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Peer-reviewed Article
In Progress in Disaster Science
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Abhijit
Mukherjee
Md. Nasif
Ahsan
Duc
Cong Hiep Nguyen
Hong Quan
Nguyen
Rajib
Shaw
Binaya Kumar
Mishra

Rapid global changes (population growth, urbanization and frequent extreme weather conditions) have cumulatively affected local water bodies and resulted in unfavorable hydrological, ecological, and environmental changes in the major river systems. Particularly, communities in isolated riverine islands are heavily affected due to their poor...

Policy Report

Starting in August 2019, the SWITCH Asia SCP Facility has provided technical support to Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) for development of the National Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (2021.2030) (NAP on SCP). The SCP Facility established a team of international and national experts to conduct an assessment on...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh
Ram
Avtar
Kieu Ngoc
Le
Masaaki
Kurasaki
Tran Van
Ty
A few studies have evaluated the impact of land use land cover (LULC) change on surface water quality in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD), one of the most productive agricultural deltas in the world. This study aims to evaluate water quality parameters inside full- and semi-dike systems and outside of the dike system during the wet and dry season...
Book Chapter

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...

Policy Report

本書は北九州市の海外水ビジネスの展開状況をまとめたものである。1章で海外水ビジネス市場の動向と北九州市の国際協力の歩みについて触れ、第2章で100年以上の歴史を有する北九州市の上下水道がどのように整備されてきたかを振り返り、第3章では北九州市のカンボジアとベトナムでの海外展開の事例を詳述し、第4章では海外展開を進める市内企業4社に焦点を当ててその展開のアプローチを紹介し、最後の第5章において北九州市から海外に拡がる水ビジネスの今後について考察する構成となっている。

なお、本書は、北九州市産業技術保存継承センター(北九州イノベーションギャラリー)の調査研究事業の一環で作成されたものである。

Conference Proceeding
Author:

On May 20-24, 2019, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (Taiwan EPA) and the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) participated in a twinning technical exchange program in Taipei, Taiwan. The program, which was convened by the Environmental Law Institute in its capacity as the Secretariat for the...

Policy Brief

先進国を中心とする木材需要の高まりに応じて、人工林の総面積は過去20年で10倍に拡大した。荒廃地等における人工林の増加は、天然林に対する伐採圧力を緩和し、気候変動の抑制、住民の生計への支援、国家の開発政策への寄与など、極めて重要な役割を担っている。

現在、世界の人工林の60%以上はアジアに存在している。近年におけるアジアの人工林面積の急激な拡大は、特に中国、ベトナム、インドなどにおいて大規模な造林プログラムが実施されてきた結果である。しかし、農村地帯における企業又は政府主導の人工造林は、地域住民を彼らの生活の重要な基盤となっている土地から排除する結果となることが多く、しばしば地域の社会紛争を引き起こしてきた。造林プログラムに地域住民が参加している場合でも、土地利用が制限されるため...

Policy Report

Asian cities have faced problems caused by rapid urbanization for decades. While urbanization can bring economic development to the cities, it also produces decrease of natural resources or environmental deterioration. From the perspective of fresh water related issues, Asian cities are suffering from scarcity of water resources and water...

Policy Brief
IGES Policy Brief

Partly due to the worldwide upsurge in industrial demand for timber, the number of planted forests has increased ten-fold in the last 20 years. These planted forests currently comprise only about 5% of the world’s forest area, but supply 35% of industrial logs and have critical roles to play in releasing pressure on natural forests, mitigating...