Shrimp and coastal adaptation: on the politics of climate justice

Strategies for climate change adaptation are contingent on normative analyses of ideal development outcomes and possible futures. Competing visions for the future thus result in adaptation programmes that benefit some while disadvantaging others. In coastal Bangladesh, shrimp aquaculture provides an example of one such adaptation strategy with contested unequal outcomes. Focusing on the impacts of.. Read More

Vulnerability and Climate Change Induced Human Displacement

This paper addresses the relationship between vulnerability and climate change induced human population displacement. Anthropogenic climate change is increasingly altering the way people live. A significant consequence of the effects of climate change is human displacement due to climate effects such as hurricanes, sea level rise, and drought. People displaced by the effects of climate.. Read More

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Understanding Attitude towards Green IT among Professionals in IT Service SMEs in Bangladesh

  • Gan, et al.
  • 2017

Bangladesh is a least developed country which ranks 131 out of 132 in the environment pollution index. Currently, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) provide 70–80 percent of job opportunities in Bangladesh. Information technology (IT) is one of the industries providing highest employment in the country. The IT professionals’ expertise plays an important role in influencing.. Read More

Assessment of trace elements of groundwater and their spatial distribution in Rangpur district, Bangladesh

Descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, and geostatistical modeling are applied to assess the trace elements of groundwater and their spatial distribution at the Rangpur district of Bangladesh. A total number of 47 water samples have been collected from wells at depth ranging from 10 to 53 m. The descriptive statistics results show that the mean concentrations of.. Read More


Modeling contribution of shallow groundwater to evapotranspiration and yield of maize in an arid area

  • Gao, et al.
  • 2017

Capillary rise from shallow groundwater can decrease the need for irrigation water. However, simple techniques do not exist to quantify the contribution of capillary flux to crop water use. In this study we develop the Agricultural Water Productivity Model for Shallow Groundwater (AWPM-SG) for calculating capillary fluxes from shallow groundwater using readily available data. The.. Read More

Review on Regional Impact of Climate Change on Fisheries Sector

Fish is considered as a staple protein in human dietary intake and the fisheries sector serves as a source of employment and economic benefit. The fisheries sector is one of the climate sensitive areas affecting the productivity and diversity of fish species through the changes in distribution, abundance, size, habitat, and condition. Therefore, the scientists.. Read More

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Formal and Informal Interests of Donors to Allocate Aid: Spending Patterns of USAID, GIZ, and EU Forest Development Policy in Bangladesh

Whether aid serves the development needs of a recipient country rather than the interests of donors has been a topic of much debate and research in the field of development studies. Donor agencies have interests, as does any political actor, and bureaucratic politics theory states that any bureaucracy has a dual interest, consisting of delivering.. Read More

Social networks and challenges in government disaster policies: a case study from Bangladesh

This study analyses recent disaster management and climate change policies in Bangladesh, evaluating the ways in which they do, and do not, take households’ social networks into account. The analysis of the policy documents is qualitative: drawing out explicit themes and implicit acknowledgements through close reading of the text. The evaluation of their treatment of.. Read More


Identification of the influencing factors on groundwater drought and depletion in north-western Bangladesh

Groundwater drought is a specific type of hydrological drought that concerns groundwater bodies. It may have a significant adverse effect on the socio-economic, agricultural, and environmental conditions. Investigating the effect of different climatic and anthropogenic factors on groundwater drought provides essential information for sustainable planning and management of (ground) water resources. The aim of this.. Read More

Hydrogeochemical investigation of groundwater in shallow coastal aquifer of Khulna District, Bangladesh

Groundwater acts as a lifeline in the coastal regions to meet out the domestic, drinking, irrigational and industrial needs. To investigate the hydrogeochemical characteristics of groundwater and its suitability, twenty samples were collected from the shallow tubewells of study area having screen depth 21–54 m. The water quality assessment has been carried out by evaluating the.. Read More