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Environment/Energy (Global-scale environmental issues)

  • SDGs6
  • SDGs17
  • SDGs15
Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Associate Prof.
YOSHIMURA Chihiro
(School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
カンボジア Dr.
OM Romny
(Director, Institute of Technology of Cambodia)
Research Institutions in Japan Tokyo Institute of Technology / Yamagata University / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Research Institutions in Cambodia Institute of Technology of Cambodia / Royal University of Phnom Penh
Adoption fiscal year FY 2015
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Kingdom of Cambodia
General Description of the Research Project

Understanding processes determining lake water quality and associated risks, and developing water environment analytical tool.
Tonle Sap Lake is one of the world’s most precious ecosystems and an important aquatic environment. However, this environment is changing due to the deterioration of water quality and the decline in biological resources. Working with local researchers in Cambodia, we are investigating Tonle Sap Lake and its surrounding area to develop a hydraulic/water quality model (water environment analytical tool) for the lake and propose environmental conservation plans focusing on health and ecological risks. We will also establishing Tonle Sap Water Environmental Platform through which researchers, administrative organizations, and citizens can co-work and co-design for conserving the lake environment.

Establishment of a framework for conservation of the lake environment using water environment analytical tool
Utilizing water environment analytical tool, we will propose water environment conservation plans designed to maintain health and ecological risks sufficiently low, taking into account factors such as population growth, climate change, and so forth. By combining the analytical tool with the Tonle Sap Water Environmental Platform, we well contribute to the sustainable development of Tonle Sap Lake as well as the Mekong River Basin.

Photo gallery
Eutrophication of Tonle Sap Lake

Eutrophication of Tonle Sap Lake

Sampling Tonle Sap Lake’s bounty

Sampling Tonle Sap Lake’s bounty

A local elementary school on the lake

A local elementary school on the lake

Research Project Web site https://sites.google.com/site/satrepscambodia/
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Links Tonle Sap Water Environmental Platform (Project Facebook)

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