United States of America

The National Academy of Sciences, one of the founding members of IIASA, is the National Member Organization representing the United States of America. 

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Research collaborations between IIASA and the United States of America (US) have been highly productive
ever since the institute was founded in 1972. The IIASA–US relationship is central to the Institute and consequently IIASA participates in more activities related to the US than any of its other member countries. 

The US National Member Organization is the National Academy of Sciences, which promotes cooperation with American scientists, research institutions, and government agencies. The membership contribution is supported by the National Science Foundation


Research highlights:

06 November 2019
Switching to solar and wind will reduce groundwater use

IIASA researchers explored optimal pathways for managing groundwater and hydropower trade-offs for different water availability conditions as solar and wind energy start to play a more prominent role in the state of California.  More

21 October 2019
A roadmap to make the land sector carbon neutral by 2040

Land is critical to human livelihoods and wellbeing, while actions related to land use also play an important role in the climate system. IIASA researchers contributed to the development of a new roadmap outlining actions on deforestation, restoration, and carbon cuts that could lead to the land sector becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and a net carbon sink by 2050.  More

11 October 2019
Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US

Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change.  More


Science into policy:

Managing an endangered river across the USA-Mexico border

To overcome pressures on water quantity and quality in the Rio Grande/Bravo the 1944 Water Treaty between Mexico and the USA must be adapted, taking full advantage of the institutional flexibility to include environmental sustainability. More


Scientific exchange:



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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Michael Clegg

Professor Emeritus, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Kathie Bailey

Director, Board on International Scientific Organizations, The National Academies

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