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We Are International - Asia and Oceania

Asia and Oceania

31 August 2020

This week we want to share with you our research stories from Asia and Oceania! Learn more about how our researchers and collaborators are working to solve the biggest environmental problems in this part of the world in the links below.

Are pollinators the key to healthy diets in Nepal?

Working together to discover the links between pollinators, climate change and human health in Nepal.

Could disappearing glaciers threaten regional food security?

A rapidly warming climate means Himalayan Nepal’s vital natural reservoirs are vanishing fast.

How the past is predicting the monsoon of the future

The East Asian monsoon fuels energy, industry and agriculture for over 1.5 billion people. How will it cope with rising CO2?

Identifying South East Asia's most vulnerable settlements

Good flood risk assessments can help save lives by understanding who and what is at risk, and therefore what protections are required. But what happens when there's not enough data?

Locally manufactured hydropower (Nepal)

Improving the reliability of micro-hydropower in Nepal through changes to design, manufacture and project implementation.

Renewable energy microgrids (Nepal)

Designing a methodology and a micro-grid system that could help redress energy imbalances across the world.

Earthquake lessons from history (Nepal)

South Asia has experienced many large earthquakes in the past hundred years. What can they teach us about disaster risk reduction? 

Protecting Nepal’s next generation from earthquakes

The devastation caused by the 2015 earthquake was immense: 9,000 lives lost, 3.5 million people left homeless, and entire neighbourhoods flattened. How do we stop that happening again?

Ensuring Bhutan stays happy – and safe

Unlike its neighbours, Bhutan hasn’t experienced a major earthquake for some while. But is the clock ticking?

Consolidating global knowledge on hazardous Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant particulate (Japan)

What can be done to better understand nuclear fall-out and associated risk? And how can this information be used to repopulate affected areas?

Prioritising help for the poorest hit by deadly natural disasters

A new statistical tool to help target resources following deadly natural disasters has been created, allowing governments to prioritise getting aid to the most vulnerable people. 


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