During that meeting, Ban and Kabat discussed collaborations, past and present between IIASA and the United Nations. In particular, the two discussed research that ties into the water-energy nexus.
For example, the new Global Water Futures and Solutions: World Water Scenarios Project, a joint IIASA, UNESCO, and World Water Council initiative will assess current and future states of water resources around the world. The new project brings together scientists and stakeholders from both public and private sectors, and decision makers to provide better and solution oriented information for water managers at a local and global level.
Read more on the IIASA site.