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Dr. Yoshihide Wada is a Senior Research Scholar and Deputy Director of IIASA’s Water (WAT) Program. He is also a research scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University and works part-time for the Department of Physical Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University.
Dr. Wada obtained his PhD degree with distinction (Cum Laude) at Utrecht University in October, 2013. His completed PhD projects include estimating global water use and water availability by using the global hydrological and water resources model PCR-GLOBWB. His work also includes estimating and projecting global water scarcity, and assessing the sustainability of global groundwater resources.
His current research projects include a global assessment of the sustainability of future food production under socioeconomic and climate change, and water scarcity. He is one of the recipients of the Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant by the American Geophysical Union. He has participated in a number of international projects including European GLOWASIS (Global Water Scarcity Information Service) Project, ISI-MIP (Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project) and WFaS (Water Futures and Solutions). He has also participated in the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a contributing author (Working Group I). Dr. Wada has (co)authored about 100 publications, 60 of which appeared in international peer-reviewed journals.
Last update: 10-MAR-2016
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.
Dos Santos S, Adams EA, Neville G, Wada Y, de Sherbinin A, Mullin Bernhardt E, & Adamo SV (2017). Urban growth and water access in sub-Saharan Africa: Progress, challenges, and emerging research directions. Science of the Total Environment 607: 497-508. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.157.
Mehran A, AghaKouchak A, Nakhjiri N, Stewardson MJ, Peel MC, Phillips TJ, Wada Y, & Ravalico JK (2017). Compounding Impacts of Human-Induced Water Stress and Climate Change on Water Availability. Scientific Reports 7 (1): e6282. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-06765-0.
Hattermann F, Vetter T, Breuer L, Su B, Daggupati P, Donnelly C, Fekete B, Flörke M, et al. (2017). Sources of uncertainty in hydrological climate impact assessment: a cross-scale study. Environmental Research Letters: 1-34. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa9938. (In Press)
Gleason CJ, Wada Y, & Wang J (2017). A Hybrid of Optical Remote Sensing and Hydrological Modelling Improves Water Balance Estimation. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems: 1-40. DOI:10.1002/2017MS000986. (In Press)
Khaki M, Forootan E, Kuhn M, Awange J, Longuevergne L, & Wada Y (2017). Efficient basin scale filtering of GRACE satellite products. Remote Sensing of Environment DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2017.10.040. (In Press)
Felfelani F, Wada Y, Longuevergne L, & Pokhrel YN (2017). Natural and human-induced terrestrial water storage change: A global analysis using hydrological models and GRACE. Journal of Hydrology 553: 105-118. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.07.048.
Huang Z, Hejazi M, Li X, Tang Q, Leng G, Liu Y, Döll P, Eisner S, et al. (2017). Reconstruction of global gridded monthly sectoral water withdrawals for 1971-2010 and analysis of their spatiotemporal patterns. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions: 1-30. DOI:10.5194/hess-2017-551. (In Press)
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.
Kleinherenbrink M, Riva R, Frederikse T, Merrifield M, & Wada Y (2017). Trends and interannual variability of mass and steric sea level in the Tropical Asian Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 122 (8): 6254-6276. DOI:10.1002/2017JC012792.
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 modelling: current status and future directions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21 (8): 4169-4193. DOI:10.5194/hess-21-4169-2017.
Satoh Y, Kahil T, Byers E, Burek P, Fischer G, Tramberend S, Greve P, Flörke M, et al. (2017). Multi-model and multi-scenario assessments of Asian water futures: the Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative. Earth's Future 5 (7): 823-852. DOI:10.1002/2016EF000503.
Veldkamp T, Wada Y, Aerts JCJH, Doell P, Gosling SN, Liu J, Masaki Y, Oki T, et al. (2017). Water scarcity hotspots travel downstream due to human interventions in the 20th and 21st century. Nature Communications 8: e15697. DOI:10.1038/ncomms15697.
Zhao F, Veldkamp TIE, Frieler K, Schewe J, Ostberg S, Willner S, Schauberger B, Gosling SN, et al. (2017). The critical role of the routing scheme in simulating peak river discharge in global hydrological models. Environmental Research Letters 12 (7): 075003. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa7250.
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.
Wang J, Sheng Y, & Wada Y (2017). Little impact of Three Gorges Dam on recent decadal lake decline across China's Yangtze Plain. Water Resources Research 53 (5): 3854-3877. DOI:10.1002/2016WR019817.
Burek P, Satoh Y, Greve P, Kahil T, & Wada Y (2017). The CommunityWater Model (CWATM) / Development of a community driven global water model. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Jasechko S, Perrone D, Befus KM, Bayani Cardenas M, Ferguson G, Gleeson T, Luijendijk E, McDonnell JJ, et al. (2017). Global aquifers dominated by fossil groundwaters but wells vulnerable to modern contamination. Nature Geoscience 10 (6): 425-429. DOI:10.1038/ngeo2943.
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.
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.
Dalin C, Wada Y, Kastner T, & Puma MJ (2017). Groundwater depletion embedded in international food trade. Nature 543: 700-704. DOI:10.1038/nature21403.
Hartmann A, Gleeson T, Wada Y, & Wagener T (2017). Enhanced groundwater recharge rates and altered recharge sensitivity to climate variability through subsurface heterogeneity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (11): 2842-2847. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1614941114.
He X, Wada Y, Wanders N, & Sheffield J (2017). Intensification of hydrological drought in California by human water management. Geophysical Research Letters 24 (4): 1777-1785. DOI:10.1002/2016GL071665.
Wada Y (2017). IIASA’s Water Program: History, Strategy, and Progress. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Liu X, Tang Q, Cui H, Mu M, Gerten D, Godling SN, Masaki Y, Satoh Y, et al. (2017). Multimodel uncertainty changes in simulated river flows induced by human impact parameterizations. Environmental Research Letters 12 (2): 025009. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa5a3a.
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)
Hattermann F F, Krysanova V, Gosling S N, Dankers R, Daggupati P, Donnelly C, Flörke M, Huang S, et al. (2017). Cross‐scale intercomparison of climate change impacts simulated by regional and global hydrological models in eleven large river basins. Climatic Change 141 (3): 561-576. DOI:10.1007/s10584-016-1829-4.
Asoka A, Gleeson T, Wada Y, & Mishra V (2017). Relative contribution of monsoon precipitation and pumping to changes in groundwater storage in India. Nature Geoscience 10 (2): 109-117. DOI:10.1038/ngeo2869.
Slangen A B A, Adloff F, Jevrejeva S, Leclercq PW, Marzeion B, Wada Y, & Winkelmann R (2017). A Review of Recent Updates of Sea-Level Projections at Global and Regional Scales. Surveys in Geophysics 38 (1): 385–406-406. DOI:10.1007/s10712-016-9374-2.
Bhanja SN, Mukherjee A, Rodell M, Wada Y, Chattopadhyay S, Velicogna I, Pangaluru K, & Famiglietti JS (2017). Groundwater rejuvenation in parts of India influenced by water-policy change implementation. Scientific Reports 7 (1): p. 7453. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-07058-2.
Solander KC, Reager JT, Wada Y, Famiglietti JS, & Middleton RS (2017). GRACE satellite observations reveal the severity of recent water over-consumption in the United States. Scientific Reports 7 (1): p. 8723. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-07450-y.
Sood A, Smakhtin V, Eriyagama N, Villholth KG, Liyanage N, Wada Y, Ebrahim G, & Dickens C (2017). Global Environmental Flow Information for the Sustainable Development Goals. IWMI Research Report 168: 1-39. DOI:10.5337/2017.201.
Wada Y, Reager JT, Chao BF, Wang J, Lo M-H, Song C, Li Y, & Gardner AS (2017). Satellite Altimetry-Based Sea Level at Global and Regional Scales. In: Integrative Study of the Mean Sea Level and Its Components. pp. 133-154 Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. ISBN 978-3-319-56490-6 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-56490-6_7.
Burek P, Langan S, Cosgrove W, Fischer G, Kahil T, Magnuszewski P, Satoh Y, Tramberend S, et al. (2016). The Water Futures and Solutions Initiative of IIASA. In: IDRiM 2016 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, October 1-3, 2016, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Nasta P, Gates JB, & Wada Y (2016). Impact of climate-indicators on continental-scale potential groundwater recharge in Africa. Hydrological Processes 30 (19): 3420-3433. DOI:10.1002/hyp.10869.
Tang Q, Oki T, & Wada Y (2016). Impacts of groundwater pumping on regional and global water resources. In: Terrestrial Water Cycle and Climate Change. Eds. Tang, Q. & Oki, T., pp. 71-101 Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118971772 DOI:10.1002/9781118971772.ch5.
van Vliet M, van Beek LPH, Eisner S, Flörke M, Wada Y, & Bierkens MFP (2016). Multi-model assessment of global hydropower and cooling water discharge potential under climate change. Global Environmental Change 40: 156-170. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.07.007.
Pokhrel YN, Hanasaki N, Wada Y, & Kim H (2016). Recent progresses in incorporating human land-water management into global land surface models toward their integration into Earth system models. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 3 (4): 548-574. DOI:10.1002/wat2.1150.
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)
Wada Y, Flörke M, Hanasaki N, Eisner S, Fischer G, Tramberend S, Satoh Y, van Vliet M, et al. (2016). Modeling global water use for the 21st century: Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative and its approaches. Geoscientific Model Development 9: 175-222. DOI:10.5194/gmd-9-175-2016.
Burek P, Satoh Y, Fischer G, Kahil MT, Scherzer A, Tramberend S, Nava LF, Wada Y, et al. (2016). Water Futures and Solution - Fast Track Initiative (Final Report). IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-16-006
Burek P, Satoh Y, Wada Y, Flörke M, Eisner S, Hanasaki N, Tramberend S, Fischer G, et al. (2016). Looking at the spatial and temporal distribution of global water availability and demand. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Frederikse T, Riva R, Kleinherenbrink M, Wada Y, van den Broeke M, & Marzeion B (2016). Closing the sea level budget on a regional scale: Trends and variability on the Northwestern European continental shelf. Geophysical Research Letters 43 (20): 10,864-10,872. DOI:10.1002/2016GL070750.
Gain AK, Giupponi C, & Wada Y (2016). Measuring global water security towards sustainable development goals. Environmental Research Letters 11 (12): e124015. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/124015.
Long D, Chen X, Scanlon BR, Wada Y, Hong Y, Singh VP, Chen Y, Wang C, et al. (2016). Have GRACE satellites overestimated groundwater depletion in the Northwest India Aquifer? Scientific Reports 6: e24398. DOI:10.1038/srep24398.
Satoh Y, Burek P, Wada Y, Flörke M, Eisner S, Hanasaki N, Kahil T, Tramberend S, et al. (2016). Asian water futures - Multi scenarios, models and criteria assessment. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Wada Y, Lo MH, Yeh PJF, Reager JT, Famiglietti JS, Wu R-J, & Tseng Y-H (2016). Fate of water pumped from underground and contributions to sea-level rise. Nature Climate Change 6 (8): 777-780. DOI:10.1038/nclimate3001.
Wada Y, Reager JT, Chao BF, Wang J, Lo M-H, Song C, Li Y, & Gardner AS (2016). Recent Changes in Land Water Storage and its Contribution to Sea Level Variations. Surveys in Geophysics 38 (1): 131-152. DOI:10.1007/s10712-016-9399-6.
Wada Y, de Graaf IEM, & van Beek LPH (2016). High-resolution modeling of human and climate impacts on global water resources. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 8 (2): 735-763. DOI:10.1002/2015MS000618.
van den Hurk B, Kim H, Krinner G, Seneviratne SI, Derksen C, Oki T, Douville H, Colin J, et al. (2016). LS3MIP (v1.0) contribution to CMIP6: the Land Surface, Snow and Soil moisture Model Intercomparison Project – aims, setup and expected outcome. Geoscientific Model Development 9 (8): 2809-2832. DOI:10.5194/gmd-9-2809-2016.
Wada Y (2015). Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050: Linking global assessments to policy dimensions. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Elliott J, Deryng D, Mueller C, Frieler K, Konzmann M, Gerten D, Glotter M, Flörke M, et al. (2014). Constraints and potentials of future irrigation water availability on agricultural production under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (9): 3239-3244. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1222474110.
Schewe J, Heinke J, Gerten D, Haddeland I, Arnell NW, Clark DB, Dankers R, Eisner S, et al. (2014). Multimodel assessment of water scarcity under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (9): 3245-3250. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1222460110.
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