>> Environment & Poverty Times No.7
Collection: Environment & Poverty Times No.7
|Environment & Poverty Times No.7|
Water management and resource efficiency for green growth in East Asia is the focus of Issue 7 of Environment & Poverty Times. Jointly prepared by GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, examines inspiring examples and stories implemented by businesses, communities, governments and organisations in the region, highlighting such themes as water footprint, the use of water for industrial purposes, water pollution and community based initiatives. This publication was prepared as an outreach activity under the East Asia Climate Partnership, a project funded by the Korean International Cooperation Agency.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/et/ep7
In the past decade the Asia-Pacific region has become the largest consumer of natural resources in the world. This includes
water, raw materials and energy resources.
Water resources are unevenly distributed in the region. With climate change increasingly causing drought and precipitation, enhanced water efficiency and management is a challenge
not only for direct water users, water managers and policy makers, but also for business and consu...
08 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Industry water withdrawal
Water withdrawal by Industry sector in selected Asian
09 Mar 2012 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Recent flood events in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region
Extreme vulnerability to natural hazards
among countries in South Asia is cyclical
and repeatedly causes major setbacks in the
socioeconomic and equitable development
of the region. According to UN estimates
major disasters may cut the GDP of countries
in the region by up to 20 per cent.
Climate change is expected to increase both
the frequency and magnitude of hazards
leading to disasters. It calls for speedy action
to help communities...
09 Mar 2012 - by GRID-Arendal