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Assela Pathirana
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
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About Assela Pathirana

Assela Pathirana started this site as a part of Mare-Asia Project (2014-2016). The project has been successfully concluded, but the website lives on! Assela is Associate Professor on Integrated Urban Water Cycle Development at the flood resilience core group of UNESCO-IHE.

Headline: “Kendari to be [a] first [green city] in Asia”

By | October 22nd, 2014|Indonesia, Kendari|0 Comments

Kendari to be an Example for Green Cities in Asia

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, KENDARI - Prof. Chris Sevenbergen representing of UNESCO-IHE institute for water education in Delft, Netherlands, said, "Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi (Sultra), will be a good of  green cities in Asia".  Prof. Zevenbergen stated this at a Workshop on "Learning and Action Alliance", a program of technical assistance, hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNESCO-IHE and Government organizations took [...]

By | October 21st, 2014|Indonesia, Kendari|0 Comments

“Golden opportunity” for Kendari

Kendari (Indonesia) is growing rapidly from 300.000 to a foreseen 700.000 inhabitants in 20 years. It has a golden opportunity to do this sustainably and inclusively to create a green and liveable city¨, according to Mayor Asrun and prof. Chris Zevenbergen. Under the Asian Development Bank Green Cities programme, UNESCO-IHE is supporting Kendari through the ‘MARE [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|events, Indonesia, Kendari, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seminar Registration Form – Phiếu đăng ký Hội thảo

Seminar Registration Form - Phiếu đăng ký Hội thảo Water Utilities and the Challenges of Climate Change  Hội thảo Công ty Nước và Thách thức từ Biến đổi khí hậu   19 – 21 / 11 / 2014 Iris hotel, Cần Thơ, Mekong Delta   Seminar Registration Form - Phiếu đăng ký Hội thảo (PDF)  

Water Utilities and the Challenges of Climate Change, Can Tho, November 19 – 21, 2014

Seminar Description Researchers around the world agree that climate change affects the availability of fresh water resources.  Changing precipitation patterns and sea-level rise can increase the salinity of surface and groundwater.  Abstracting groundwater for domestic, agricultural and industrial use may exacerbate natural land subsidence especially in river deltas.  In the Mekong Delta the combination of [...]

Report of Can Tho SMLXL Workshop : “Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales”

The international workshop  “Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales”, popularly called 'SMLXL workshop' was organized with the objective of helping small and medium sized cities to arrive at practical climate adaptation and greening solutions. The specific objectives of the workshop were stated as follows: Practical Urban development solutions [for small and [...]

By | July 27th, 2014|CanTho July 2014|0 Comments

Day 2: “Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales”

Material for the workshop: Presentation on case studies: day2_design Examples of SuDS : SuDS_Examples Examples of Structures (not complete) : Structures  

By | July 24th, 2014|CanTho July 2014|0 Comments

Day 1: Report – “Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales”

We have successfully concluded the day 1 (plenary) of the workshop. It was attended by 55 participants, 45 Vietnamese delegates, guests from overseas (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Germany, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Netherlands), several representatives of donor agencies, projects, etc. and resources persons from UNESCO-IHE and WACC/VNU. The first day was about discussing principles and concepts of [...]

By | July 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update 3: Venue and some information “Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales”

The workshop will be held at Iris Hotel, Can Tho, a brand new hotel just opened in March 2014! The hotel is situated very close to the City Center, Can Tho River (Joining Mekong in Can Tho) and Can Tho University. As a side activity we'll arrange a morning trip to the Cái Răng floating market, which [...]

By | July 3rd, 2014|CanTho July 2014, events|0 Comments

Workshop Program – Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales

The workshop is designed for 3 days (23, 24 and 25th of July). The first day will be a seminar-type event with a number of presentations from both Vietnamese and international experts on the topics related to climate adaptation. The next two days are reserved for practical training activities of which the targeted participants are [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|CanTho July 2014|0 Comments