Policy Relevance in 2013

Since the official launch of the WFaS Initiative in February 2013, the main focus has been to get scenario-based integrated water management on to the international agenda

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Water futures and solutions

A number of articles have been published and presentations made during the year. These include presentations on the new WFaS Initiative to the United Nations, the European Union, and several international water consortia.

The following activities specifically addressed policymakers and policymaking in 2013:


Climate change will raise electricity prices

Changes in water availability and water temperature under climate change are likely to lead to higher electricity prices for most of Europe, according to a new study by IIASA's Water Futures and Solutions Initiative (WFaS). More

Water at the Crossroads

IIASA Director General Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat calls for a long-term systems approach to water research, and new partnerships with developing countries aimed at increasing education and cooperation. More

European consumption impacts world forests

Agricultural products imported to Europe accounted for more than one-third of global deforestation associated with international agricultural trade, according to a new policy-oriented report prepared by a European consortium including IIASA, and published by the European Commission. More

Integrated assessments find synergies for energy, water, and food challenges

Strategies for addressing climate change, land-use, energy, and water can and must go beyond strategic planning for individual sectors, says a new study. More



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