Disaster preparedness for sustainable development in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Natural disasters adversely affect the country’s economy and deter its development. Thus preparedness for the disasters, along with effective prevention and mitigation measures, is imperative for sustainable development of the country. The purpose of this paper is to examine the present state of disaster.. Read More

Low-cost aquifer storage and recovery: Implications for improving drinking water access for rural communities in coastal Bangladesh

Fresh water resources are scarce in rural communities in the southern deltaic plains of Bangladesh where both shallow and deep groundwater is frequently brackish, and fresh water ponds have been increasingly salinized by inundation during storm surges and brackish-water aquaculture. Low-cost aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) schemes were constructed at 13 villages in three coastal.. Read More


Effects of Climate and Sea-level Changes on the Natural Resources of Bangladesh

The 110 million people who live in the low-lying deltaic country of Bangladesh are highly dependent upon an agricultural system that is finely attuned to a tropical monsoon climate and associated water regime. Any significant change in the climate and water regimes of Bangladesh is likely to have profound effects on biological resources. This in.. Read More

Corporate environmental responsibility and accountability: What chance in vulnerable Bangladesh?

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Bangladesh has recently been enjoying significant economic growth mainly arising from an export led development strategy. However, in that process its natural environment has been degraded and become more vulnerable in geophysical terms (e.g. environmental pollution). Much of the Bangladeshi population are also vulnerable in socio-economic terms due primarily to widespread poverty. In this context.. Read More


Safe drinking water in Bangladesh: feasibility and sustainability of hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal in diverse settings

Determine the small-scale feasibility and applicability of SIR and linked with an arsenic adsorptive treatment at the surface. The aim is to identify the dominant process and operational parameters responsible for the robust and appropriate design, operation and implementation of SIR/HAR at community and household level.

Nexus between salinity and ecological sustainability of crop production of Southwest coastal region of Bangladesh : approach of Translog Production Function

Salinity has been increasing over period of time of southwest coastal region of Bangladesh and 0.223 million ha (26.7%) of total cultivated land is affected by various degree of salinity and badly hampered in the crop ecology. It is now threatened in food security. This study carried out through questionnaire survey in the salinity prone.. Read More


Climate finance at local government in Bangladesh

The 2010 World Development Report (WDR) on Development and Climate Change sets out a global overview of climate change and its implications for development. Climate change now poses an undeniable hazard to people of all over the world. Although reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other effects of climate change issues will get a priority, supporting.. Read More

Governance Matters: Power, Corruption, Social Exclusion, and Climate Change in Bangladesh

Although there is a growing literature on non-climatic drivers of vulnerability to climate change, there are only a few empirical case studies that demonstrate the process through which vulnerability is produced. Moreover, existing climate literatures offer very limited insights on the linkages between governance and vulnerability to climate change. Within the governance framework, this dissertation.. Read More

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Stakeholders Engagement and Agenda Setting in a Developing Context: The Case of the Bangladesh Health Policy

One area of focus in the study of policymaking in developing countries is the extent to which policymaking in the developing countries is similar to the interaction among stakeholder groups, including politicians, that occurs in developed countries. This paper explores this issue in the case of the development of the Bangladesh Health Policy 2011. It.. Read More

Water Soluble Ionic Species in the Atmospheric Fine Particulate Matters (PM 2.5 ) in a Southeast Asian Mega City (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Atmospheric fine particulate matters (PM 2.5) were collected with an Envirotech Instrument (Model APM 550) at the roof of Khundkur Mukarram Hussain Science Building, University of Dhaka, Ban-gladesh between January and February, 2013. PM2.5 samples were collected on Quartz fiber filters during day and night time. Water soluble ions (sulfate, nitrate, phosphate, chloride, bromide, so-dium,.. Read More