Four Asian cities discuss mapping of their groundwater resilience
August 8, 2019
Groundwater researchers and water supply managers of four Asian cities-Bangkok, Lahore, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kathmandu shared status of groundwater development and management of their cities; and discussed over the concepts and methods to map groundwater resilience to climate change and human activities in a 3 day workshop held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand from 5-7 August 2019.
The workshop was organized under the project ‘Mapping groundwater resilience to climate change and human development in Asian cities’ funded by Asia Pacific Network on Global Change Research (APN) Japan. The collaborators of the project are Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand as the lead, and others are Department of Groundwater Resources, Thailand, International Waterlogging and Salinity Research Institute, Lahore, Division of Water Resources Planning and Investigation, Vietnam, and Center of Research for Environment, Energy and Water (CREEW), Nepal. The project leader, Dr. Sangam Shrestha and his team also shared recent research on climate change and land use change impact on groundwater resources to help participants to better understand impact of climate change phenomenon and human activities on groundwater resources. The workshop also included a half day visit to Department of Groundwater Resources, Bangkok to learn more about their recent development and management of groundwater resources in Thailand; and field visit to their one of the up-to-date groundwater level monitoring stations in Bangkok City parks.
Dr. Rabin Malla, as the collaborator of the project from CREEW participated in a 3 day workshop and also shared the status of groundwater development and management in Kathmandu, Nepal.