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Climate change and extreme weather events: can developing countries adapt?

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Abstract Developing countries are vulnerable to extremes of normal climatic variability, and climate change is likely to increase the frequency and magnitude of some extreme weather events and disasters. Adaptation to climate change is dependent on current adaptive capacity and the development models that are being pursued by developing countries. Various frameworks are available for.. Read More

Determinants of household fuelwood collection from mangrove plantations in coastal Bangladesh

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  • 2018

The Government of Bangladesh has been establishing mangrove plantations since 1960. This study analyzes results from a household survey across eight coastal villages to investigate how local rural communities utilize these resources. The predominant direct use by households is the extraction of combustible fuel. Econometric results suggest that determinants of the household decision to collect fuelwood include respondent occupation and village. Farmers are less likely to extract mangrove fuels due to.. Read More

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Analysis of stormwater runoff for a selected catchment of eastern Dhaka using hydrologic model

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Abstract: Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and one of the world’s rapidly growing megacities, faces the recurring phenomena of urban flooding and waterlogging following intense rainfall nearly every year. The water level of the Brahmaputra and rainfall and runoff from the entire Brahmaputra Basin mainly influence the process of river floods in and around the.. Read More