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Book Chapter
In Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Tsutomu
Ichikawa

In this novel and integrated MAR approach, an offsetting scheme under the concept of payment for ecosystem services (PES) is used to enhance groundwater recharge along the Shirakawa River in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The scheme gives a cash incentive to farmers who pond their abandoned rice fields for groundwater recharge. For a specified period...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Earth Systems and Environment
Author:
Tasnim Abdary
Anonna
Zia
Ahmed
Rafiul
Alam
Md. Masud
Karim
Zhixiao
Xie
Fei
Zhang
Jesus
Simal-Gandara

This study aims to assess the water quality of the Mahananda River in Bangladesh and its suitability for drinking and agricultural uses. For water quality determination, 15 samples were collected from different sites of the Mahananda River to calculate Water Quality Index (WQI) and Entropy Water Quality Index (EWQI). Result shows that among...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Sk
Mithun
Mehebub
Sehana
Subrata
Chattopadhyay
Khaled
Kheder
Ram
Avtar

The mass accumulation of population in the larger cities of India has led to accelerated and unprecedented peripheral urban expansion over the last few decades. This rapid peripheral growth is characterized by an uncontrolled, low density, fragmented and haphazard patchwork of development popularly known as urban sprawl. The Kolkata Metropolitan...

Presentation
第3回合法伐採木材等の流通及び利用に係る検討会

クリーンウッド法(合法伐採木材等の流通及び利用の促進に関する法律)の見直しのプロセスで、現状や課題等について把握するための木材関係各種業界団体等からヒアリングに招待いただき、以下を提案した。

  • 違法伐採木材を日本国内で流通させることを禁止するべき
    • 法律の「趣旨」等を、社会の要求にあわせて見直す
  • 違法伐採木材を取り締まるのではなく、事業者によるデューデリジェンス(DD)実施の徹底を目指すべき
  • 政府のリソースには限りがあるため、効率的で効果的な方法を採用することが重要
    • 取り扱う木材の違法性リスクを評価し、リスクに応じて適切なリスク軽減措置の実施(DD)を求めるべき
    • CW法の普及だけでなく、デューデリジェンスの具体的な内容・手順...
Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Saeid
Gharechelou
Ryutaro
Tateishi
Josaphat
Sumantyo

Soil moisture is a critical component for Earth science studies, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data have high potential for retrieving soil moisture using backscattering models. In this study, polarimetric SAR (PALSAR: Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) data and polarimetric decompositions including span, entropy/H/alpha, and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Communications
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shalini
Dhyani

With the increasing spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions on public life were strengthened across the world. Non-pharmaceutical interventions like stay-at-home orders, cancellations of events, work from home, etc. are the first line of defense to combat the spread of highly transmittable infections like Covid-19. But these interventions...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Rural Studies
Author:
Hiroyuki
Kubota
Sawako
Shigeto
Takahiro
Yoshida
Yoshiki
Yamagata

The global population is concentrating unprecedentedly into urban areas, raising concerns on global sustainability and human well-being. There also exists a niche trend of migration from urban to rural areas particularly in countries with post-industrial economies. This paper investigated values of migration expressed by the migrants arrived in...

Book Chapter
In Sustainability in Natural Resources Management and Land Planning

This chapter identifies significant transformations in agricultural land in terms of land use and land-use changes, analyses major drivers and trade-offs, and describes substantial policy interventions to arrest negative trends. The rapidly growing population and their needs constitute one of the significant drivers of land-use changes in the...

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...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:

CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND management of forest resources are critical for addressing climate change. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a vehicle for targeted climate actions, including those related to forest management, by countries towards contributing global efforts agreed under the Paris Agreement. Operationalizing climate...