Adaptation & Water

There are two major areas of climate change countermeasures: mitigation and adaptation. This research unit focuses on climate adaptation and water environment management, which is becoming increasingly important every year.

In recent years, climate-related disasters such as torrential rains and typhoons have become increasingly severe and frequent in Japan and abroad. In addition to the direct damage caused by climate-related disasters, climate change poses compound risks to humanity, including national security, increased poverty, and health hazards. Collaborating with stakeholders mainly in Asia Pacific --national and local governments, international organisations, and domestic and international research institutions--, this research team promotes domestic and international adaptation measures based on approaches such as Nature-based Solutions (NbS). We aim to contribute to the construction of a society that is resilient to climate change.

The objective of this research team is to propose models and governance schemes for integrated water resource management under various socio-economic conditions, to increase the efficiency of water resource use and regional sustainability. In addition to focusing on the establishment of water resource management systems in Asia, we promote efforts to solve the microplastics issue and prevent water pollution through wastewater management. At the same time, as the secretariat of the Water Environment Partnership for Asia (WEPA), we are contributing to strengthening the capacity of Asian countries in water environment management.

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