Over the years, IIASA has built strong collaborative relationships with many institutions in its member countries across Asia. Researchers from the institute regularly engage with colleagues at partner institutions to provide systems analysis tools and collaborate on issues like air quality, sustainable energy systems, and water resource management, aiming to promote informed policymaking in the region.
Land is an essential element of agriculture, food production, and many other human activities. Tools developed by IIASA and its partners support policymakers in the development of national, regional, and global strategies for food production that ensures the long-term sustainability of land and water resources.
It seems like an intuitive solution for water-scarce regions to alleviate water stress by simply importing products that require a lot of water to manufacture. IIASA researchers investigated why real trade patterns do not always support this theory.
In 2018, IIASA researchers organized several capacity development activities. These comprised workshops on best practices in energy and integrated assessment modeling as well as hosting researchers from IIASA member countries to jointly develop and apply methods to address energy-related challenges.