Olli Varis
Department of Built Environment

Olli Varis

Professor

Kontakt information

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Tietotie 1 E
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Beskrivning

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.

Utmärkelser

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

TKK:n sisäinen tutkimuksen kärkiryhmä Teknillinen korkeakoulu, Finland

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

Julkaisupalkinto TKK, Rakennus- ja yhdyskuntatekniikan osasto, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Built Environment
Jan 1997

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

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

Julkaisupalkinto Vesiyhdistys, Finland

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

Environmental Research Letters: Best paper award 2010

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Water and Environmental Engineering
May 2018

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.

Publikationer

Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Integrated assessment of resource-energy-environment nexus in China's iron and steel industry

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Cleaner Production
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
Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Rural-Urban Migration and the Growth of Informal Settlements : A Socio-Ecological System Conceptualization with Insights Through a "Water Lens"

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

Can There be Water Scarcity with Abundance of Water? Analyzing Water Stress during a Severe Drought in Finland

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

Impacts of urbanization on water use and energy-related CO2 emissions of residential consumption in China : A spatio-temporal analysis during 2003-2012

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Cleaner Production
Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Towards resilient flood risk management for Asian coastal cities

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Cleaner Production
Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering

Greenhouse gas emissions of hydropower in the Mekong River Basin

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

Corrigendum to 'Sediment-related impacts due to upstream reservoir trapping, the Lower Mekong River' (vol 85, pg 275, 2007)

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

Exposure and resilience of China’s cities to floods and droughts : a double-edged sword

Publishing year: 2018 International Journal of Water Resources Development