Matti Kummu

Assistant Professor

Research units & titles

Artistic and research interests

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.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Science (Technology), Civil and Environmental Engineering, Teknillinen korkeakoulu

  • Doctor of Science (Technology), Civil and Environmental Engineering, Teknillinen korkeakoulu

Keywords

  • Geography, Remote Sensing, Water resources, Global change, Hydrology, Food security

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