Documents of category Environment

Flood Risk Management: A Strategic Approach  

Flood Risk Management: A Strategic Approach

Over recent decades the concept of flood risk management has been cultivated across the globe.Implementation however remains stubbornly difficult to achieve.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Paul Sayers,Li Yuanyuan, Gerry Galloway, Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Shen Fuxin, Wen Kang, Chen Yiwei and Tom Le Quesne,
Published on: May 2013 - Uploaded on: May 2013
File size: 4.8 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): risk and uncertainty , supporting sustainability , building resilience
Category: Environment

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Covergms atlas environment 2nd edition  

Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment (2nd Edition)

In 1992, Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam established the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program with the aim of strengthening economic linkages between them and to foster the achievement of common policy goals.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Dec 2012 - Uploaded on: Jan 2014
File size: 25 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Environment , catfish
Category: Environment

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Climate Risk and Adaptation in the Electric Power Sector

This report aims to highlight and raise awareness on the exposure and vulnerability of the energy sector to climate change.It also identifies adaptation options available to each source of energy generation as well as for the distribution and end use of electrical energy.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Jul 2012 - Uploaded on: Jul 2012
File size: 990 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Energy , Environment
Category: Environment

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Adaptation to Climate Change: The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant  

Adaptation to Climate Change: The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant

This report aims to demonstrate how a rapid climate change impact assessment can be used to identify the possible impacts of climate change on a thermal power investment project.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Jun 2012 - Uploaded on: Jun 2012
File size: 1.9 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Energy , Combined cycle power plants
Category: Environment

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The Impact of Continued Mekong Basin Hydropower Development on Local Livelihoods  

The Impact of Continued Mekong Basin Hydropower Development on Local Livelihoods

Hydropower development of the Mekong Basin is proceeding at an increasingly rapid pace.Hydropower has already affected the natural and social environments of the Mekong and threatens to cause further devastation for local livelihoods as hydropower projects increase in size and number.

Published by: National Centre for Peace and Confict Studies - Author: Scott William David Pearse-Smith,
Published on: Jan 2011 - Uploaded on: Jan 2012
File size: 443 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Water Resources , Food security , Hydropower development , Livelihoods
Category: Environment

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Water Rights 2  

Water Rights and Water Allocation: Issues and Challenges for Asia

As governments across Asia are searching for ways to increase water security for rural and urban water uses, the need to articulate water rights and improve water allocation practices is rapidly becoming a priority issue to them.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Jemery Bird,
Published on: Jan 2009 - Uploaded on: Jan 2014
File size: 594 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Environment , water
Category: Environment

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Biofuels in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Energy Sufficiency; Food Security; and Environmental Management  

Biofuels in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Energy Sufficiency; Food Security; and Environmental Management

In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), a growing demand for biofuels could help support the agriculture sector and provide an alternative source of energy.However, if deployed unsustainably, biofuels development can be associated with numerous risks that have negative ramifications for human development.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Pradeep Tharakan; Naeeda Crishna; Jane Romero; and David Morgado,
Published on: Jan 2009 - Uploaded on: Jan 2012
File size: 1.4 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Agriculture , Food security , Water quality
Category: Environment

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Pages from RSAT Flyer update 2016  

Basin-wide Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Tool

The RSAT was developed to assess hydropower in a basin wide context based on IWRM principles.RSAT has been under development since 2010.

Published by: GIZ - Author: GIZ,
Uploaded on: Jun 2016
File size: 360 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): hydropower , environmental management , reservoir management
Category: Environment

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Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Greater Mekong Subregion

This publication promotes the value of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) to assist GMS decision makers to more effectively balance economic, social, and environmental considerations early in development planning processes.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Uploaded on: Jul 2015
File size: 1.1 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Economic Development , Environment , natural resources
Category: Environment

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Pages from gms e updates sep2014 feb2015  

GMS e-Updates - September 2014-February 2015

This edition of the GMS e-Updates features milestones achieved at the 5th GMS Summit, 4th Environment Ministers’ Meeting, sector updates on agriculture, energy, environment, human resource development, tourism, transport and trade facilitation, and urban development.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Uploaded on: Mar 2015
File size: 1.1 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) , Agriculture , environmental assessment , natural assets
Category: Environment

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