This book represents the latest research findings in all the major aspects of food and water security issues in Asia and combines presentations from symposia on food and water sustainability held recently in Macau, China.
Part ONE (Water resources management): Xu Z X: "Sustainable Water Resource Management in China: A Great Challenge"; Zhang, Xinfeng: "Affecting factors of Salinity Intrusion in Pearl River Estuary and Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Pearl River Delta"; Yatsuka Kataoka: "Water Resource Management in Asian Cities -- from Case Studies of Groundwater Management"; Ao Chitan: "Identification of Main Factors and their Relationships in Urban Runoff Pollution of Macau based on the Statistical Techniques"; Sevilla, Janice Beltran: "Assessment of Spatial Variations in Surface Water Quality of Kyeongan Stream, South Korea Using Multivariate Statistical Techniques"; Xue, Yan: "Real-time Water Resources Analysis and Assessment for Supporting Beijing Water Sustainability"; Minjun Shi: "A GIS-based Bio-economic Model Applied in Water Resource Management in Shiyang River Basin, Gansu Province, China"; Ni, Chengwei: "On the Change of Virtual Water in China under regional restructuring from 1997 to 2000"; PartTWO (Sustainability in local water use): Chan, Kwok Ho: "Potential reuse of wastewater effluent in Macau"; Yang Min: "Ozone Used as a Technology for Reducing the Risk of Wastewater Reuse; Xu He:"Sustainable Water Management on Reclaimed Water Use: Case Study of Tianjin"; "Organic Hindrance in Groundwater Arsenic Removal Practice"; Vuong, Anh Tuan: "Factors associated with faecal contamination of household drinking water in a rural area, Vietnam";Trieu, Tran Thi: "Alternative safe water for communities in the Mekong Delta and coastal zone -- Vietnam"; Singla, Sushil Kumar: "Community based Management of Traditional Water Resources in Western Himalayan Region (A Case Study from the Pilot Locations in India, South East Asia)"; Hassan, Khondoker Mahbub : Part THREE (Aquatic food production): Wang Xi Chang: "Quality and Safety of Aquatic Products in China; Zhou Yingqi: "Notes of Study on Development Strategy of Chinese Fishery to 2030"; Liu Zhengwen: "Changes in Fisheries and Water Environments of Lake Taihu, China"; Wang Weimin: "Wastewater Management in Freshwater pond Aquaculture in China"; Dang Huong Thu: "Dosing and timing addition of Bacterial Biomass of Important Impact on Environment in Shrimp farming"; Tjokronegoro Mahastuti Harijono : "Study of Mercury Pollution at Bantarpanjang Area (Citarum River) Using Biomarker"; Part FOUR (Crop production): Tabatabaee Yazdi, Javad: "Increased wheat yield by rainwater management (a case study in arid lands of Iran)"; Zhong Funing: "Water --An Emerging Critical Factor in Chinese Rice Production and Trade"; Yang Yonghui: "Sustainability of Water-Use and Food Production in Haihe Catchment"; Zhu Jing: "Grain Production and Sustainable Food Security in Less-Favored Regions in China"; Pascual Carlos M: "Exploring Land Use Planning Options: experiences and challenges for food and water security"; Matsuda Hirotaka: "The Impact of the Bio-Ethanol Production to the World Grain Market: The Case Study of World Maize Market"; Noomhorm Athapol: "Optimization of Rice Supply Chain in Thailand - A Case Study of Two Rice Mills"; Punyawadee Varaporn: "Exploring behavioral changes towards chemical-safe agriculture: the case of Thai vegetable farmers"; Honda Ryo: "Supply-demand balance of compost between urban and agricultural sectors according to peri-urban development in an urban-rural fringe area in Asia - A case study in Nonthaburi, Thailand"; Part FIVE (Food and water security in climate changes) : Qi Feng: "Water Resources in the Hexi Corridor and its Cycle"; Ma Shiming: "Adaptive Capacity to Changes in the Water Cycle: A Case Study of Northern China"; Hasan, Abu Hena Reza: "Measuring Climate Change Risk on Supply Chain of Rice in Bangladesh"; Mooyoung Han: "The Multi-functional Role of Rice Paddy Area for Food and Water Sustainability -- Lessons Learned from Korean Tradition"; Sang-Arun, Janya: "Promoting plant residue utilization for food security and climate change mitigation in Thailand"; Shrestha, Sangam: "No-regret adaptation strategies to cope with potential impact climate change on groundwater resources of selected Asian cities"; Part SIX (Environmental management): Minjun Shi: "Food or Environment: An Alternative Solution to Tradeoff of Water Allocation in Oasis Regions of China"; Pascual Carlos M: "Impacts of Water Environment and Conservation for Sustainable Development in Northern Philippines"; Aramaki Toshiya: "Material Flow Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorous for Regional Nutrient Management: Case Study in Haiphong, Vietnam"; Hasegawa-Kurisu Kiyo : "Application of Sulfur Denitrification Process to Remove Nitrate-Nitrogen Discharged from Agricultural Field"; Kurisu Futoshi: "Bioremediation of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated by Volatile Organic Compounds"; Ozaki Hirokazu: "Cadmium Extraction from Contaminated Soil Using an Iron Chloride Solution in Asian Countries"; Pangga Gina Villegas: "A Strategy in assessing Plant Residue Material Quality to Enhance Sustainability of Lowland Agricultural Systems"; Tiwari Anand Prakash: "Redesigning Institutions and Governance Systems for Urban Water Demand Management: Case of Developing City Delhi, India"; Matsuo Makiko: "The Impact of Regulatory Change on Trading Partners: Race to the Bottom or Convergence to the Top?"
Prof. Akimasa Sumi Professor and Executive Director of the Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global Sustainability (TIGS) at the University of Tokyo (UT). He started his career serving for the Japan Meteorological Agency and later joined UT, as a professor. His research interest is focused on numerical modeling of weather and climate, especially in the context of global climate change. Recently he led a Japanese team to build the highest-resolution climate model for use with Japan's Earth Simulator, one of the world's best supercomputers. The successful outcome deepened the understanding of climate change, and significantly contributed to the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was also a Lead Author of chapter 8 of AR4, Working Group I of IPCC. From 1994-2004, he served as Director of the Center for Climate System Research at UT. As the research need on global warming has changed with the changing public awareness, he expanded his research to cover global sustainability, a key concept in addressing climate change. Since 2005, he has been working as the Executive Director in TIGS and promoted researches on various aspects of global sustainability. Currently he also serves as a Member of the Central Environment Council of the Japanese Government. Dr. Kensuke Fukushi Dr. Kensuke FUKUSHI is an associate professor at Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global Sustainability (TIGS), Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo. After receiving his PhD from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah in 1996, he worked as an assistant professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Tohoku University from 1996 until 1999, as an assistant professor at School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand from 1999 until 2001, and as an associate professor at the same school until 2001. Then he moved to an associate professor at Environmental Science Center, University of Tokyo in 2001, and arrived at the current position in 2006. He is an expert on environmental engineering, and especially familiar with pollution and remediation of heavy metals in water and soil, and risk assessment. He published his work in various international journals related to water research, environmental engineering, and microbiology. Dr. Ryo Honda Dr. Ryo HONDA is a project assistant professor at Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global Sustainability (TIGS), Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo. He has got his PhD at Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo in 2005. He is an expert in biological wastewater treatment and water resource management. He has good experiences in the field studies in developing world in Asia. He published his work in international journals on environmental engineering and applied microbiology. Dr. Khondoker Mahbub Hassan Dr. Khondoker Mahbub HASSAN is a project researcher at Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global Sustainability (TIGS), Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo. He got his PhD from the Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo in 2009. In his home country, he holds a position of Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh. He is an expert in water treatment and water resource management. He was involved with many water related projects for field implementation in the developing countries in Asia. He published his work in various international journals related to water research, and environmental engineering.