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Research Report
Author:
Adcharaporn
Pagdee
Canesio D
Predo
Cossey K.
Yosi
Stewart
Serawe
Mark
Mameek Winai
Isao
Endo

Although it is widely acknowledged that forests provide critical ecosystem services for human survival and well-being, in the Asia-Pacific region forests are being converted to other land uses and degraded at alarming rates. One underlying factor for this destruction of forests is market failure. Forests are cleared for other land uses or degraded...

Briefing Note
Author:
Melissa May
F. Cardenas

The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted at the conference held in Kumamoto City and Minamata City in October 2013. The convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions/releases of mercury and mercury compounds and stipulates appropriate management and reduction of the emissions through the entire...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Waste Management
Author:
Albert
Altarejos Magalang
Eligio
T. Ildefonso
Maria
Delia Cristina M. Valdez
Liz
C. Silva

Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is considered one of the serious environmental issues in the Philippines, with corresponding linkages to the climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, methane (CH4) linked with indiscriminate dumping of municipal solid waste has received the much attention with regard to public health...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Stefanos
Georganos
Tais
Grippa
Moritz
Lennert
Eléonore
Wolff

To classify Very-High-Resolution (VHR) imagery, Geographic Object Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) is the most popular method used to produce high quality Land-Use/Land-Cover maps. A crucial step in GEOBIA is the appropriate parametrization of the segmentation algorithm prior to the classification. However, little effort has been made to automatically...

Fact Sheet
Author:
Milben A.
Bragais
Donald
Luna
Akio
Onishi
Damasa B.
Magcale-Macandog

This 1-pager shows the potential impacts of land-use change on flooding in the Pila-Victoria subwatershed of The Philippines. The built-up area of the subwatershed is projected to increase by ~88% (based on participatory mapping exercises conducted with local government staff members), which is estimated to result in a ~5% increase in the flood...

Fact Sheet
Author:
Milben A.
Bragais
Donald
Luna
Akio
Onishi
Damasa B.
Magcale-Macandog

This 1-pager shows the potential impacts of land-use change on flooding in the Los Baños subwatershed of The Philippines. The built-up area of the subwatershed is projected to increase by ~65% (based on participatory mapping exercises conducted with local government staff members), which is estimated to result in a ~6% increase in the flood...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainable Cities and Society
Author:
Damasa B.
Magcale-Macandog
Milben A.
Bragais
Paula B
Macandog

Literature suggests a significant potential for synergies among climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCA & M) policies, especially in urban areas. However, the understanding of how best to integrate CCA &M is limited despite the fact that there is an increasing interest, particularly in Southeast Asian countries, in achieving the integration...