IIASA and the UN: The water energy nexus

IIASA Director Board member of the Wadden Academy Prof. Pavel Kabat met on Monday, 15 October with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Pavel Kabat and Ban Ki-moon

During the meeting, Ban and Kabat discussed collaborations, past and present between IIASA and the United Nations. In particular, the two discussed research that ties into the water-energy nexus. For example, the new Global Water Futures and Solutions: World Water Scenarios Project, a joint IIASA, UNESCO, and World Water Council initiative will assess current and future states of  water resources around the world. The new project brings together scientists and stakeholders from both public and private sectors, and decision makers to provide better and solution oriented information for water managers at a local and global level. Kabat was accompanied at the meeting by Chin-Min Lee, his special advisor.

Read the complete article at the IIASA website.