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Book Chapter
In Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
D.
Suhardiman
O.
Keovilignavong
C.
Clément
J.
Vinckevleugel
S.M.
Bohsung
K.
Xiong
L.
Valee
M.
Viossanges
S.
Douangsavanh
T.
Sotoukee
K.G.
Villholth
K.
Vongsathiane

Groundwater offers smallholder farmers in the lowlands of Lao PDR opportunities to diversify cropping beyond wet season paddy and thus enhance their livelihoods while reducing climate risks. This chapter focuses on evaluating existing and specifically developed groundwater irrigation options on the Vientiane Plain, and framing the findings around...

Working Paper
Author:
Iordanis
Tzamtzis
Atsushi
Sato
Mirella
Salvatore
Martial
Bernoux
Masahiro
Amano

Despite the growing global support for capacity building to improve soil management, the estimation and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals, especially from mineral soils in national GHG inventories, is still very limited. In 2021, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and FAO conducted a global survey to...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Muzamil Ahmad
Rather
Gowhar
Meraj
Majid
Farooq
Bashir Ahmad
Shiekh
Shruti
Kanga
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Netrananda
Sahu
Surya Prakash
Tiwari

In September 2014, Kashmir witnessed a catastrophic flood resulting in a significant loss
of lives and property. Such massive losses could have been avoided if any structural support such
as dams were constructed in the Jhelum basin, which has a history of devastating floods. The GIS based
multicriteria analysis (MCA) model provided three...

Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Dongmei
Chen
Darren
Pouliot

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are one of the most creative advances in Deep Learning (DL) in recent years. The Remote Sensing (RS) community has adopted GANs quickly, and reported successful use in a wide variety of applications. Given a sharp increase in research on GANs in the field of RS, there is a need for an in-depth review of the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Anthropocene Science
Author:
Priya
Priyadarshini
Amit Kumar
Bundela
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Lindsay C.
Stringer
Shalini
Dhyani
Chintala Sudhakar
Reddy
Himlal
Baral
Roldan
Muradian
Madhav
Karki
Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil
Abhilash
Josep
Peñuelas

Reversing ecosystem degradation and halting global biodiversity loss due to climate change and other anthropogenic drivers are essential for socio-economic development and human wellbeing, as well as for advancing global sustainability. The latest initiative in this direction is the ‘Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’, which establishes a...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Science
Author:
Bui Thi Bich
Lien
Nguyen Thi Thanh
Ngan
Trinh Trung Tri
Dang
Tran Thi Kim
Hong
Tran Van
Ty
Ram
Avtar
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh

Protected places such as nature reserves (NRs) are used to maintain ecological balance,
biodiversity, and support surrounding ecosystems. However, the development and operation of
infrastructure such as dikes and sluice gates in NRs, as seen in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta
(VMD), often adversely affects the hydrological regime and water quality...

Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between October 2021 and January 2022.

The highlights of developments on sustainable finance in this period was work pertaining to sustainability-related disclosure. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the ‘Disclosure Working Group’ continued...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Megha
Shyam
Gowhar
Meraj
Shruti
Kanga
Sudhanshu
Majid
Farooq
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Netrananda
Sahu

Population increase has placed ever-increasing demands on the available groundwater
(GW) resources, particularly for intensive agricultural activities. In India, groundwater is the backbone
of agriculture and drinking purposes. In the present study, an assessment of groundwater
reserves was carried out in the Udaipur district, Aravalli range...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Ajit Kumar
Behera
Rudra Mohan
Pradhan
Sudhir
Kumar
Govind Joseph
Chakrapani

Despite being a biodiversity hotspot, the Mahanadi delta is facing groundwater salinization as one of the main environmental threats in the recent past. Hence, this study attempts to understand the dynamics of groundwater and its sustainable management options through numerical simulation in the Jagatsinghpur deltaic region. The result shows that...

Book Chapter
In Riverine Systems: Understanding the Hydrological, Hydrosocial and Hydro-heritage Dynamics

Changes in demography, land-use land cover and local climate have had a cumulative effect on local water bodies, resulting in unfavorable hydrological, ecological and environmental changes in major river systems. Communities on isolated riverine islands are particularly badly affected due to their poor adaptive capacities, a situation that is well...