16 October 2017

Yoshihide Wada to receive prestigious prize from the European Geosciences Union

2018 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists


Water Program Deputy Director Yoshihide Wada has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists, awarded by the European Geosciences Union.

EGU awards honor scientists for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Yoshi will receive his prize at the EGU 2018 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 8–13 April.

Yoshi was selected for the award due to the pioneering nature and scope of his work. 

His research focus has been on capturing the effects of the human footprint on the global hydrological cycle. This new and growing body of work within hydrology is being spearheaded by Dr Wada.

Yoshi's scientific achievements include:

  • Carrying out the first global quantitative assessment of groundwater pumping and depletion
  • Carrying out the first global and regional assessments of transboundary groundwater stress
  • Linking the resulting groundwater depletion to global food trade
  • Establishing a novel method of separating human impacts (water use, reservoirs etc.) from natural climate variability through hydrological model simulations
  • Carrying out integrated assessments of human impacts on groundwater and surface water resources, and establishing a method to quantify water use for livestock, irrigation, industry and households use.


Since joining IIASA Yoshi has expanded his work linking hydrological science to human dimensions including the social, economic and political. He is currently developing new robust hydrological models that can be applied under different hydrological and societal settings worldwide.


Find out more about Yoshi and his work in a recent interview.


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Last edited: 18 October 2017

CONTACT DETAILS

Yoshihide Wada

Deputy Program Director

Water

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PUBLICATIONS

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 DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aabf45. (In Press)

Burek P, Greve P, Satoh Y, & Wada Y (2018). Using the Budyko framework for calibrating a global hydrological model in ungauged catchments of the world. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, 9-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Vanham D, Hoekstra AY, Wada Y, Bouraoui F, de Roo A, Mekonnen MM, van de Bund WJ, Batelaan O, et al. (2018). Physical water scarcity metrics for monitoring progress towards SDG target 6.4: An evaluation of indicator 6.4.2 “Level of water stress”. Science of the Total Environment 613: 218-232. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.056.

Scanlon BR, Zhang Z, Save H, Sun AY, Müller Schmied H, van Beek LPH, Wiese DN, Wada Y, et al. (2018). Global models underestimate large decadal declining and rising water storage trends relative to GRACE satellite data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (6): e1080-e1089. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1704665115. (In Press)

Gleason CJ, Wada Y, & Wang J (2018). A Hybrid of Optical Remote Sensing and Hydrological Modelling Improves Water Balance Estimation. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 10 (1): 2-17. DOI:10.1002/2017MS000986. (In Press)

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