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This dataset contains GIS maps (.shp files) of built-up/urban land in the Philippines in 2018 (current) and 2050 (future), considering low/medium/high future urban expansion scenarios. The 2050 urban area maps were generated using a cellular automata logistic regression model, which was applied to historical urban area maps and other openly...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Land
Author:
Kotaro
Iizuka
Akio
Onishi
Damasa B.
Magcale-Macandog
Milben
Bragais

This study uses a spatially-explicit land-use/land-cover (LULC) modeling approach to model and map the future (2016–2030) LULC of the area surrounding the Laguna de Bay of Philippines under three different scenarios: ‘business-as-usual’, ‘compact development’, and ‘high sprawl’ scenarios. The Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and...