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Policy Report

Understanding Myanmar’s solid waste systems presents a challenge for anyone working in the sector. While waste collection and disposal challenges faced by Myanmar’s cities and towns share similarities, strategies to overcome them evolve locally and are often not well-communicated between different local government bodies. Data on the country’s...

Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Emani Kumar
Soumya Chaturvedula
Ritu Thakur
Achu R Sekhar
Rahul Singh
Sumskrutha Shroff
Anuradha Adhikari
Harini Kolli

Plastics are an integral part of our daily life. Today, the linear model of “make, use, and dispose” plastic materials poses a serious threat to the public health and environment. Though there are a large number of interventions made across the country, the impact is not yet visible. It is realised that challenges with plastic waste are so...

Book Chapter
In Implementing the Satoyama Initiative for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being
Author:
Raffaela
Kozar

Primary production, including agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and fisheries is the strongest driver of biodiversity loss globally. It can, however, contribute to biodiversity conservation if wisely managed such as in ‘Satoyama’ and ‘Satoumi’, or socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), where production activities support...

Commissioned Report

This Final Commission Report was prepared for the National Institute for Environmental Studies as part of the outputs for the PoDIWM Project on "POLICY DIALOGUE & NETWORK BUILDING OF MULTI‐STAKEHOLDERS ON INTEGRATED DECENTRALIZED DOMESTIC WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT IN ASEAN COUNTRIES" led by NIES. IGES Team works as an international consultant for the...

Commissioned Report

This Final Commission Report was prepared for the National Institute for Environmental Studies as part of the outputs for the PoDIWM Project on "POLICY DIALOGUE & NETWORK BUILDING OF MULTI‐STAKEHOLDERS ON INTEGRATED DECENTRALIZED DOMESTIC WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT IN ASEAN COUNTRIES" led by NIES. IGES Team works as an international consultant for the...

Commissioned Report

This Final Commission Report was prepared for the National Institute for Environmental Studies as part of the outputs for the PoDIWM Project on "POLICY DIALOGUE & NETWORK BUILDING OF MULTI‐STAKEHOLDERS ON INTEGRATED DECENTRALIZED DOMESTIC WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT IN ASEAN COUNTRIES" led by NIES. IGES Team works as an international consultant for the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Progress in Disaster Science
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Abhijit
Mukherjee
Md. Nasif
Ahsan
Duc
Cong Hiep Nguyen
Hong Quan
Nguyen
Rajib
Shaw
Binaya Kumar
Mishra

Rapid global changes (population growth, urbanization and frequent extreme weather conditions) have cumulatively affected local water bodies and resulted in unfavorable hydrological, ecological, and environmental changes in the major river systems. Particularly, communities in isolated riverine islands are heavily affected due to their poor...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water Science & Technology
Author:
Masaaki
Kitajima
N. T. T.
Huong
A. S.
Setiyawan
Tjandra
Setiadi
D. T.
Hung
Eiji
Haramoto

This mini review describes the current status and challenges regarding institutionalisation of wastewater surveillance systems against COVID-19. Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater has been proposed to be a potential tool to understand the actual prevalence of COVID-19 in the community, and it could be an effective approach to monitor the trend...

Policy Brief
Author:
Reiko Kubota
Thammarat Koottatep
Santosh Dhungana
Suraj Pradhan

Over the last more than 2 years (2018-2020), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has worked closely with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and Thailand National Taskforce Team members on a project titled “Policy Dialogue and Network Building of Multi-stakeholders on...

Policy Brief
Author:

Effective solid waste management is critical for achieving sustainable development in municipalities. In the last half century, urban cities around the world have grown significantly, and experts forecast that this trend will continue into the future. Increased populations coupled with rapid urban buildup put enormous stress on municipalities...