Ms. Usha Ghimire presented a paper ”Mapping Groundwater Resilience to Climate Change and Human Development in Bangkok and its vicinity, Thailand” in the 2nd AIT-BNU Joint International Virtual Workshop on Water, Health, and Ecosystems: Current Challenges and Opportunities jointly organized by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and Beijing Normal University (BNU), China on 17 December, 2020. The paper highlights the comprehensive analysis of groundwater resiliency of Bangkok city and its vicinity in context of changing climate, urbanization and anticipated pumping scenarios. The paper is one of the outputs from the project “Mapping Groundwater Resilience to Climate Change and Human Development in Asian Cities”, supported by the Asia-Pacific Network on Global Change Research (APN).
Mrs. Usha presents her paper in the 2nd AIT-BNU Joint International Virtual Workshop
The workshop commenced with an opening remark from Dr. Eden Woon, President, Asian Institute of Technology followed by welcome remarks from Prof. Hongguang Cheng, Dean, College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University. Organized with a motto of sharing current state of knowledge regarding the advanced methodologies, current progress, challenges and future opportunities in water-health-ecosystems management, the event featured 32 under four thematic sessions namely: A1) Assessment in water quality and ecosystem degradation, B1) Remote sensing, field observation and combined use of multiple technologies A2) Ecosystem responses to climatic and/or anthropogenic influences and B2) Integrated modelling on water quantity and quality. The sessions were chaired by Prof. Sangam Shrestha, Dr. S. Mohanasundaram, Dr. Salvatore G.P. Virdis and Dr. Wenchao Xue. Besides, the workshop presents an insightful panel discussion on Water, Health and Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities under the Framework of Belt and Road Initiative from distinguished panellist: Prof. Sangam Shrestha, Dr. Salvatore G.P. Viridis, Dr. Oleg Shipin and Prof. Nophea Sasaki moderated by Dr. Wenchao Xue.