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In Urban Drought – Emerging Water Challenge in Asia
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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...
Book Chapter
In Urban Planning and Water-related Disaster Management
Author:
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Chitresh
Saraswat
Linh Nhat
Luu
Thuc
Tran
Khiem Van
Mai
Shamik
Chakraborty
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
Author:
Farzad
Taheripour
Thomas
Hertel
Badri Narayanan
Gopalakrishnan
Sebnem
Sahin
Anil
Markandya
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,...
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...
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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...
Book Chapter
In Groundwater Environment in Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods, and Case Studies
Author:
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...
Book Chapter
In Groundwater Environment in Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods, and Case Studies
Author:
Sangam Shrestha
Vishnu Prasad Pandey
Groundwater is a key resource in the process of socioeconomic development, as it constitutes above one fourth of the total renewable water resources in the entire subregion. Due to a lack of understanding and previous poor governance, environmental issues relating to groundwater such as depletion of groundwater resources and well yield (e.g.,...
Book Chapter
In Climate Change and Water Resources (Sangam Shrestha, Mukand S. Babel, Vishnu Prasad Pandey (Edt))
Author:
Sangam
SHRESTHA
Climate change is already a prominent issue during water-related negotiations or discussions such as water forums, conferences, or dialogues. But the same cannot be claimed in the case of climate change negotiations, where water issues are encountered intermittently or find their space in ex-post discussions, directly or indirectly. However,...
Book Chapter
In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
Water stress is a critical issue globally, in particular in developing Asia, where many people live without access to safe water. In addition to long-standing socio-economic factors such as population growth, climate change has intensified concerns over water stress. This chapter addresses the following points in the discussion on promoting...