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A few decades ago, the surface waterbodies in Hanoi, Vietnam, were an important source of water for various usages. However, because of the rapid global changes, the current status of most of the river system is very critical from the environmental, aesthetic and commercial usage points of view. Henceforth, this research work focused on assessing...
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In Plastic Waste and Recycling Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions
Eight of the world's top 20 countries as sources of marine debris are from Asia—China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and India (Jambeck et al., 2015). In other words, the Asia-Pacific region is now recognized as a hotspot of plastic pollution of the oceans. These countries are facing typical challenges...
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In Routledge Handbook of Food Waste
Megha Shenoy
Abigail Marie
This chapter considers food waste from the perspective of cities in Asia, presenting case studies from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. Interdisciplinary perspectives are brought together, drawing from sociology, industrial ecology, urban planning and public affairs, towards highlighting current efforts to manage waste in...
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In Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries
Myanmar, the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, has been facing considerable challenges with the management of solid waste in the recent past because of increasing income and consumption patterns, urban growth, and lack of effective waste management policies, treatment, and disposal methods. Waste management is also a crosscutting issue...
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In Urban Drought – Emerging Water Challenge in Asia
Water energy, food energy form some of the basic elements of economic growth and development. These resources are intrinsically interdependent on both the supply and demand sides. Urban areas are major consumers of these resources and growing urban population will require large flow of water, energy and food. Urbans are dynamically connected with...
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In Urban Planning and Water-related Disaster Management
Binaya Kumar
Linh Nhat
Khiem Van
In recent decades, the increased frequency of disaster events, particularly hydro-meteorological disasters, have threatened human lives and infrastructure. In the context of climate change, urban water management became more complicated because of erratic or heavy rain events or prolonged droughts. Now, sustainable water management and planning...
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In Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia
Badri Narayanan
In this chapter we first examined the impacts of changes in the irrigated and rain fed crops yields induced by climate change on the demand for water. We looked at the impacts of climate change on crop yields and found they vary across crops and agro ecological zones. In this experiment, we showed that, if water for irrigation is not limited...
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Sangam Shrestha
Vishnu Prasad Pandey
Shashidhar Thatikonda
Groundwater contributes to the sustainable development of many Asian cities by providing water for domestic, industrial, and agricultural uses and by regulating ecosystem flows. In many Asian cities more than half the potable water supply comes from groundwater. In some cities, groundwater abstraction for industrial use is even higher than for...
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In Groundwater Environment in Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods, and Case Studies
Groundwater is the sole source of water supply in Khulna. It is abstracted both by municipality and privately. Furthermore, it is an important source of irrigation at the outskirts of the city and an important source of water supply during disasters that occur quite frequently. Despite the easy availability of groundwater, Khulna is facing acute...
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In Groundwater Environment in Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods, and Case Studies
Vishnu Prasad Pandey
Groundwater has been a traditional source of water supply in Japan for a long period of time. After the country entered a rapid phase of industrialization and urbanization, there was an obvious increase in the pressures on the groundwater environment. Uncontrolled abstraction of groundwater soon led to the emergence of problems such as drawdown of...