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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...
Report Chapter
Industry, in the context of this chapter, is mostly confined to the strict definition of the word: -“economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories”. Industry has a major impact on nature and its biodi- versity in Asia and the Pacific, as it does elsewhere in the world. Industry impacts...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Dongmei
Chen
With the advent of high-spatial resolution (HSR) satellite imagery, urban land use/land cover (LULC) mapping has become one of the most popular applications in remote sensing. Due to the importance of context information (e.g., size/shape/texture) for classifying urban LULC features, Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) techniques are...
Research Report
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The Ganges basin provides essential water for drinking, irrigation, industrial use and cooling of power generation facilities. Changes in the water availability induced by global climate change will impact on economic development as well as human life in this basin and beyond. Water competition among major consumers will become fiercer in the...
Policy Report
This report is the fourth edition of the series “WEPA Outlook on Water Environmental Management”, which consists of two main chapters: Chapter 1 -“Outlook on Water Environmental Management in WEPA Countries” and Chapter 2 - “Country Profiles of Water Environmental Management in WEPA Countries”. The first chapter presents the results of analysis on...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Remote Sensing
Author:
Shahab E.
Jozdani
Mehdi
Momeni
Mehran
Sattari
Multiresolution segmentation (MRS) is one of the most commonly used image segmentation algorithms in the remote-sensing community. This algorithm has three user-defined parameters: scale, shape, and compactness. The scale parameter (SP) is the most crucial one in determining the average size of the image segments generated. Since setting this...
Policy Report
アジアの国々は、居住環境の悪化、利用可能な水の減少および水の生態系サービスの損失につながる、深刻な水質汚濁問題に直面し続けている。これらの状況を考慮し、ガバナンスの観点から水質汚濁問題を解決することを目的とし、第3 回世界水フォーラムの場で日本国環境省によりアジア水環境パートナーシップ(WEPA)が提案された。WEPAでは2004年から、アジア13カ国のパートナー国(カンボジア、中国、インドネシア、日本、韓国、ラオス、マレーシア、ミャンマー、ネパール、フィリピン、スリランカ、タイ、ベトナム)の協力のもと、水環境問題問題を解決するために、関係者の能力向上及び解決策の情報・知識共有を行ってきた。 アジア地域の水質に関する問題を解決するためには...
Briefing Note
商品作物の国際的サプライ・チェーンが途上国の森林減少に大きな影響を与えている。森林破壊に由来する商品作物を原料として利用する企業に対する批判が高まり、これに対応して森林減少を伴わない形で生産された作物をサプライ・チェーンの中で取り扱う「ゼロ・デフォレステーション」の取り組みが始まっている。2014年に「森林に関するニューヨーク宣言」が国連気候変動サミットで採択され、「世界の天然林減少率を2020年までに少なくとも半分に抑え、2030年までにゼロにする」こと、そのために「農産物生産による森林破壊を2020年までに排除するという民間セクターの目標達成を支援する」ことが目標として盛り込まれた。日本でも、認証制度を活用したゼロ・デフォレステーションの取り組みも広がりはじめている...
Book Chapter
In Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia Potentials and Challenges
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Despite much attention on “ecosystem services” and their potential role in disaster risk reduction (DRR), it is still unclear how ecosystem services can effectively be used for developing risk reduction strategies across the level of operations. On one hand, scientists have proved the utility of ecosystem services for DRR beyond doubts, say for...