Farhana Ahmed

Tipping points in adaptation to urban flooding under climate change and urban growth: The case of the Dhaka megacity

Envisioning the future city as the outcome of planned development, several master and strategic plans for Dhaka were prepared. However, these plans, do not adequately address the well-known and combined effects of climate change and unplanned urbanization on urban flooding. Additionally, the spatial planning component is missing in adaptation planning, which broadly concentrates on the.. Read More

SAGE Journals

Integrated Adaptation Tipping Points (IATPs) for urban flood resilience

This paper applies an Adaptation Tipping Point (ATP) approach for the assessment of vulnerability to flooding in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. A series of rigorous modelling exercises for fluvial and pluvial flooding was conducted to identify the critical ATPs of the physical system, under both existing and proposed flood risk management strategies, for different.. Read More

Climate change vulnerability of drinking water supply infrastructure in coastal areas of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is regarded as the most vulnerable country in the world in terms of climate change impact. As such negotiations under UNFCCC process is of utmost importance for the country. Since negotiations at global level is based on facts, projections, economics, arguments, delicate politics, and emotions; so, it is important to produce facts and figures,.. Read More


The role of extreme events in reaching adaptation tipping points: a case study of flood risk management in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Adaptation tipping points (ATPs) refer to the situation where a policy or management strategy is no longer sufficient and adjustments or alternative policies/strategies have to be considered. In developed countries, the main focus of research has been on characterising the occurrence of ATPs in the face of slow variables, like climate change. In developing countries,.. Read More