forcing, and meteorological
impacts
Session ISession IISession III
Convener and Chair: Gregory R Carmichael, Professor, University of Iowa, IIASA alumnus

Biogeosciences Sessions 

Tuesday, 11 December
Global and Regional Nitrous Oxide Budget: Data, Models, and Uncertainty II
Convener and Chair: Wilfried Winiwarter, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program 

Thursday, 13 December
Nutrient-Carbon Cycle Interactions in Terrestrial Ecosystems I
Convener and Chair: Andreas Richter, Ecosystems Services and Management Program, and University of Vienna

Friday, 14 December
The use of Shared Socio-Economic Pathways (SSPs) in integrated human-environment research

Brian O'Neill, The University of Denver, IIASA alumnus

Hydrology Sessions 

Monday, 10 December
Groundwater, Climate and Adaptation to Hydrological Extremes
Convener and Chair: Yoshihide Wada, Water Program

Advances in Large-Scale Modeling and Remote Sensing of Climate–Hydrology–Human Interactions Toward Sustainable Land–Water Resource Management
Session I, Session II
Convener and Chair: Yoshihide Wada, Water Program

Food-Energy-Water Nexus in a Changing World II
Junguo Liu, Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, and IIASA alumnus

Tuesday, 11 December
Advances in Large-Scale Modeling and Remote Sensing of Climate–Hydrology–Human Interactions Toward Sustainable Land–Water Resource Management III
Convener and Chair: Yoshihide Wada, Water Program 

Friday, 14 December
Global assessment of water challenges under uncertainty in water scarcity projections
Peter Greve, Water Program

Innovative Water Planning and Management Tool: Estimating Streamflow Depletion Caused by Groundwater Pumping Using Neural Networks
Thomas Boerman, University of Victoria, 2018 Young Scientists Summer Program participant

Increasing future human-induced nitrogen exports to rivers and sea in the Zambezi river basin
Ting Tang, Water Program


Natural Hazards Sessions 

Monday, 10 December
Landslide Remote Sensing, InSAR Based Monitoring, Modeling, and Early Warning
Primary Convener, Chair, and Liaison:
Dalia Kirschbaum, Research Physical Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, IIASA alumna

Wednesday, 12 December
Recent Advances and Experience in Riverine Probabilistic Flood Hazard Assessment eLightning
Stephen Breithaupt, Senior Scientist and Lead Modeler, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, IIASA alumnus


Thursday, 13 December
Drought: Dynamics, Impacts, Resilience, and Mitigation II
Convenor, Chair, and Liaison: Ted Valkamp, Vrije University, IIASA Water Program
Convenor: Xiaogang He, The University of Tokyo, 2017 Young Scientists Summer Program participant

Changing Risks of Simultaneous Global Breadbasket Failure
Franziska Gaupp, Ecosystems Services and Management, and Risk and Resilience programs

Global Precipitation Measurement, Validation, and Applications V Posters
Primary Convener, Chair, and Liaison: Dalia Kirschbaum, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, IIASA alumna

Friday, 14 December
Global Precipitation Measurement, Validation, and Applications
Session I, Session II, Session III, Session IV
Primary Convener, Chair, and Liaison: Dalia Kirschbaum, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, IIASA alumna


Public Affairs Sessions

Tuesday, 11 December
Crowdsourcing risk and measuring resilience: Insights from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
Reinhard Mechler, Risk and Resilience Program

Friday, 14 December
International Science Addressing Global Agenda 2030
Former IIASA Director General and CEO Pavel Kabat



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