Traditional building techniques could mitigate flood damage in Assam

Source: The Third Pole - By: Rishabh Jain - Indigenous construction methods offer a solution to floods that are becoming more frequent and destructive in the Indian state of Assam. Himanshu Pegu, a resident of Silchar in India's northeastern Assam state, is one of many forced to live in a relie...

Why we need to talk about climate when we talk about water

Source - Australian Aid - Climate change is threatening water security as we experience changes in the water cycle, including floods and droughts. At the same time, water systems such as permafrost and wetlands emit greenhouse gases, and climate change mitigation actions such as alternative wat...

FAO technical guide on land tenure, combating desertification, land degradation, and drought

Source - United Nations - A new technical guide from the secretariats of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) addresses the integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of T...

Young people drive climate and water action

Source - World Meteorological Organization - More than 1,000 youth leaders from Asia and the Pacific region gathered this week in the Philippines for an international conference co-sponsored by WMO to increase youth participation in addressing global water and climate challenges. The event came...

How plastic is fuelling a hidden climate crisis in Southeast Asia

Source - The Third Pole - by Lou Del Bello - From production to disposal, plastic emits huge amounts of greenhouse gas. Plastic waste may even be interfering with the ocean's ability to absorb carbon. With sea level rise and ecological collapse threatening its environment and the very exis...

What is loss and damage, and what does it mean for South Asia?

Source - The Third Pole - by Shalinee Kumari - Countries in South Asia face immense and irreversible losses from the impacts of climate change. But so far, support from developed countries is lacking. The effects of climate change are already being felt across the world. As temperatures co...

မြစ်ဝကျွန်းပေါ်များကို ပင်လယ်ရေမျက်နှာပြင်မြင့်တက်ခြင်းမှ ကာကွယ်ရန် နည်းလမ်း ၄ သွယ်

အလျင်အမြန်မြင့်တက်နေသော ပင်လယ်ရေမျက်နှာပြင်၏ြခိမ်းခြောက်မှုဒဏ်ကိုခံနေရသော မြစ်ဝကျွန်းပေါ်တို့သည် ရေအောက်နစ်မြုပ်တော့မည့် အခြေအနေနှင့်ရင်ဆိုင်နေရသည်။ ပင်လယ်ရေ မျက်နှာပြင် မြင့်တက်လာမှု၏ သက်ရောက်မှုဒဏ်ကိုကာကွယ်နိုင်ရန်အတွက်ဆိုလျှင် မြစ်ဝကျွန်းပေါ်မြေများကို မြစ်တို့မှရရှိသော သဲများ၊ ရွှံ့မြေများနှင့် ...

How water-smart agricultural solutions can help us stall desertification and thrive in the face of future droughts

Source : International Water Management Institute - by - Isis Palay, IWMI Consultant - A recent study published in the scientific journal Nature reveals that for the sixth time, a new planetary boundary has been crossed: As a result of human activities, changes to the Earth's freshwater cy...

Plastic river: Following the waste that's choking the Chao Phraya

Source: The Third Pole - By Wanpen Pajai - The Chao Phraya River is born from mountain streams in northern Thailand, flowing hundreds of kilometres south to the sea. By the time the river travels through Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand, it is carrying huge quantities of ...

Marine Warriors Hand-in Workshop

Source: World Learning - The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors brings together participants from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to examine recent environmental changes and consequences in the Central Coastal regions of Vietnam. Funded by ...

The perspectives of local marginalized groups upon water in the midst of COVID-19 in Myanmar

COVID-19 pandemic has been changing our day-to-day activities since the beginning. Water becomes an essential element, and access to clean water is crucial to reducing the risk of COVID-19. In addition, the regions where water insecurity pre-exists before the pandemic increased the need for clean wa...

Webinar Announcement - Drought, COVID and multi-risk assessment

Source: UN-Water - Droughts cause deep and multi-faceted damage to ecosystems, (agro) economies and societies, particularly to vulnerable rural people in developing countries. A forthcoming webinar by the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) group will examine the multiple ...

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management

Source: Engineering With Nature -  The application of natural and nature‑based features (NNBF) has grown steadily over the past 20 years, supported by calls for innovation in flood risk management (FRM) and nature‑based solutions from many different perspectives and organizations. Technica...

Coming Soon: Htee City Smart Water Mobile Application

Background  In November 2018, the Yangon Region Government and the Government of the Netherlands agreed on a 3-year collaboration program of the Partners for International Business (PIB) - Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon. In this program, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Emba...

Calling young people with big ideas about flood and drought management!

Are you between 15 and 35? Do you have innovative ideas about how the world can better manage droughts and floods? The Global Integrated Flood and Drought Management Competition for youth-led projects is organised by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (...

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