International Workshop: Watershed governance that can revitalize communities and watersheds
Join this International Workshop to explore how watershed governance can contribute to conservation of biodiversity and enhancement of well-being in local communities. Contrasting two cases in Asia will be examined: the Lake Biwa, Japan and Laguna de Bay, the Philippines.
A project in Research Institute for Humanity & Nature, entitled ‘Biodiversity-driven Nutrient Cycling and Human Well-being in Social-Ecological Systems’ (hereafter e-REC; Fiscal Year 2013-2019), has conducted researches on watershed systems both at local and watershed scales, aiming to rehabilitate watershed environments and enhance human well-being in the Yasu River sub-watershed of Lake Biwa, Japan, and in the Sta. Rosa sub-watershed of Laguna de Bay, the Philippines, which are contrasting with each other in Asia. Through co-working with diverse stakeholders in the watersheds, the Project has been studying mechanisms for how watershed governance can contribute to conservation of biodiversity and enhancement of well-being in local communities, which consequently lead to restoration of watershed systems.
Inviting diverse stakeholders including administrators, NGOs and residents, the International Workshop will introduce their activities and underling ideas to tackle local and watershed issues in the above two areas. The Workshop will also seek for feedback to the e-REC project from the stakeholders' viewpoints and facilitate free exchange of opinions on the future of the watersheds in Japan and the Philippines. The e-REC project aims to optimize research outputs from these two watersheds to contribute to similar initiatives in diverse watersheds across Asia.
The International Workshop "Watershed governance that can revitalize communities and watersheds" is organized by the RIHN ‘Biodiversity-driven Nutrient Cycling and Human Well-being in Social-Ecological Systems’ (e-REC) Project and is co-organized with the Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia.
The first day of the three-day Workshop is open to the public.
Date: 26 March 2019
Time: 10am - 6pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Access)
Download the Workshop Program here (pdf).
Download the flyer (pdf).
Inquiries：RIHN e-REC Project email@example.com