Riverbank erosion induced migration by the char-dwellers in Bangladesh: Towards a better strategy

Riverbank erosion is one of the major natural hazards in Bangladesh. Due to population pressure and scarcity of land, many of the poorest communities in Bangladesh are obliged to live in riverine island areas known as Char-lands. The Char people are facing variations in the dynamics of rivers and Char formation and associated riverbank erosion.. Read More

Climate Change Adaptation: The Bangladesh Experience

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of adaptation to climate change and its impact in Bangladesh. The combination of being located at the confluence of three major rivers, and being extremely low lying makes Bangladesh vulnerable to natural hazards, such as typhoons and flooding. On the one hand this means that.. Read More


Adaptation experts in training

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This Reflect and act showcases our work on the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). It looks at how Southern institutions like ICCCAD in Bangladesh can help build capacity in countries most vulnerable to climate change, and highlights lessons learnt from this project.

Adaptation experts in training

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Southern institutions like ICCCAD in Bangladesh help build capacity in countries most vulnerable to climate change. This project summary looks at the work of ICCCAD. Demand is growing for high-quality training, teaching and research on climate change and development, especially in the developing world. ICCCAD — a Bangladesh-based partnership between IIED, the Independent University, Bangladesh,.. Read More


Determinants and effectiveness of local-level adaptation to climate change: case studies of two initiatives in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi ministries and non-governmental organisations have been implementing a number of local level adaptation (LLA) projects in response to the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategies and Action Plan (BCCSAP). This report notes that there is a need in Bangladesh for updated information and knowledge on climate change trends,.. Read More

Climate extremes and child rights in South Asia: a neglected priority

The links between climate change and disasters in South Asia, such as flooding in Pakistan or cyclones in Bangladesh, are increasingly evident. However, there is little recognition of the potentially life-long impact of climate change and related disasters on the wellbeing of the region’s children. In a region that accounts for more than one quarter.. Read More


False positivity of circumsporozoite protein (CSP)–ELISA in zoophilic anophelines in Bangladesh

Circumsporozoite protein enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (CSP–ELISAs) are widely used for malaria vector identification throughout the world. However, several studies have reported false-positive results when using this method. The present study was conducted to estimate the frequency of false positives among anopheline species in malaria endemic areas of Bangladesh. In total, 4724 Anopheles females belonging to.. Read More

Mangrove ecosystem and shrimp aquaculture in SW Bangladesh

Coastal livelihoods in SW Bangladesh are largely dependent on its natural resources of mangrove forest (timber, wood fuel, honey, fish and other aquatic species) agriculture and marine fisheries. Following construction of the coastal embankment and other development investment there have been drastic environmental changes. Loss of life in major flooding events have been reduced. However,.. Read More


Introducing leaky-well concept for stormwater quantity control in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh with rapid and unplanned urbanization, is subjected to annual average rainfall of 2,076 mm. The intensity of rainfall during 10 years recurrence interval and 1 h duration of the city is 98 mm/h. The stormwater drainage systems of the city are often unable to manage peak runoff volume and.. Read More

Particulate pollution from brick kiln clusters in the greater Dhaka region, Bangladesh

Brick manufacturing is the fastest-growing industrial sector in Bangladesh and among the top three sectors, along with vehicle exhaust and resuspended road dust, contributing to the air pollution and health problems in Dhaka. The brick manufacturing in the Greater Dhaka region, from ~1,000 brick kilns spread across six districts, is confined to the winter season.. Read More