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Accumulation of plastic wastes in the marine eco-system is growing rapidly with the increase of plastic production and consumption patterns, particularly single-use plastics as well as unsustainable plastic waste management practices. Land-based sources are recognised as the main cause (up to 80% of total marine debris) of marine plastic pollution...
Policy Report
Author:
Hul
Seingheng
Chihiro
Yoshimura
Sovannara
Uk
Rajendra
Khanal
Sokly
Siev
Aiko
Yamashita
Hideto
Fujii
Tomohiro
Tanaka
Hidekazu
Yoshioka
Takashi
Nakamura
Yoichi
Fujihara
Keisuke
Hoshikawa
Sarann
Ly
Sambo
Lun
Sokchhay
Heng
Sok
Ty
Mong
Marith
Oeurng
Chantha
Song
Layheang
Fidero
Kuok
Boreborey
Ty
Chanvorleak
Phat
Eden G.
Mariquit
Winarto
Kurniawan
Hirofumi
Hinode
Porsry
Ung
Reasmey
Tan
Vannak
Ann
Chanthol
Peng
Manabu
Fujii
Kazuhiko
Miyanaga
Yasunori
Tanji
Tonle Sap Lake (TSL), the largest lake in South East Asia, is under increasing pressure from pollution, land-use change, climate change, and development activities in the lake, its basin and the Mekong Basin. Recent changes in the lake hydrological system and its floodplains are becoming a great concern for hundreds of communities relying on the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Author:
Manish
Ramaiah
Ram
Avtar
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Just a few decades ago, Adyar River in India’s city of Chennai was an important source of water for various uses. Due to local and global changes (e.g., population growth and climate change), its ecosystem and overall water quality, including its aesthetic value, has deteriorated, and the water has become unsuitable for commercial uses. Adverse...
Submission to Policy Process
Contributing Papers for the 2019 Global Assessment Report
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Paul
Pavelic
Andrew
Ross
Groundwater is a de-facto source of water during drought and emergencies. In a broader perspective, the traditional short-term strategy of using groundwater to combat water deficits during drought needs revisiting. The objective of this paper is to examine the relevance and options for developing and adopting such groundwater-based natural...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Geosciences
Author:
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh
Ram
Avtar
Dat Q.
Tran
Tran Van
Ty
Hari Charan
Behera
Masaaki
Kurasaki
Along with rapid population growth in Vietnam, there is an increasing dependence on groundwater for various activities. An Giang province is known to be one of the agricultural intensification areas of The Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD). This study aimed to evaluate the spatiotemporal variation of groundwater quality for a period of ten years from...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:
Devesh
Sharma
G.M. Tarekul
Islam
Rabin
Malla
The Ganges basin provides essential water for drinking, irrigation, industrial use and power generation. Global climate change will affect the water availability in the basin and inevitably intensify the competition for water among major users, particularly from thermal power generation. Knowledge on the spatial distribution of water supply-demand...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Finite freshwater sources are facing huge threats both for quality and quantity from uncertain global changes, namely population growth, rapid urbanization, and climate change. These threats are even more prominent in developing countries where institutional capacity of decision-makers in the field of water resources is not sufficient. Attention of...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Applied Water Science
Author:
Chitresh
Saraswat
Ram
Avtar
Prashant
Bhalani
Achieving water security and availability for all is among the principle agenda of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve the goal of water security, particularly in rapidly expanding cities, identification of safe and sustainable water resources is an absolute necessity. The paper conducts an exploratory investigation in the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Mrittika
Basu
Chtiresh
Saraswat
Binay
Mishra
Rapid changes in land use and land cover pattern have exerted an irreversible change on different natural resources, and water resources in particular, throughout the world. Khambhat City, located in the Western coastal plain of India, is witnessing a rapid expansion of human settlements, as well as agricultural and industrial activities. This...
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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Erica
Gaddis
James
Grellier
Anna Maria
Grobicki
Rowena
Hay
Naho
Mirumachi
Gavin
Mudd
Farhad
Mukhtarov
Walter
Rast
Beatriz
Rodríguez-Labajos
Jaee Sanjay
Nikam
Patricia Nayna
Schwerdtle
Various policy approaches show that water quantity and quality have serious implications for human and ecosystem health, and that these interactions are driven by changes in multiple sectors. Governance is increasingly opened up to non-State actors, such as the private sector and civil society. Decision-making thus needs to consider the full range...