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Simon Parkinson is a Research Scholar with the Energy (ENE) Program at IIASA. His main area of scientific interest is the modeling and analysis of energy systems, and the corresponding interdependencies of energy infrastructure on land and water resources. His current research with IIASA focuses on the impacts of water availability on low-carbon development pathways, and the adaptation of energy systems to impacts of climate change. Dr. Parkinson holds a PhD and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria (Canada), and a BSc in Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). Previously, he worked as an energy consultant in the United States and as an applied physics researcher at national laboratories in Canada and Spain.
Last update: 05-DEC-2016
Kahil T, Parkinson S, Satoh Y, Greve P, Burek P, Veldkamp T, Burtscher R, Byers E, et al. (2018). A continental-scale hydro-economic model for integrating water-energy-land nexus solutions. Water Resources Research DOI:10.1029/2017WR022478.
Byers E, Parkinson S, Balkovic J, Burek P, Ebi K, Gidden M, Grey D, Greve P, et al. (2018). Global climate and development hotspots assessment: Asia under pressure. In: 5th Asian Energy Modelling Workshop, 10-12 September 2018, Singapore.
Roy J, Tschakert P, Waisman H, Halim S, Antwi-Agyei P, Dasgupta P, Hayward B, Kanninen M, et al. (2018). Chapter 5: Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and Reducing Inequalities. In: Global Warming of 1.5 °C an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
TWI2050 - The World in 2050 (2018). Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Report prepared by The World in 2050 initiative. IIASA Report. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Laxenburg, Austria
McCollum D, Zhou W, Bertram C, de Boer H-S, Bosetti V, Busch S, Despres J, Drouet L, et al. (2018). Energy investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Energy 3 (7): 589-599. DOI:10.1038/s41560-018-0179-z. (In Press)
Byers E, Gidden M, Leclere D, Balkovic J, Burek P, Ebi K, Grey D, Greve P, et al. (2018). Global exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector development and climate change hotspots. In: International Energy Workshop, 19-21 June 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Khan Z, Linares P, Rutten M, Parkinson S, Johnson N, & García-González J (2018). Spatial and temporal synchronization of water and energy systems: Towards a single integrated optimization model for long-term resource planning. Applied Energy 210: 499-517. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.003.
Parkinson S, Krey V, Huppmann D, Kahil T, McCollum D, Fricko O, Byers E, Gidden M, et al. (2018). Balancing clean water-climate change mitigation tradeoffs. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-18-005
Byers E, Gidden M, Leclere D, Burek P, Ebi KL, Greve P, Grey D, Havlik P, et al. (2018). Global exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector development and climate change hotspots. Environmental Research Letters 13: e055012. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aabf45.
Liu L, Parkinson S, Gidden M, Byers E, Satoh Y, Riahi K, & Forman B (2018). Quantifying the potential for reservoirs to secure future surface water yields in the world's largest river basins. Environmental Research Letters 13 (4): e044026. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aab2b5.
Parkinson S, Makowski M, Krey V, Sedraoui K, Almasoud AH, & Djilali N (2018). A multi-criteria model analysis framework for assessing integrated water-energy system transformation pathways. Applied Energy 210: 477-486. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.142.
Burek P, Kahil T, Parkinson S, Satoh Y, & Wada Y (2018). Integrated modeling for assessing water-energy-land nexus - Application of a hydrological and hydro-economic modeling framework for the Zambezi basin. In: Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018, 20-24 May, 2018, Chiba, Japan.
McCollum DL, Gomez Echeverri L, Busch S, Pachauri S, Parkinson S, Rogelj J, Krey V, Minx JC, et al. (2018). Connecting the sustainable development goals by their energy inter-linkages. Environmental Research Letters 13 (3): 033006. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aaafe3.
Parkinson S, Kahil M, Wada Y, Krey V, Byers E, Johnson N, Burek P, Satoh Y, et al. (2017). Hydro-economic modeling of integrated solutions for the water-energy-land nexus in Africa. In: AGU Fall Meeting, 11-15 December 2015, New Orleans.
Gidden M, Byers E, Burek P, Ebi K, Greve P, Havlik P, Hillers A, Johnson N, et al. (2017). Exposure and Vulnerability to Energy, Water, and Land Hotspots under Different Climate Futures. In: 10th Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium Meeting, December 2017.
Byers E, Gidden M, Burek P, Leclere D, Palazzo A, Parkinson S, Rogelj J, Satoh Y, et al. (2017). Multi-sector climate impacts assessment for water, energy and land. In: Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project Meeting, 9-10 October 2017, Potsdam, Germany.
Kahil T, Parkinson S, Burek P, Satoh Y, Greve P, Fischer G, Tramberend S, Langan S, et al. (2017). Economic costs of reducing unsustainable groundwater use: Application of IIASA global hydro-economic modeling framework. In: JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, 20-25 May 2017, Tokyo, Japan.
McCollum D, Gomez Echeverri L, Busch S, Pachauri S, Parkinson S, Rogelj J, Krey V, Riahi K, et al. (2017). Connecting the Sustainable Development Goals by their energy inter-linkages. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-006
Johnson N, Strubegger M, McPherson M, Parkinson S, Krey V, & Sullivan P (2017). A reduced-form approach for representing the impacts of wind and solar PV deployment on the structure and operation of the electricity system. Energy Economics 64: 651-554. DOI:10.1016/j.eneco.2016.07.010.
Liu L, Parkinson S, Gidden M, Byers E, Satoh Y, Riahi K, & Forman B (2017). Global surface water reservoir storage under climate change, land use constraints, and population growth. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Gidden M, Byers E, Greve P, Kahil T, Parkinson S, Raptis C, Rogelj J, Satoh Y, et al. (2017). Hydroclimatic risks and uncertainty in the global power sector. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Fricko O, Parkinson S, Johnson N, Strubegger M, van Vliet MTH, & Riahi K (2017). Energy Sector Adaptation in Response to Water Scarcity. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
International Council for Science (2017). A Guide to SDG Interactions: from Science to Implementation. International Council for Science, Paris. DOI:10.24948/2017.01.
McCollum D, Gomez Echeverri L, Riahi K, & Parkinson S (2017). SDG7: Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All. In: A guide to SDG interactions: from science to implementation. Eds. Griggs, D.J., Nilsson, M., Stevance, A. & McCollum, D., pp. 127-173 International Council for Science, Paris. 10.24948/2017.01.
Parkinson S, Johnson N, Rao N, Jones B, van Vliet M, Fricko O, Djilali N, Riahi K, et al. (2016). Climate and human development impacts on municipal water demand: A spatially-explicit global modeling framework. Environmental Modelling & Software 85: 266-278. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.08.002.
Parkinson S, Djilali N, Krey V, Fricko O, Johnson N, Khan Z, Sedraoui K, & Almasoud AH (2016). Impacts of Groundwater Constraints on Saudi Arabia’s Low-Carbon Electricity Supply Strategy. Environmental Science & Technology 50 (4): 1653-1662. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.5b05852.
Fricko O, Parkinson S, Johnson N, Strubegger M, van Vliet MTH, & Riahi K (2016). Energy sector water use implications of a 2°C climate policy. Environmental Research Letters 11 (3): e034011. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034011.
Fricko O, Parkinson S, Johnson N, Strubegger M, van Vliet MTH, & Riahi K (2015). Energy Sector Adaptation in Response to Water Scarcity. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Parkinson SC & Djilali N (2015). Long-term energy planning with uncertain environmental performance metrics. Applied Energy 147: 402-412. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.02.006.
Parkinson SC & Djilali N (2015). Robust response to hydro-climatic change in electricity generation planning. Climatic Change 130 (4): 475-489. DOI:10.1007/s10584-015-1359-5.
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