International Journal of River Basin Management

Multiple water use as an approach for increased basin productivity and improved adaptation: a case study from Bangladesh

This study, supported by the Challenge Program Water and Food (CPWF-Project 35), demonstrates the case of multiple-use of water through seasonal aquaculture interventions for improved rice–fish production systems in the Bangladesh floodplains. The project focused on community-based fish culture initiatives, increasingly adopted in the agro-ecological zones of the major floodplains of the Padma, Testa, and.. Read More

Climate change, sea level rise and rice: global market implications

Climate change will influence yields while sea level rise can inundate producing lands. The research reported investigates the individual and simultaneous effects of these factors on production, trade and consumption of rice the world’s number one food crop. A global rice trade model is utilized to do this. The results indicate that the combination of.. Read More

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Sustainability of Groundwater Resources in the North-Eastern Region of Bangladesh

  • Ali, et al.
  • 2012

Water is essential for economic, social, and environmental development. Global water resources are vulnerable due to increasing demand related to population growth, pollution potential, and climate change. Competition for water between different sectors is increasing. To meet the increasing demand, the use of groundwater is increasing worldwide. In this paper, the water-table dynamics of the.. Read More

Health effects of flooding in rural Bangladesh

There is little information available on nontraumatic health risks as the result of floods, and on the factors that determine vulnerability to them (especially in low-income settings). We estimated the pattern of mortality, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infection following the 2004 floods in rural Bangladesh. We conducted controlled interrupted time-series analysis of adverse health outcomes,.. Read More

climate and conservation

Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh

The Sundarbans are one of the most significant mangrove forests in Asia. Due to both lack of information and lack of capacity to conduct conservation planning in response to climate change, an essential component of future conservation work in the region will be to develop strong climate-sensitive indicators of conservation requirements. One of these can.. Read More

“Climate Proofing” Water Resources Development Policy: The Evidence from Bangladesh

  • Huq, et al.
  • 2012

The water sector of Bangladesh is instrumental in supporting the livelihoods of millions of people. Over the last few decades, water resources in Bangladesh have come under the severe threat of climate change impacts and the first effects of climate change are already being felt. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) univocally confirms the.. Read More


Effects of Riverbank Erosion on Livelihood

Riverbank erosion is one of the most unpredictable and critical type of disasters that takes into account the quantity of rainfall, soil structure, river morphology, topography of river and adjacent areas, and floods. Such calamity took tolls less in lives but more in livelihood as agricultural land and homesteads along with other livelihood options that.. Read More

Impacts of CO2 emission constraints on penetration of solar PV in the Bangladesh power sector

This paper examines the impacts of CO2 emission reduction targets and carbon tax on future technologies selection especially solar PV and energy use in Bangladesh power sector during 2005–2035. It also examines the co-benefits of energy security of the country. The analyses are based on a long-term energy system optimization model of Bangladesh using the.. Read More


Replication of urban innovations – prioritization of strategies for the replication of Dhaka’s community-based decentralized composting model

Dhaka’s community-based decentralized composting (DCDC) is a successful demonstration of solid waste management by adopting low-cost technology, local resources, community participation and partnerships among the various actors involved. This paper attempts to understand the model, necessary conditions, strategies and their priorities to replicate DCDC in the other developing cities of Asia. Thirteen strategies required for.. Read More

Climate change adaptation through local knowledge in the north eastern region of Bangladesh

Climate change adaptation in the low laying developing countries is becoming crucial at the present time. However, the local knowledge regarding climate change adaptation is not well focused. This study evaluates climate related perception and identifying various adaptation strategies in the low lying areas of North-Eastern Bangladesh. Six focus group discussions and 120 households’ survey.. Read More

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