Jialiang Cai

Postdoc fellow, Dr.rer.nat.210714-03-30-online

p: +358 50 4074874
e: jialiang.cai@aalto.fi

Main research interest:

  1. Water Resources Assessment and Management
  2. Spatio-Temporal Analysis in Interactions between Water Resources and Socioeconomic Development
  3. Water and Energy Security
  4. Water-Energy Nexus
  5. Groundwater Modeling with regard to Saltwater Intrusion in Inland Aquifers
  6. Watershed Ecology

Ongoing projects:

Impacts of Industrial Transition and Urbanization on China’s Water, Energy, and Food Security as well as its policy-making: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis

Selected publications:

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

  1. Cai, J., Kummu, M., Niva, V., Guillaume, J.H.A., Varis, O., 2017. Exposure and Resilience of China’s Cities to Floods and Droughts: A Double-Edged Sword. International Journal of Water Resources Development. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1353411.
  2. Cai, J., Varis, O., Yin, H., 2017. China’s water resources vulnerability: A spatio-temporal analysis during 2003–2013. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142(4), 2901-2910. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.180.
  3. Cai, J., Yin, H., Varis, O., 2016. Impacts of industrial transition on water use intensity and energy-related carbon intensity in China: A spatio-temporal analysis during 2003-2012. Applied Energy, 183, 1112-1122. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.09.069.
  4. Cai, J., Taute, T., Schneider, M., 2015. Recommendations of Controlling Saltwater Intrusion in an Inland Aquifer for Drinking-Water Supply at a Certain Waterworks Site in Berlin (Germany). Water Resources Management, 29(7), 2221-2232. doi: 10.1007/s11269-015-0937-7.
  5. Cai, J., Taute, T., Hamann, E., Schneider, M., 2015. An Integrated Laboratory Method to Measure and Verify Directional Hydraulic Conductivity in Fine-to-Medium Sandy Sediments. Groundwater, 53(1), 140-150. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12156.
  6. Cai, J., Taute, T., Schneider, M., 2014. Saltwater Upconing Below a Pumping Well in an Inland Aquifer: A Theoretical Modeling Study on Testing Different Scenarios of Deep Saline-Groundwater Pathways. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 225(11), 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s11270-014-2203-7.
  7. Huang, Y., Cai, J., Yin, H., Cai, M., 2009. Correlation of Precipitation to Temperature Variation in the Huanghe River (Yellow River) Basin during 1957-2006. Journal of Hydrology, 372(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.03.029.


  1. Cai, J., 2014. An Integrated Study of Hydraulic Anisotropy and its Impact on Saltwater Intrusion in an Inland Aquifer: Laboratory method, Modeling and Recommendations. Doctoral dissertation. Berlin, Germany: Freie Universität Berlin.
  2. Cai, J., Huang, Y., 2010. Theoretical Framework of Aquatic Ecological Function Regionalization at Lake Watershed Scale Based on Eutrophication Control. In Collection of 13th World Lake Conference, ed. Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, 1757-1760. Beijing, China: China Agricultural University Press.
  3. Cai, J., Huang, Y., 2009. Regional Integrated Environmental Assessment Training Manual (Chinese). Nairobi: United Nations Environmental Programme. http://geodata.rrcap.unep.org/regionalieamanual_chinese.php
  4. Huang, Y., Cai, M., Zhang, J., Chandmani, D., Cai, J., 2008. Freshwater under Threat in Northeast Asia – Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change. Nairobi: United Nations Environmental Programme.