Miina Porkka

D.Sc. (Tech)

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Main research interests:

  • Water and food security
  • Water scarcity
  • Agricultural trade

Selected publications:

Kummu M, Guillaume JHA, de Moel H, Eisner S, Flörke M, Porkka M, Siebert S, Veldkamp TIE, Ward PJ. 2016. The world’s road to water scarcity: shortage and stress in the 20th century and pathways towards sustainability. Scientific Reports 6, 38495. doi:10.1038/srep38495

Marchand P, Carr J, Dell’Angelo J, Fader M, Gephart M, Kummu M, Magliocca N, Porkka M, Prell C, Puma MJ, Ratajczak Z, Seekell DA, Suweis S, Tavoni A, D’Odorico P. 2016. Reserves and Trade Jointly Determine Exposure to Food Supply Shocks. Environmental Research Letters 11 (9): 095009. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095009.

Fader M, Rulli MC, Carr J, Dell’Angelo J, D’Odorico P, Gephart J, Kummu M, Magliocca N, Porkka M, Prell C, Puma MJ, Ratajczak Z, Seekell DA, Suweis S, Tavoni A. 2016. Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply. Environment Research Letters 11: 055008. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/055008

Jalava M, Guillaume JHA, Kummu M, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2016. Diet Change and Food Loss Reduction: What Is Their Combined Impact on Global Water Use and Scarcity? Earth’s Future 4 (3): 62–78. doi:10.1002/2015EF000327.

Keskinen M, Guillaume JHA, Kattelus M, Porkka M, Räsänen TA & Varis O. 2016. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Transboundary Context: Insights from Large Asian Rivers, Water, 8: 193 doi: 10.3390/w8050193

Munia H, Guillaume JHA, Mirumachi N, Porkka M, Wada Y, Kummu M. 2016. Water stress in global transboundary river basins: significance of upstream water use on downstream stress. Environmental Research Letters 11, 014002. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/014002

Porkka, M., Gerten, D., Schaphoff, S., Siebert, S., Kummu, M., 2016. Causes and trends of water scarcity in food production. Environmental Research Letters 11, 015001. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/015001 [pdf]

Salmivaara A, Porkka M, Kummu M, Keskinen M, Guillaume J H A, Varis O. 2015. Exploring the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem in spatial water assessments: a case of water shortage in Monsoon Asia. Water 7(3): 898-917. doi: 10.3390/w7030898

Siebert S, Kummu M, Porkka M, Döll P, Ramankutty N, and Scanlon BR. 2015. A global dataset of the extent of irrigated land from 1900 to 2005, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 19: 1521-1545. doi: 10.5194/hess-19-1521-2015

Jalava M, Kummu M, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2014. Diet change – a solution to reduce water use? Environmental Research Letters 9: 074016. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/074016 [pdf]

Porkka M, Kummu M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2013. From food insufficiency towards trade dependency: a historical analysis of global food availability. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82714. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082714 [pdf]

Kummu, M., de Moel, H., Porkka, M., Siebert, S., Varis, O. and Ward, P.J. 2012. Lost food, wasted resources: global food supply chain losses and their impacts on freshwater, cropland, and fertiliser use. Science of the Total Environment 438: 477-489 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.08.092 [pdf]

Porkka, M., Kummu, M., Siebert, S. and Flörke, M. 2012. The Role of Virtual Water Flows in Physical Water Scarcity: The Case of Central Asia. International Journal of Water Resources Development 28(3): 453-474. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2012.684310