Impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on cyclonic storm surge floods in Bangladesh

This paper describes the impacts of sea surface temperature (SST) rise and sea-level rise (SLR) on cyclonic storm surge flooding in western Bangladesh. A calibrated numerical hydrodynamic model was used to simulate surge wave propagation through the rivers and overland flooding. The model was calibrated with base condition (present climate), and then eight flooding scenarios.. Read More

Local environmental predictors of cholera in Bangladesh and Vietnam

Environmental factors have been shown to be related to cholera and thus might prove useful for prediction. In Bangladesh and Vietnam, temporal cholera distributions are related to satellite-derived and in-situ environmental time series data in order to examine the relationships between cholera and the local environment. Ordered probit models examine associations in Bangladesh; probit models.. Read More

am jour trop med and hyg

Climate, climate change and human health in Asian cities

Climate change will affect the health of urban populations. It represents a range of environmental hazards and will affect populations where the current burden of climate-sensitive disease is high — such as the urban poor in low- and middle-income countries. Understanding the current impact of weather and climate variability on the health of urban populations.. Read More

How Vulnerable are Bangladesh’s Indigenous People to Climate Change?

This paper compares the vulnerabilities to climate change and climate variability of the indigenous people with the Bengali population of Bangladesh. It distinguishes between (a) individual vulnerabilities that are related to an individual’s capability to adapt to climate change and; (b) spatial vulnerabilities, that is, vulnerabilities that are related to the location of a person.. Read More


Using remote sensing and GIS to detect and monitor land use and land cover change in Dhaka Metropolitan of Bangladesh during 1960–2005

This paper illustrates the result of land use/cover change in Dhaka Metropolitan of Bangladesh using topographic maps and multi-temporal remotely sensed data from 1960 to 2005. The Maximum likelihood supervised classification technique was used to extract information from satellite data, and post-classification change detection method was employed to detect and monitor land use/cover change. Derived.. Read More

Air temperature variations and rice productivity in Bangladesh: a comparative study of the performance of the YIELD and the CERES-Rice models

Potential increase in air temperature due to climatic change and inter-annual climatic variability and its impacts on crop productivity is of major concern to crop scientists. A number of physically-based models have been developed and applied to estimate crop–environment relationships. In the present study the performance of two such models (the YIELD and the CERES-Rice).. Read More

Ecological Modelling

Forests and the biodiversity convention: independent monitoring of the implementation of the expanded programme of work: summary report

This paper assesses what progress different countries have made over recent years on preserving, protecting and restoring forest biological diversity. Specifically, the report presents the findings of research undertaken in 22 countries by independent country monitors on implementation of the Expanded Programme of Work on Forest Biological Diversity adopted under the Convention of Biological Diversity.. Read More

Ecomigration and Violent Conflict: Case Studies and Public Policy Implications

In 2005, a hurricane named Katrina hit the states of Louisiana and Mississippi in the US, destroying properties and flooding areas. Many people left the region and still have not returned. While some of these people may eventually return, some may not, becoming “migrants.” Assuming this phenomenon will occur, is it unique? What is the.. Read More

the lancet

Saline contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh

Water-related crises are not a new problem in Bangladesh. The discovery of arsenic in drinking water was deemed “the largest mass poisoning of a population in history”,1 threatening the lives of millions. Now Bangladesh is facing another environmental and health threat due to man-made and natural factors: increased salinity. Estimates indicate that Bangladesh has about.. Read More

Political economy of Bali Climate Conference: a roadmap of climate commercialization

This policy discussion paper critically reviews the UNFCCC climate change negotiations held in Bali in December 2007. It is intended to provide an insight to the readers, especially developing country’s policy makers and negotiators, on the recent dimension of mitigating climate change impacts. The discussion paper disputes the concept of ‘climate commercialization’ on which the.. Read More