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Floodspace: Case Studies in Adapting to Climate Change-Related Flooding in Bangladesh

While policies and prevention strategies are contested on the global political stage, the effects of climate change are already in motion. Ocean levels have risen measurably in the last decade and will continue to rise during the remainder of this century (IPCC, 2007) . Low-lying communities that are already susceptible to storms and flooding will.. Read More

From Warranted to Valuable Belief: Local Government, Climate Change, and Giving Up the Pickup to Save Bangladesh

Although the public discourse about efforts to address global climate change understandably focuses on national- and international-level efforts, in the United States much of the authority for regulating greenhouse gas emitting activities resides with state and local governments. Many local governments have initiated efforts to address global climate change in some fashion. But this article.. Read More

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Community-based adaptation to climate change: strengthening resilience through development.

This paper describes a newly forming approach to climate change adaptation that addresses a community’s development needs as a way to increase the resilience of the poor, vulnerable people to the impacts of climate change. Early examples of such community based adaptation in Bangladesh are discussed, highlighting the successes and limitations of this approach.

Assessing the Atmospheric Impact on Public Health in the Megacity of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Urban areas are hot spots, contributing to climate change on multiple scales; but they are simultaneously affected by and most vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to their high density of susceptible population, their often risk-aggravating environmental conditions and low socioeconomic standards (Grimm et al. 2008, Kraas 2007). The changes in climate may.. Read More


Simulation of the urban thermal comfort in a high density tropical city: Analysis of the proposed urban construction rules for Dhaka, Bangladesh

The thermal comfort in urban canyons of a high density city is a very challenging issue for urban planners and designers, especially in hot humid tropical zone. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of a newly promulgated building construction rules in respect of thermal climate for Dhaka, Bangladesh, a region characterized by high.. Read More

Hydroinformatics in multi-colours – part red: urban flood and disaster management.

Hydroinformatics found its origin in the advancement of computational hydraulics in the early 1990s but has expanded considerably, both in scope and in application areas. It is now not only being applied in the fields of hydraulics and hydrology (often indicated by the colour blue), but also in environmental science and technology (green) as well.. Read More


Regional Vulnerability of Climate Change Impacts on Asian Rice Production and Scope for Adaptation

Rice is the principle staple crop of Asia and any deterioration of rice production systems through climate change would seriously impair food security in this continent. This review assesses spatial and temporal vulnerabilities of different rice production systems to climate change impacts in Asia. Initially, the review discusses the risks of increasing heat stress and.. Read More

Rainfall and temperature scenario for Bangladesh using 20 km mesh AGCM

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the use of the Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) global 20-km mesh Atmospheric General Circulation Model (AGCM), called MRI-AGCM, to simulate rainfall and mean surface air temperature. Through calibration and validation the MRI-AGCM was adapted for Bangladesh for generating rainfall and temperature scenarios. Design/methodology/approach – The.. Read More

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Floating gardening in Bangladesh: Already affected by climate variability?

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This study questions whether floating cultivation – an age-old agricultural system in Bangladesh and a potential answer to adaptation ­ has already started to be affected by climate variability or not. Floating gardening is a very common practice in the Barisal and Gopalganj areas of Bangladesh to raise crop seedlings and grow vegetables in monsoon.. Read More

Climate Change and Flow of Environmental Displacement in Bangladesh

This study depicts environmental displacement with the premise of increased frequency of natural disasters and the adverse impacts of climate change. Bangladesh is already experiencing recurrent floods, severe cyclones, water logging, salinity intrusions, droughts and river bank erosion which induce mass population displacement. There is no generally agreed definition and scientifically developed methodology to estimate.. Read More

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