The Water Program

The Water Program was established in 2013 in conjunction with a flagship project, the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative (WFaS), which now forms the core of the Water Programs research.

The IIASA Water Program works across various water-related sectors and management scales. It studies a range of possible future socioeconomic changes and technological innovations.

The program seeks to incorporate water science into assessment and planning studies at the nexus of water, food, energy, and environmental security. Its aim is to establish a critical mass of water knowledge through development of new modeling tools and data collection.

Objectives

  • To compile, consolidate, and enhance knowledge of global water supply and demand balances
  • To incorporate hydrology and hydrologic uncertainty into integrated assessment modeling efforts and scenario development
  • To provide a sound scientific basis for responding to current and future global water challenges by assessing the robustness and complementarity of portfolios of potential solutions.

Flagship Initiative: Water Futures and Solutions


Latest water news

01 June 2019
Yoshihide Wada appointed as Acting Program Director of the IIASA Water Program

As IIASA is in the midst of developing its new strategy, Japanese water expert Yoshihide Wada has been appointed Acting Program Director of the IIASA Water Program until the end of 2020.  More


Water projects

ISIPEDIA

Project to develop online portal for national-level, cross-sectoral climate-impact assessments, based on state-of-the-art climate-impacts simulations from ISIMIP More


Water models and data

Global Hydro-economic Model

New tool to inform the design of cost-effective and sustainable water policy decisions More


Water events




Water research at IIASA

IIASA research programs have continually been active in water science since the Institute's inception in 1972. IIASA played a prominent role in various recent large integrated water projects: WATCH (Water and Global Change); SCENES (Scenarios for Europe and Neighbouring States).


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Last edited: 17 May 2019

CONTACT DETAILS

Yoshihide Wada

Acting Program Director

Water

T +43(0) 2236 807 241

CONTACT DETAILS

Paula Abarca del Rio

Acting Program Assistant

Water

T +43(0) 2236 807 448

PUBLICATIONS

Zhang S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2487-8574, Yi B-W, Worrell E, Wagner F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3429-2374, Crijns-Graus W, Purohit P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7265-6960, Wada Y ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4770-2539, & Varis O (2019). Integrated assessment of resource-energy-environment nexus in China's iron and steel industry. Journal of Cleaner Production 232: 235-249. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.392.

Falchetta G, Gernaat D, Hunt J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1840-7277, & Sterl S (2019). Hydropower dependency and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa: A nexus framework and evidence-based review. Journal of Cleaner Production 231: 1399-1417. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.263.

Eker S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2264-132X, Rovenskaya E, Langan S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0742-3658, & Obersteiner M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6981-2769 (2019). Model validation: A bibliometric analysis of the literature. Environmental Modelling & Software 117: 43-54. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.009.

Karner K, Cord AF, Hagemann N, Hernandez-Mora N, Holzkämper A, Jeangros B, Lienhoop N, Nitsch H, et al. (2019). Developing stakeholder-driven scenarios on land sharing and land sparing – Insights from five European case studies. Journal of Environmental Management 241: 488-500. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.03.050.

Nobre GG, Muis S, Veldkamp T, & Ward PJ (2019). Achieving the reduction of disaster risk by better predicting impacts of El Niño and La Niña. Progress in Disaster Science 2: e100022. DOI:10.1016/j.pdisas.2019.100022.

Zhong H, Sun L, Fischer G, Tian Z, & Liang Z (2019). Optimizing regional cropping systems with a dynamic adaptation strategy for water sustainable agriculture in the Hebei Plain. Agricultural Systems 173: 94-106. DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2019.02.005.

He P, Baiocchi G, Feng K, Hubacek K, & Yu Y (2019). Environmental impacts of dietary quality improvement in China. Journal of Environmental Management 240: 518-526. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.03.106.

Wang Q, Hubacek K, Feng K, Guo L, Zhang K, Xue J, & Liang Q-M (2019). Distributional impact of carbon pricing in Chinese provinces. Energy Economics 81: 327-340. DOI:10.1016/j.eneco.2019.04.003.

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