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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...

Training or Learning Material

Plastic pollution and marine litter is one of today's most serious emerging issues and without any countermeasures, the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050, posing a threat to the environment and our way of life. It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased pollution from disposable products, such as plastic...

Policy Report
Author:
Joseph Edward Alegado
Jose Miguel Aliño
Stephen Cheuk Fai Chow
Ma. Brida Lea Diola
Lea Gurrero
Von Hernandez
Yuichi Ishimura
Effie Kim
Doun Moon
Mitsu Okuno
Gemma Pelogio
Peixun Pey
Tiara Samson
Satyarupa Shekhar Swain
Maria Antonia Tanchuling,
Vu Duc Canh

Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans. 

For example, the amount of plastic that some fulmars accumulate in their stomachs during their lives is...

PR, Newsletter or Other

This educational video aims to raise awareness and provide school children and local people living on and around Tonle Sap Lake with a better understanding on how to protect their health through simple actions such as proper handwashing with soap, and describes how to treat water for daily use (e.g. cooking, drinking, washing raw food, and bathing)...

Book

This guidebook is intended to provide an overview of how to conduct climate change and land-use change impact assessments at the local level, so that the local impacts on water, biodiversity, and health can be better understood. A key aspect of the guidebook is the tutorials provided for conducting climate change/land-use change scenario analysis...

Book

This guidebook is intended to provide an overview of how to conduct climate change and land-use change impact assessments,
so that the impacts on water, biodiversity, and health can be better understood at the local level. A key aspect
of the guidebook is the tutorials provided for conducting climate change/land-use change scenario analysis and...

Book Chapter
In Water, Climate Change and Sustainability

Adoption of sustainable development goals (SDGs) offers a targeted and time‐bound approach for sustainable development. Water, along with its dedicated goal (SDG6), is at the core of SDGs due to its interdependency and synergistic relationship with all SDGs. Implementation of SDG6, as well as other SDGs, remains a challenge for many countries due...

Book Chapter
In Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability
Author:
Vishnu Prasad
Pandey
Sangam
Shrestha
David
Wiberg

Various drivers such as population growth, land use/cover change, unsustainable consumption pattern, and climate change are putting pressure on limited resources available within our planetary boundaries, thus, raising concerns on their sustainability. Coordinated actions at levels ranging from global to local are required to ensure sustainability...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science
Author:
Takeshi
Mizunoya
Noriko
Nozaki

In the early 2000s, Japan instituted the Great Heisei Consolidation, a national strategy to promote large-scale municipal mergers. This study analyzes the impact that this strategy could have on watershed management. We select the Lake Kasumigaura Basin, the second largest lake in Japan, for the case study and construct a dynamic expanded input...