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Working Paper
IWMI Working Paper

Irrigated agriculture has become an important focus of the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) for addressing poverty alleviation, food security and climate change. Most irrigation systems to date have relied upon surface water, limiting irrigation development to areas close to streams, rivers and reservoirs. To address this gap, a...

Conference Proceeding
The 11th Regional Conference on Environmental Engineering 2018 and the 3rd International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Tropical Lakes “Enhancing Sustainability and Resilience under Anthropogenic Pressure and Climate Change
Author:
Hul
Seingheng
Heng
Naleak
Naret
Heng
Neth
Baromey

The Tonle Sap Lake (TSL) is among the most productive freshwater ecosystems, and one of the most fish- abundant lakes in the world. It is connected with the Mekong River by Tonle Sap River. The TSL absorbs a huge volume of water, which helps to reduce flooding in the Mekong River floodplains during the peak flooding...

Issue Brief
Author:
Devesh
Sharma
GM Tarekul
Islam
Pham Thi Mai
Thao

The Asia-Pacific region is facing the challenges of securing water, energy and food. These challenges are intensifying due to economic growth and transformation, population growth, unsustainable land and resource use, changing lifestyles and climate change. As they are interconnected, to avoid major trade-offs these challenges need to be addressed...

Research Report
APN Research Report
Author:
Sangam
Shrestha
Vishnu
Pandey
Oranuj
Lorphensri
Dian
Sisinggih
Bui Tran
Vuong
Muhammad
Basharat

Today, 54% of the world’s population live in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. Major cities and municipalities in the region rely either fully or partially on groundwater. Four highly relevant Asian cities (Bangkok, Bandung, Ho Chi Minh and Lahore) were selected which bear groundwater dependency in the range of...

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...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Groundwater for Sustainable Development

Considering the finite volume of fresh water resources, managing its quality and quantity sustainably is one of
the greatest challenges because of complex global changes. This work strives to predict the combined effect of
urbanization and climate change on water quality in Pasig-Marikina River considering its criticalities to develop
proactive...

Briefing Note
Author:
Tsutomu
Ichikawa
Karen G.
Villholth

Payments for ecosystem services (PES) is a market-based mechanism aimed at sustaining the flow of such services. Through a PES scheme, beneficiaries or users of the ecosystem service(s) compensate the provider or manager of those services, directly or indirectly. The provider and beneficiaries agree on the terms and conditions of the PES and...

Conference Paper
Stockholm World Water Week 2018 Session on "Groundwater-based natural infrastructure solutions: The missing link to resilience?"

Kumamoto is a rare case of fully functional PES for over 13 years;

Willingness between buyers and sellers is one of the basic conditions for establishing PES. However, willingness are always not sufficient condition for groundwater recharge, which are difficult to quantify and verify;

Role of intermediary institutions such as local agriculture...