Olli Varis

Distinguished Professor
Distinguished Professor
T213 Built Environment

I am professor of Water Resources Management with a focus on water, environment and development research and consultation.  My research concentrates on sustainable development and water resources management in developing and emerging economies, particularly in Asia. In my particular interest are global water resources and their interrelations to sectors such as agriculture and energy, and in relation to drivers such as climate change, urbanization, poverty, environment and economic development. 

I am active in several international organizations including UNESCO, WMO, IWRA (Vice President 2007-2009), IWA, IIASA and UNU/WIDER. I was a Vice Dean of Reseach and Innovation of Aalto School of Engineering in 2013-2018, Counsellor at the Supreme Administrational Court of Finland in 2006-2015, and am Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

Full researcher profile
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Yhteystiedot

Sähköposti
[email protected]
Puhelinnumero
+358504066245

Osaamisalueet

Water resources, Water engineering, Large river basins, Water resources management, Social and environmental impact assessment, Water and security studies, Vulnerability analyses

Palkinnot

Best Research Paper 2023 Award

Award or honor granted for a specific work Water and Environmental Eng. Sep 2023

The International Deed of the Year: Sustainable Global Technologies Programme

Aalto student union (AYY) award for the Sustainable Global Technologies Programme for the International Deed of the Year 2017 for truly global approach to teaching and sustainable development. With the prize AYY wants to point out the importance of quality internationalization in Aalto and encourage both students and staff to work together for a better, more global-minded and open Aalto.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Water and Environmental Eng. May 2018

Environmental Research Letters: Best paper award 2010

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Built Environment Jan 2010

Julkaisupalkinto Vesiyhdistys, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Built Environment Jan 1999

TKK:n Rakennus- ja yhdyskuntatekniikan osaston kilpailu tutkimuksen tekijoille, 1. palkinto TKK, Rakennus- ja yhdyskuntakniikan osasto, Finland

Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Built Environment Jan 1997

Julkaisupalkinto TKK, Rakennus- ja yhdyskuntatekniikan osasto, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Built Environment Jan 1998

TKK:n sisäinen tutkimuksen kärkiryhmä Teknillinen korkeakoulu, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Built Environment Jan 2003

Tutkimusryhmät

  • Water and Environmental Eng., Aalto Distinguished Professor

Julkaisut

To Withdraw, Investigate, Negotiate Or Integrate? Students' Coping Strategies With Disorienting Dilemmas In Interdisciplinary Project Courses

Xiaoqi Feng, Julia Sundman, Hanna Aarnio, Maija Taka, Marko Keskinen, Olli Varis 2023 SEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education

Increased probability of hot and dry weather extremes during the growing season threatens global crop yields

Matias Heino, Pekka Kinnunen, Weston Anderson, Deepak K. Ray, Michael J. Puma, Olli Varis, Stefan Siebert, Matti Kummu 2023 Scientific Reports

Evidence of waste management impacting severe diarrhea prevalence more than WASH : An exhaustive analysis with Brazilian municipal-level data

Anni Juvakoski, Henrik Rantanen, Michela Mulas, Francesco Corona, Riku Vahala, Olli Varis, Ilkka Mellin 2023 Water Research

World’s human migration patterns in 2000–2019 unveiled by high-resolution data

Venla Niva, Alexander Horton, Vili Virkki, Matias Heino, Maria Kosonen, Marko Kallio, Pekka Kinnunen, Guy J. Abel, Raya Muttarak, Maija Taka, Olli Varis, Matti Kummu 2023 Nature Human Behaviour

From Rookies To Synthesis: Agile Solutions For Sustainable Doctoral Studies

Maija Taka, Jaana Suviniitty, Olli Varis 2023 SEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education

Sustainable change through global encounters / Designs for a Cooler Planet

Olli Varis, Matleena Muhonen, Julia Sundman 2023

Delivery of energy sustainability : Applications of the “STAR” protocol to the Sustainable Development Goal 7 index and its interaction analysis

Dandan Zhao, Jialiang Cai, Lei Shen, Ayman Elshkaki, Junguo Liu, Olli Varis 2023 Journal of Cleaner Production

A framework for assessing freshwater vulnerability along China's Belt and Road Initiative : An exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity approach

Ashenafi Yohannes Battamo, Olli Varis, John P. Giesy, Belay Tafa Oba, Moses Akintayo Aborisade, Peizhe Sun, Yongkui Yang, Lin Zhao 2022 Environmental Science and Policy