Igor A. Shiklomanov was a Russian hydrologist and water resources expert, who is notable for his work on global water resources and climate change. His research and contributions to the field of hydrology have greatly increased our understanding of the Earth's water cycle and how it is affected by climate change. His work to advance the understanding of the global water budget through quantitative assessment and making projections for future generations has been of great significance to the field. His work has affected the way in which we think about water usage worldwide, and the way in which international water projects are designed.
Developing a global database on water resources, which provides a comprehensive overview of the world's freshwater resources, their distribution, and potential uses. The database has been continuously updated since and has become an important resource for policymakers and researchers.
Co-founding the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme, which aimed to improve global water management policies and provide better access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
Leading the Global Water Systems Project, a collaborative effort that brought together scientists and stakeholders from around the world to improve our understanding of the Earth's water systems and their interactions with other global processes. The project has produced numerous publications and research outputs since its inception.
Awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
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