Peking University (PKU) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have launched the PKU-IIASA International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, aimed at training highly qualified early-career postdoctoral researchers to carry out research in fields of mutual interest at both PKU and IIASA. The fellow will register and conduct research at PKU for 12 months and at IIASA for 12 months with multiple exchange visits between PKU and IIASA.

Under this framework, each applicant must identify at least one faculty member from each institution who agrees to serve as his/her host supervisor. In this regard, the Watershed Science Laboratory (PKUWSL), Laboratory of Energy & Environmental Economics and Policy (LEEEP) at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE) of PKU and Water Program (WAT) at IIASA invite applications to contact us as host supervisors.

The fellow will work with an international and interdisciplinary panel of scholars: Prof. Yong Liu (PKUWSL), Prof. Hancheng Dai (LEEEP) and Dr. Yoshihide Wada (WAT). We invite the applicants to contact us to develop a research proposal with the focus on energy-water nexus under the global climate change mitigation policies, including: a) Assessing the impacts of energy decarbonization strategies on water demand or water quality; b) Assessing the impacts of climate change on water resource availability; and c) assessing the synergies and trade-offs of climate change mitigation on water resource or water quality stress taking into account both demand and supply sides of water resource or wastewater discharging.