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Discussion Paper
Author:
Ranjith Perera
Urban land use observably induces and generates traffic particularly where segregation among categories of land uses are distinct. Zoning in land use that distinguishes residential and commercial zones would create the needs of motorized transport due to journey to works and other purposes, provided that the proximity between residential and...
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Groundwater has been overexploited in some Asian cities, causing significant problems such as land subsidence. The resource is also under the threat of aquifer contamination. The SWMP project formulated 14 recommendations, beased on teh SWMP study aiming to achieve sustainable groundwater management in the Asian cities. The recommendations...
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In consideration of the importance of a platform for sharing knowledge and information on water environment management in Asia, the Water Envrionment Partnership in Asia (WEPA) - a partnership of 11 Asian countries - developed a database. The formation of the WEPA initiative was first proposed by the Ministry of the Environment Japan at the 3rd...
Policy Brief
Many Asian cities have greatly relied on groundwater in the course of their development. Large populations and concentrations of industrial activity in urban areas intensified the stress on groundwater. Such stress has resulted in environmental problems, such as the drawdown of water tables, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion, which interfered...
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At the IGES, we have been announcing the top news on the environment in the Asia-Pacific region every year since 1998. This has been with the aim of collecting and organising information about environmental issues and policy trends in the region, and to report on how the region addresses environmental problems and how it works to create a...
Conference Proceeding
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The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) monitors and collects information on environmental issues and policies in the Asia-Pacific region to report on the region's progress in these areas and on the development of a sustainable society. Since 1998, IGES has published an annual summary of major environmental news for the Asia...
Policy Report
This report is a compilation of the policy trends in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Thailand and Mongolia. It aims to disseminate information on aspects of our research activities to all interested parties, as well as to provide a basis for discussion on the further development of guidelines and recommendations to promote the participation of...