These maps were produced as part of a three-year research program, MK3: Optimising Cascades or Systems of Reservoirs in Small Catchments. The project took place [...]
Optimising Cascades or Systems of Reservoirs in Small Catchments - Report Series MK3: Optimising Cascades aimed at identifying the potential for multiple use of [...]
ICEM developed this interactive map of soil types and biochar suitability as part of the ADB-funded Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study. The map allows users [...]
About: Biochar provides an innovative solution for GMS gender-responsive and climate-friendly agriculture. Biochar is the carbon rich product produced when biomass such as such as wood, manure or leaves, is heated with little or no available oxygen. It is added to soils to improve soil functions and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from biomass. Using biomass to produce biochar can release much less smoke that open burning by conventional practices that would otherwise naturally degrade to greenhouse gases.
About: The Mekong Basin with its complex monsoon climate is highly exposed to climate change. Average annual temperatures are expected to increase by 3-5°C by mid-century with average wet season precipitation increasing by 3-14% (USAID, 2013). For the floodplain areas of Cambodia and Viet Nam, increases in wet precipitation will be coupled with increased peak daily precipitation events and drier dry seasons, compounding water availability issues by making wet seasons wetter and dry seasons drier (USAID, 2013).
Optimizing the management of a cascade of reservoirs at the catchment level Donor / Partner: CGIAR | Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Vietnam, Lao [...]
About: The Mekong River Basin faces a grave threat from climate change. Communities and governments must work together to develop and promulgate adaptation strategies that preserve the lives and livelihoods of some 60 million people. ICEM is working with DAI and SEA START as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project to generate new data, new approaches and to spur adaptive change in the Mekong River Basin.