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: 14 March 2018

CONTACT DETAILS

Yoshihide Wada

Deputy Program Director

Water

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PUBLICATIONS

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.

Flörke M, Bärlund I, van Vliet M, Bouwman AF, & Wada Y ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4770-2539 (2019). Analysing trade-offs between SDGs related to water quality using salinity as a marker. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 36: 96-104. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.10.005.

Strokal M, Spanier J, Kroeze C, Koelmans A, Flörke M, Franssen W, Hofstra N, Langan S, et al. (2019). Global multi-pollutant modelling of water quality: scientific challenges and future directions. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 36: 116-125. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.11.004.

van Vliet M, Flörke M, Harrison JA, Hofstra N, Keller V, Ludwig F, Spanier J, Strokal M, et al. (2019). Model inter-comparison design for large-scale water quality models. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 36: 59-67. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.10.013.

Tang T, Strokal M, van Vliet MTH, Seuntjens P, Burek P, Kroeze C, Langan S, & Wada Y (2019). Bridging global, basin and local-scale water quality modeling towards enhancing water quality management worldwide. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 36: 39-48. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.10.004.

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