IIASA's 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.
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).
Water resources are central to development and poverty alleviation. Yet decision makers face many challenges to ensuring their sustainable and equitable use. More
Climate variability, rather than the presence of a major dam, is most likely the primary cause for a water supply decline in East Asia's largest floodplain lake system, according to new research. More
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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: e201704665. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1704665115. (In Press)
Tian Z, Niu Y, Fan D, Sun L, Fischer G, Zhong H, Deng J, & Tubiello FN (2018). Maintaining rice production while mitigating methane and nitrous oxide emissions from paddy fields in China: Evaluating tradeoffs by using coupled agricultural systems models. Agricultural Systems 159: 175-186. DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2017.04.006.
White DJ, Hubacek K, Feng K, Sun L, Meng B, & xyli (2018). The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in East Asia: A tele-connected value chain analysis using inter-regional input-output analysis. Applied Energy 210: 550-567. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.159.
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