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Peer-reviewed Article
In Land
Author:
Vindhya
Basnayaka
Jayanga
Samarasinghe
Miyuru
Gunathilake
Nitin
Muttil
Dileepa
Hettiarachchi
Upaka
Rathnayake

River meandering and anabranching have become major problems in many large rivers that carry significant amounts of sediment worldwide. The morphodynamics of these rivers are complex due to the temporal variation of flows. However, the availability of remote sensing data and geographic information systems (GISs) provides the opportunity to analyze...

Book Chapter
In Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
D.
Suhardiman
O.
Keovilignavong
C.
Clément
J.
Vinckevleugel
S.M.
Bohsung
K.
Xiong
L.
Valee
M.
Viossanges
S.
Douangsavanh
T.
Sotoukee
K.G.
Villholth
K.
Vongsathiane

Groundwater offers smallholder farmers in the lowlands of Lao PDR opportunities to diversify cropping beyond wet season paddy and thus enhance their livelihoods while reducing climate risks. This chapter focuses on evaluating existing and specifically developed groundwater irrigation options on the Vientiane Plain, and framing the findings around...

Issue Brief
PAER Policy Guide
Author:
Sovannara
Uk
Chihiro
Yoshimura
Kong
Chhuon
Khoeurn
Kimleang
Vinhteang
Kaing
Eden Mariquit
Andrews
Toru
Watanabe
OR
Chanmoly

Key messages

  • There is a need for a broader and holistic effort to address a host of environmental issues and challenges faced by the Tonle Sap Lake (TSL).

  • In order to realize a sustainable and resilient TSL and its basin, this policy guide suggests three resilience enhancement measures: i) Ecohydrological resilience enhancement measures, ii)...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Science of Total Environment
Author:
Deha Agus
Umarhadi
Wirastuti
Widyatmanti
Ali P.
Yunus
Khaled Mohamed
Khedher
Ali
Kharrazi
Ram
Avtar

Peatlands in Indonesia are subject to subsidence in recent years, resulting in significant soil organic carbon loss. Their degradation is responsible for several environmental issues; however, understanding the causes of peatland subsidence is of prime concern for implementing mitigation measures. Here, we employed time-series Small BAseline Subset...

Book Chapter
In Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Tsutomu
Ichikawa

In this novel and integrated MAR approach, an offsetting scheme under the concept of payment for ecosystem services (PES) is used to enhance groundwater recharge along the Shirakawa River in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The scheme gives a cash incentive to farmers who pond their abandoned rice fields for groundwater recharge. For a specified period...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Jiaheng
Zhao
Huili
Chen
Qiuhua
Liang
Xilin
Xia
Jiren
Xu
Trevor
Hoey
Brian
Barrett
Fabrice
Renaud
Lee
Bosher

Increasing resilience to natural hazards and climate change is critical for achieving many Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). In recent decades, China has experienced rapid economic development and became the second-largest economy in the world. This rapid economic expansion has led to large-scale changes in terrestrial (e.g., land use and land...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Groundwater for Sustainable Development
Author:
Tran Van
Ty
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh
Ram
Avtar
Huynh Van
Hiep

This study assesses qualitative and quantitative changes in groundwater resources and their impact on land
subsidence in Can Tho, Vietnam, from 2000 to 2018. Can Tho city is characterized by scarce water resources and
intense industrial, domestic, agricultural, and mining usage, creating water stress. The vertical compaction rates
and thus land...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
Author:
Nguyen Hong
Duc
Ram
Avtar
Pham Phuong
Lan

Rapid population growth, urbanization, industrialization, and climate change are the key drivers causing serious water pollution around the globe. Considering the impacts of these key drivers, this study employed the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) simulation tool to simulate the future water quality in a nearly 60-km stretch of the Hau River...

Book Chapter
In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia

The widespread adoption of low emissions technologies in rapidly developing countries is critical to resolving the climate emergency.1 However, many fast growing economies lack the energy efficient, renewable, and other advanced technologies needed to mitigate climate change. Technology transfer could help address these countries need. Yet the...

Book

This guidebook is intended to provide an overview of how to conduct climate change and land-use change impact assessments,
so that the impacts on water, biodiversity, and health can be better understood at the local level. A key aspect
of the guidebook is the tutorials provided for conducting climate change/land-use change scenario analysis and...