Partner Event: Training Workshop on Water Resources Management | 12 October, 14 October, 21 October


Training Workshop on Water Resources Management: Climate and Socioeconomic Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basin 

Scientists from the IIASA Water Security (WAT) Research Group will conduct a water resource management model-training workshop for experts from Southeast Asian countries, supported by the Economy & Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA).

The three-day workshop is organized in the context of a cooperation between EEPSEA, the Environment for Development Center (EfD-Vietnam), and IIASA (WAT Research Group). The virtual workshop will strengthen participants’ knowledge of the development and use of models and systems analysis approaches to better understand current and future issues surrounding water resource management under climate change involving climate, hydrological, and economic modeling tools. The workshop will involve a mixture of presentations and practical ‘hands-on’ sessions with selected models to contextualize the work in the Southeast Asian region and its specific circumstances.


Modeling activities:

Community Water Model (CWATM) – – is an open source model that examines how future water demand will evolve in response to socioeconomic change and how water availability will change in response to climate

Global Hydro-Economic Model (ECHO) – – is a bottom-up system analysis framework that can be used to develop integrated, long-term planning strategies for the water system

Global Agro-Ecological Zones (GAEZ v4) – – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IIASA have cooperated over several decades to develop and implement the Agro-Ecological Zones modeling framework and associated database


Cooperating Partners:

IIASA WAT Research Group

provides the scientific foundation needed to address the quest for water security across scales. Furthermore, it serves to bridge science-policy-practice gaps related to water management by leading global efforts on integrating assessment of water resources and exploring transformation pathways towards a water secure future.



was developed from the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia and serves as a regional platform for transdisciplinary research to address global environmental challenges. EEPSEA conducts multidisciplinary research that gives the environment its due value and provides training courses on the use of economic tools and techniques in analyzing environmental issues. The partnership engages researchers from different disciplines, decision makers, and communities towards sustainable development in Southeast Asia.



contributes to sustainable development in Vietnam by implementing high quality research and promoting evidence-based policy in environmental and resource management. It contributes to alleviating poverty and highlighting the gender perspective. EfD-Vietnam is administered by EEPSEA at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH).

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