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Groundwater governance in Bangladesh: Established practices and recent trends

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  • 2019

Legal framework is very crucial to protect the vital resources, to provide rights to public and administration, to support national policy and to bring technological intervention to ensure equitable distribution, fair management, and effective decision making. In Bangladesh, groundwater is not directly priced (other than pumping costs), perhaps such issue is not surprising that users do not meter the volumes of water usage. Beside the industry, agricultural sector is by far the biggest groundwater consumer of this country, contributing significant amount of annual meter drop in the.. Read more

Elsevier
Elsevier

Appraising spatial variations of As, Fe, Mn and NO3 contaminations associated health risks of drinking water from Surma basin, Bangladesh

This study aims to appraise the spatial variations and pathways of groundwater contaminations and associated health risks in the Surma basin, Bangladesh using geostatistics, Fuzzy GIS technique and health risk modelbased on ninety groundwater samples. The results show that the mean concentrations of As, Fe, Mn and NO3 are below the Bangladesh water quality standard, whereas As, Fe and Mn.. Read More

Species-specific growth resilience to drought in a mixed semi-deciduous tropical moist forest in South Asia

The frequency and intensity of drought events have increased during the recent decades, particularly in the tropics. Yet, the growth and physiological responses of many tropical tree species to drought are still inadequately understood. We studied the drought resilience of two functionally different canopy tree species (Chukrasia tabularis and Toona ciliata) from a moist tropical forest in.. Read More

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Geospatial multi-criteria analysis for identifying high priority clean energy investment opportunities: A case study on land-use conflict in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a globally important emerging economy with rapidly increasing energy demand. The Bangladeshi government’s primary capacity expansion plan is to install 13.3 GW of new coal by 2021, including the 1.3 GW Rampal coal power plant to be developed in the Sundarbans. Inadequate geospatial and economic information on clean energy investment opportunities are often.. Read More

Adapting to Sea-Level Rise in the Indian Ocean: The Cases of India and Bangladesh

  • 2019

South Asia is considered to be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of anthropogenic climate change. The reasons for that fall into two broad categories. On one hand, the region is extremely diverse. Its hugely varied geomorphologic formations, ecosystems, and economies render the region susceptible to a range of adverse climate change impacts (Field et al.,.. Read More

ResearchGate
ResearchGate

Farmers’ perceptions of and responses to environmental change in southwest coastal Bangladesh: Perceptions of environmental change

Coastal Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to climate change and salinisation; hence, farm-level adaptation is critically important. Farmers’ perceptions of and responses to environmental change were investigated in two villages in Khulna District. Perceived environmental trends included increases in temperature, extreme weather events, soil toxicity, erratic rainfall and scarcity of water for irrigation. Perceptions of climate.. Read More

Observed trends in temperature and rainfall in Bangladesh using pre-whitening approach

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  • 2019

Understanding the trend of temperature and rainfall is of prime importance for climate change related research. This research aims to identify the trends of temperature and rainfall for the last 50 years (1966–2015) for Bangladesh. To detect the trends, the non-parametric Mann–Kendall test in combination with a trend-free pre-whitening approach for correcting the time series to eliminate the.. Read More

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Monthly changes in pCO2 in the Ganges River: implications for carbon release from soil to the atmosphere via inland waters

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  • 2019

Recent studies have revealed that inland waters, such as rivers, act as an excellent source of soil-derived CO2 for the atmosphere. This flow is comparable in magnitude to that of anthropogenic CO2 release, such as fossil fuel use, playing an important part in the global carbon cycle and future climate change. Although one of the.. Read More

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE CHANGES IN CLIMATIC CONDITION AND SEASONAL DROUGHT IN NORTH-WESTERN PART OF BANGLADESH

Abstract The study examines the long-term and seasonal climatic variations in north-western part of Bangladesh (NWPB). Long-term variation of different climatic parameters reveals that significant increases in temperature are associated with decreasing evaporation which could be attributed to wind speed variation and seasonal variation of temperature. Increase of monsoon rainfall during monsoon period and scarcity.. Read More

Aridity index, Climate change, Hydrometeorology, Seasonal drought, Monsoon flood
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Climate change-driven losses in ecosystem services of coastal wetlands: A case study in the West coast of Bangladesh

Abstract Climate change is globally recognized as one of the key drivers of degradation of coastal wetland ecosystems, causing considerable alteration of services provided by these habitats. Quantifying the physical impacts of climate change on these services is therefore of utmost importance. Yet, practical work in this field is fragmented and scarce in current literature, especially in developing.. Read More

Factors determining conversion of agricultural land use in Bangladesh: farmers’ perceptions and perspectives of climate change

Abstract The study was accomplished to identify the factors determining land conversion in Bangladesh and evaluate farmers’ perception about the changing land use decision. Data were collected from Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Khulna districts of Bangladesh. A total of 300 sample farmers were interviewed following purposive and random sampling technique. For analyzing data, a combination of.. Read More

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