wetlands ec and man

Occurrence and distribution of plankton-associated and free-living toxigenic Vibrio cholerae in a tropical estuary of a cholera endemic zone

Cholera epidemics are thought to be influenced by changes in populations of estuarine Vibrio cholerae. We investigated the abundance and distribution of this bacterium, as “free-living” (20 μm) or zooplankton (>60 μm), in the Karnaphuli estuary of Bangladesh during pre- and post-monsoon seasons. Cultivable Vibrio populations were ~102–104 colony forming units (CFU) ml−1 in the.. Read More

Greening Growth Through Strategic Environmental Assessment of Sector Reforms

Climate change and escalating degradation of ecosystem services place the need for greening economic growth on the international policy agenda. To make growth greener and more inclusive, it is crucial to change the institutions and incentive structures in national sector reforms and to involve poor and vulnerable groups in decision making. The article analyses the.. Read More

world bank research

Seasonal hunger and public policies: evidence from Northwest Bangladesh

Seasonal hunger induced by agricultural seasonality is often a characteristic feature of rural poverty. The evidence of seasonal distress in many agrarian societies can be found in the narratives of economic historians. With agricultural diversification made possible through technological breakthroughs in many parts of the developing world, the severity of seasonal stress and adversities has.. Read More

Modeling of freshwater wetland management strategies for building the public awareness at local level in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a large aerial extent of freshwater wetlands for her deltaic characteristics. In 1970, the total area of wetlands in Bangladesh is estimated to be 70000–80000 km2, approximately, i.e., 50 % of total national land area. In the recent years, most of these wetlands are being lost and degraded primarily because of flood control.. Read More


Farmer’s perception and adaptation practices to cope with drought: Perspectives from Northwestern Bangladesh

This study was conducted with 718 farmers of owner, owner-cum-tenant and tenant farmers of irrigated and non-irrigated villages at 14 upazila (sub-district) in two severe drought-prone districts of northwestern Bangladesh through a semi-structured questionnaire. It assessed farmer’s perception and awareness, impacts and adaptation measures of farmers towards drought. The results revealed that farmers in both.. Read More


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Due to the anticipated adverse global effects of climate change and consequent sea level rise (SLR) Climate refugees are the inevitable reality of our time. The management and resettlement of these climate refugees will exert a serious pressure on already dense urban centers of Bangladesh. Assuming the climate change forecasts to be true it calls.. Read More


The Role of Microinsurance as a Safety Net Against Environmental Risks in Bangladesh

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identifies Bangladesh as one of the countries that will be hardest hit by the anticipated effects of climate change. The poorest people are the most vulnerable, as they do not have sufficient means to cope with environmental risks. In the absence of effective safety nets, poor people become.. Read More

Hypertension in Bangladesh: a review

Hypertension (HTN) is an increasingly important medical and public health problem. In Bangladesh, approximately 20% of adult and 40–65% of elderly people suffer from HTN. High incidence of metabolic syndrome, and lifestyle-related factors like obesity, high salt intake, and less physical activity may play important role in the pathophysiology of HTN. The association of angiotensin-converting.. Read More


Coastal Fishers Livelihood in Peril: Sea Surface Temperature and Tropical Cyclones in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries of the world and here climatic events are considered an integral part of the social fabric. More than 3.5 million coastal peoples’ livelihood directly or indirectly depend on fishing and related activities under extremely difficult conditions, and their economic hardship is most likely to be aggravated.. Read More

Impact of Climate Change in Bangladesh: The Role of Public Administration and Government’s Integrity

Climate change is one of the most important issues to tackle this generation and possibly any generation in history. Bangladesh is a very low energy consuming country, it is pursuing a low carbon growth path, while building its resilience to climate change and reducing the risk of climate change, which represents national development. However, Bangladesh.. Read More