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Groundwater irrigation for climate-proof agriculture in Lao PDR: How the country could benefit from international experiences?

2nd WORLD IRRIGATION FORUM
Author:
Hiromasa
Hamada
Anousith
Keophoxay
Paul
Pavelic
Corentin
Clement
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Commissioned Report
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
et al.
Owing to a high prevalence of rural poverty in Lao PDR, improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by increasing their productivity is a high priority for the Government. Smallholder farming relies primarily on rainfall, which is prone to shortfalls and occasional droughts during the crop planting season. Reliable irrigation supplies would...
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Water Resources Dialogue: ChinAfrica Water Forum Series No. 4: Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Developing Countries
Asia is undergoing a massive developmental transformation. Its identity as a growth center of the world has been instrumental in lifting millions of people out of poverty, while many others are aspiring to a high-income status. However, this rapid development has come at the cost of groundwater depletion and degradation in different parts of Asia....
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Towards Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
Corentin
Clement
Jordan
Vinckevleugel
Khammal
Vongsathiane
Seinab
Bohsung
In a poorly developed, water-rich country such as Lao PDR, most attention has historically been given to surface water development issues with limited consideration to groundwater. However, even with such relative abundance, spatial or temporal shortfalls and occasional droughts are faced, and groundwater is being increasingly relied upon to...
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Towards Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy
Author:
Anousith
Keophoxay
Hiromasa
Hamada
Paul
Pavelic
Agricultural groundwater use in the Lower Mekong is gradually gaining attention due to increasing uncertainty over water availability. Although this region is blessed with abundant rainfall and a network of rivers, climate change, commercial agriculture, and competition for hydropower, ecosystem and urbanization are shifting demand-supply pattern...
Presentation
Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-20 Side Event 1139: Collection and strategic use of knowledge for mainstreaming biodiversity into various sectors
The presentation firstly provided an overview on Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM), a seed funding scheme to promote the activities of the members of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) in line with IPSI objectives, followed by highlights of the achievements by the SDM grant recipients particularly relating to the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Information Science
Author:
Toshihiro
Uchida
Criticisms raised against the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) have placed the development of alternative market mechanisms on the official agenda of international climate change negotiations for the past few years. The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), initiated by the Japanese government, intends to offer a simpler and more flexible crediting...
Book Chapter
Editor:
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...