Matti Kummu
Department of Built Environment

Matti Kummu

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Tietotie 1 E, 02150 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358504075171
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

The main focus of my research is the interaction between human population and water resources. I have been working extensively on assessing the global water scarcity and how it has impacted on food production and availability. To ease the ever-growing pressure on water and land resources, we are working actively in quantifying the potential of different measures, such as diet change, food loss reduction, emerging non-meat protein sources, and yield gap closure, to sustainably increase the food availability globally. Finally, we work also on a more local scale challenges and opportunities on water-energy-food nexus, particularly in Southeast Asian context.

I am part of Water and development research group, under Water and Environmental Engineering group, of which Master's programme I teach "Water and people in developing world"-course.

Areas of expertise

Geography Remote Sensing Water resources Global change Hydrology Food security

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Built Environment
Jan 2009

Oskari Vilamon rahaston väitöskirjapalkinto Oskari Vilamon rahasto, Finland

Publications

Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering

The Planet's Stressed River Basins : Too Much Pressure or Too Little Adaptive Capacity?

Publishing year: 2019 Earth's Future
Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering

The demanding quest for harmony : China's polarizing freshwater resilience map

Publishing year: 2019 Environmental Research Letters
Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Cattle production for exports in water-abundant areas : The case of Finland

Publishing year: 2019 Sustainability (Switzerland)
Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Built Environment

The Mekong's future flows under multiple drivers : How climate change, hydropower developments and irrigation expansions drive hydrological changes

Publishing year: 2019 Science of the Total Environment
Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering

Savings and losses of global water resources in food-related virtual water trade

Publishing year: 2019 Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Water
Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Two-thirds of global cropland area impacted by climate oscillations

Publishing year: 2018 Nature Communications
Geoinformatics, Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering

Spatial Variation in Seasonal Water Poverty Index for Laos: An Application of Geographically Weighted Principal Component Analysis

Publishing year: 2018 Social Indicators Research
Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering

Managing flood risks in the Mekong Delta

Publishing year: 2018 Ambio
Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Water resources conservation and nitrogen pollution reduction under global food trade and agricultural intensification

Publishing year: 2018 Science of the Total Environment
Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Built Environment

A developing food crisis and potential refugee movements

Publishing year: 2018 Nature Sustainability