Tagged on: Indonesia

Reports and Books
Managing Peatlands to Cope with Climate Change: Indonesia’s Experience
Indonesia, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Considering the significance of Indonesia’s peatlands for the environment as well as for the livelihoods of the communities surrounding the area, Indonesia has prioritized its environmental strategy to restoring degraded peatland, conserving the remaining good peatland and providing alternative livelihood for communities living inside and surrounding peatland. Several measures were taken including issuing policy and regulations reflecting the commitment for better peatland management, developing institutional arrangements to deal with problems in peatland management, conducting research and development to better manage Indonesia’s peatland, and providing incentives for conservation and sustainable management of peatland.


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Assessment and Promotion of Human Resources for River Water Quality Management
United Nations Environment Programme, Japan Society on Water Management

East Asian countries have been experiencing an economic boom over the past several years. Industrial development and trade are on the rise, fuelled by healthy and vigorous foreign investment. Unfortunately, it is the very same development that hastens the degradation of the quality of life and the environment in these countries. It is in the light of this situation that this project becomes both urgent and important.
Human Resource Development For River Water Quality Management In East Asian Countries' is a collaborative project of the Japan Society on Water Environment (JSWE). the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and researchers from East Asian countries. This manual was prepared for the following purposes: 1) to provide an assessment of and a framework for the proper conduct of river water quality management in East Asian countries; 2) to provide an assessment of and suggest adequate procedures for human resource development efforts for river water quality management; and 3) to propose and examine various activities and programs for forging regional cooperation in the area of human resource development for water quality management.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines of Lake Management Volume 2: Socio-Economic Aspects of Lake Reservoir Management
United Nations Environment Programme, International Lake Environment Committee

Contents: Utilization of Water Resources and Problems of Lake Management / T. Kira; Understanding of the state of the lake environment from a socio-cultural perceptive - an example of Lake Biwa, Japan / Y. Kada; Profile A: Discontinuation of the Lake Shinji and Nakaumi Project / K. Kihara; The publics role in lake management the experience in the Great Lakes / J. Jackson and T. Eder; Profile B: Lake Balaton / V. Istvanovics; Water resource management: planning and implementation / M.M. Hufschmidt and D.S. McCauley; Effective moriftoring of lake waters / A.K. Biswas; Integrated land-water systems and their possible modern application / H. Loffler; Economic analysis of water resource development / J.A. Dixon; Cost sharing for lake/reservoir management: Issuesand principles / K.W. Easter and J. J. Waelti; Profile C: The management of Lake Dianchi - China / L. Hongilang and J. Zhang; Profile D: Lake Biwa - Japan / N. Nakamura; Local social and environmental impacts of water resource developments / A. Sendama; Profile E: The social impacts of the creation of Lake Kariba / C.H.D. Magadza; Problems and issues in compensatory measures related to water resource developments / S. Matsui; Profile F: Amazonian reservoirs -Brazil / J.G. Tundisi; Socio-econornic and cultural approaches to involuntary population resettlement / M.M. Cemea; Profile G: Srinagarind dam - Thailand / B. Barrett; Profile H: The Saguling dam project - Indonesia / E. Brotoisworo; Water resources development and water quality management in brackish lakes / H. Harasawa; Profile I: Lake Songkhla - Thailand / S. Sunthorn; Profile J: Lake Kasumigaura - Japan / H. Harasawa; Profile K: Socio-economic profile of Laguna Lake Basin / E.P. Pacardo.


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Environment and Reconstruction in Aceh: Two Years after the Tsunami
United Nations Environment Programme

This report assesses environmental conditions in Indonesia’s Nanggröe Aceh Darussalam province (Aceh) and Nias, in the province of North Sumatra, two years after the tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004. It identifies the key issues and provides recommendations to strengthen reconstruction efforts, help the region achieve sustainable development and reduce risks from future potential disasters.


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Reports and Books
The Present State of Mangrove Ecosystems in Southeast Asia and the Impact of Pollution - Regional
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Environment Programme

This report reviews and synthesizes country reports from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand describing the state of knowledge on mangrove forests in this region. It describes the mangrove distribution and associations; including the occurrence of other species, both plants and animals, in mangrove areas. The physical and chemical, estuarine and oceanographic conditions of the environment are given as far as data could be found. The report then gives an overview of the most important pollutants in the region, and reviews the actual knowledge of effects on living aquatic resources. It points out the gaps where more knowledge is needed for the understanding of the effects of anthropogenic pressure on the mangrove ecosystems.


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