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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Management
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
MRITTIKA
BASU
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ram
Avtar
Priyanka
Mitra

Globally, shifting cultivation is known to be an important driver of tropical deforestation. However, we argue that it can be sustainably managed if the environmental boundary conditions, laid by the traditional customs and practices, are fully respected. We narrate an empirical study from the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, India, where we...

Submission to Policy Process

Plastics are part of everyday life for most of the people in the world and it is also used extensively in the industry. Globally about 368 million tonnes are produced annually where Asia accounts for more than half of the global plastic production. Sri Lanka currently imports virgin plastic raw materials for varying applications which amounts to...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Coastal Conservation
Author:
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shalini
Dhyani
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Paras
Pujari

Bhitarkanika National Park and Mahanadi Delta are the most biologically diverse mangrove patches of India. Due to inadequate representation of the value of the mangroves in decision-making, mangroves of Bhitarkanika and Mahanadi delta have undergone a rapid decline in the last fifty years. Thus, there is a growing need to assess the ecosystem...

Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha
Yasas
Gamagedara

This report presents the challenges faced and opportunities revealed through a study of two cases of source-segregated waste collection by local authorities in Sri Lanka; Moratuwa Municipal Council, in Colombo, and Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha, in Monaragala for the purpose of raising planning and decision making capacities not only in Sri Lanka but...

Book Chapter
In Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Advances, Challenges and Potentials
Author:
Suman
Basnet
Rajib
Shaw
Dhrupad
Chaudhury

The Himalaya and Hindu Kush Region (HKH) is one of the world's most fragile ecosystems in terms of climate change and its impacts, such as, slow- and fast-onset disasters. Traditionally, nature and human beings have co-existed in this area with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems and practices being used in different ways, such as for...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Mrittika
Basu
Shalini
Dhyani

The paper narrates an empirical study of participatory mapping and spatial characterization of six non-material landscape values across multiple coastal production landscapes in the Indian Sundarban delta. The methodology relies on an inexpensive rapid rural appraisal technique that integrates the conventional notion of place preference and...

Working Paper
Effective Plastic Waste Management in Sri Lanka
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha

This case study report examines the establishment and evolution of plastic waste recycling under two different operational modalities in urban areas of Sri Lanka; 1) single municipal operation, and 2) PPP (Public Private Partnership) based operation. This report provides an analysis of each modality in terms of effectiveness, technical feasibility...

Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha

This report presents three case studies in the context of centralised large-scale composting facilities in Sri Lanka in order to reveal the factors and approaches that led to positive results under different type of operational modality, i.e., 1) single municipal operation, 2) provincial operation, and 3) joint consortium operation (operated by two...

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
Author:
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Kamakshi
Thapa
Rajib
Shaw
Yan
Wanglin

Urban and rural areas often meet their water demands from a shared stock of finite water resources. Against the changing climate, the rising water demands in fast-growing urban areas are leading to increasing water-use conflicts with the co-dependent rural areas. Although poor water governance is frequently cited as the key reason for such urban...