Education Profile

  • 2015-2017 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Oversea Research Fellow at NASA GISS and Columbia University, USA
  • 2013-2015 Research Scientist, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • 2013 PhD Hydrology (Cum Laude), Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • 2008 MSc Hydrology and System Earth Modeling (Prestige Master), Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • 2006 MIA International and Environmental Studies, Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Research Interests

Professor Wada's research interests include integrated assessments of biosphere (e.g., hydrology, climate, ecosystems, natural resources) and social/economical aspects in order to holistically evaluate the current and future state of water, food, energy, and ecosystem security under different climate, social and economical conditions. Professor Wada uses system science approach to tackle cross curing issues that require multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary solutions.

Selected Publications

  • Thiery, W., S. Lange, J. Rogelj, C.-F. Schleussner, L. Gudmundsson, S. I. Seneviratne, K. Frieler, K. Emanuel, T. Geiger, D. N. Bresch, F. Zhao, S. N. Willner, M. Büchner, J. Volkholz, M. Andrijevic, N. Bauer, J. Chang, P. Ciais, M. Dury, L. François, M. Grillakis, S. N. Gosling, N. Hanasaki, T. Hickler, V. Huber, A. Ito, J. Jägermeyr, N. Khabarov, A. Koutroulis, W. Liu, W. Lutz, M. Mengel, C. Müller, S. Ostberg, C. P. O. Reyer, T. Stacke, and Y. Wada (2021), Intergenerational inequities in exposure to climate extremes, Science, 374, 158-160, doi:10.1126/science.abi7339.
  • Wada, Y., A. Vinca, S. Parkinson, B. A. Willaarts, P. Magnuszewski, J. Mochizuki, B. Mayor, Y. Wang, P. Burek, E. Byers, K. Riahi, V. Krey, S. Langan, M. van Dijk, D. Grey, A. Hillers, R. Novak, A. Mukherjee, A. Bhattacharya, S. Bhardwaj, S. A. Romshoo, S. Thambi, A. Muhammad, A. Ilyas, A. Khan, B. K. Lashari, R. B. Mahar, R. Ghulam, A. Siddiqi, J. Wescoat, N. Yogeswara, A. Ashraf, B. S. Sidhu, J. Tong, and the rest of the ISWEL Indus Basin Team (2019), Co-designing Indus Water-Energy-Land Futures, One Earth, 1, 185-194, doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2019.10.006.
  • Kahil, T., S. Parkinson, Y. Satoh, P. Greve, P. Burek, T. Veldkamp, R. Burtscher, E. Byers, G. Fischer, V. Krey, S. Langan, K. Riahi, S. Tramberend, and Y. Wada (2018), A continental-scale hydro-economic model for integrating water-energy-land nexus solutions, Water Resour. Res., 54, 7511-7533, doi: 10.1029/2017WR022478, Special Section: Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4): Improving and Integrating Knowledge across Disciplines on Global Energy, Water and Carbon Cycles.
  • Dalin, C., Y. Wada, T. Kastner, and M. J. Puma (2017), Groundwater depletion embedded in international food trade, Nature, 543, 700-704, doi:10.1038/nature21403.
  • Wada, Y., M. Flörke, N. Hanasaki, S. Eisner, G. Fischer, S. Tramberend, Y. Satoh, M. T. H. van Vliet, P. Yillia, C. Ringler, P. Burek, and D. Wiberg (2016), Modeling global water use for the 21st century: the Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative and its approaches, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 175-222, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-175-2016 (EGU Highlight Article).