The first project meeting, themed “Assessing impacts of changing climate and land use patterns on water quality in East Asia’s River Basins” under ARCP2013-23NMY-Sthiannopkao, will be held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand on 5-6 August 2014.
The project, covering a wide range of climate and land use patterns and pollution loadings in different watersheds in East Asia, including Yeongsang River Basin, Lower Mekong River Basin and Chao Phraya River Basin, aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Development of a model at the basin level which addresses interconnection among climate (both temperate and tropical), land use, hydrology, water quality and ecosystems.
- Generation of knowledge that is relevant to and usable on prediction and management of loadings of nutrients and microorganisms with changing climate and land use patterns.
- Development of a mini database for future studies on the impacts of climate and land use change in East Asia.
- Implementation of outreach components which will educate middle and high school students with knowledge garnered during this study.
Project website: http://apnseaclimate.com/