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Assela Pathirana
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
T: +31 (0)15 215 1854
Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft, The Netherlands



Vietnam’s new generation of water leaders connect!

UNESCO-IHE, Vietnam National University of HCMC and Asian Institute of Technology conducted a three day training workshop on 'Leadership for city-to-city learning on Adaptation' on 27-29 March 2017.  This is the first step of a training programme on water-leadership funded by DUPC2: Global Partnership for Water and Development (a grant from Ministry of Foriegn Affairs, Kingdom of Netherlands). [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Uncategorized, Viet Nam|0 Comments

Reports of MARE-Asia:Indonesia Project

This page contains download links for the reports of the mare-asia:Indonesia project. There are a number of articles reporting events of this project as well. Batam modelling stormwater Report Kendari land-use change Tidal Powerplant in Bay of Kendari

By | September 1st, 2016|Indonesia, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Batam Alliance to enrich plans & break stalemate towards implementation

Batam is one of Indonesia’s wonder boys. Following development planning, its staggering numbers include a GDP growth averaging 10% over the last decade and a population growth from 6000 in 1973, to 150.000 in 2000, to 1.300.000 in 2014. Now, Batam’s further development needs to overcome multiple legal and institutional barriers. ¨The Batam Learning & [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Indonesia, Uncategorized|0 Comments

MARE Asia receives broad media coverage in Kendari, South East Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

All major news outlets of Kendari and South East Sulawesi Province gave ample coverage of MARE Asia. The Learning & Action Alliance (LAA) meeting was a huge success, and a stepping-stone to accelerate city-to-city learning in Indonesia and Asia. ¨Kendari can be an example for green cities in Asia¨ headlined the printed and online newspapers [...]

By | October 23rd, 2014|Indonesia, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students ¨Aspire to apply international examples in Kendari¨

In the framework of MARE Asia, Prof. Chris Zevenbergen and Dr. Riyanti Djalanta gave public lectures at Universitas Muhammadiyah Kendari. Over 150 students attended, as well as Faculty and PhD candidates, on their free Saturday. Prof. Zevenbergen presented a wealth of international examples from the Netherlands, South Korea, Japan and Australia. He related these to the MARE [...]

By | October 22nd, 2014|events, Indonesia, Kendari, Uncategorized|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

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

SMLXL: Presentations of Day One – – “Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales”

   Towards Blue green cities - What is the relevance and where to start : Blue Green Cities Adapting to Climate change in Can Tho: Can Tho flood_Nguyen Hong Quan  Fast Tracking Urban Development - Experience from Colombo,Sri Lanka : Colombo Climate Change Adaptation - What we Want and What we can : WhatWeWant_WhatWeCan_Phi  Building Back Better- Lessons from [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|CanTho July 2014, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Impressions of Hands-on Learning and Action Alliances during 3rd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week

MARE-Asia team conducted a hands-on training on Learning and Action Alliances during 3rd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week. After the workshop we conducted a survey among the participants in order to understand how the LAA methodology fits in their local context. Out of the twelve participants eight responded to the survey. They were: 3 [...]

By | June 21st, 2014|events, Journal, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Day Design Workshop : Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales

    Design Workshop, Can Tho City, Vietnam, 23 - 25 July, 2014. While many climate related hazards and impacts seem to concentrate in mega cities, major crises are to be expected in many of the world's small and medium sized cities (SMSCs), who collectively host more than 70% of the world’s total urban population. Facing [...]

By | June 15th, 2014|CanTho July 2014, Uncategorized|9 Comments