Peoples’ Perception of the Water Salinity Impacts on Human Health: A Case Study in South-Eastern Coastal Region of Bangladesh

The salinity intrusion into fresh groundwater is a serious problem in coastal regions of Bangladesh. It has both direct and indirect efects on human well-being. This study was carried out in two coastal villages of south-eastern part of Bangladesh with the aim of examining peoples’ perception of the water salinity impacts on human health. Data.. Read More

A universal model for predicting human migration under climate change: examining future sea level rise in Bangladesh

Climate change is expected to impact the habitability of many places around the world in significant and unprecedented ways in the coming decades. While previous studies have provided estimates of populations potentially exposed to various climate impacts, little work has been done to assess the number of people that may actually be displaced or where.. Read More


Staging Climate Security: Resilience and Heterodystopia in the Bangladesh Borderlands

This essay interrogates an emergent genre of development projects that seek to instill resilience in populations likely to be severely impacted by climate change. These new projects venture a dark vision of life in a warming world–one where portable technologies become necessary for managing a future of climate chaos. I propose, following Michel Foucault, understanding.. Read More

Model Impact of Climate Change on the Groundwater Flow and Salinity Encroachment in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh

The coastal population of Bangladesh has already been suffering from the salinity encroachment both in groundwater and surface water regime. Reduced river discharge, coastal surges, shrimp farming, lowering of groundwater table due to dry season irrigation in a large part of the country accelerate the rate of saline water distribution. In addition, sea level rise,.. Read More


Impacts of Human Development and Climate Change on Groundwater Resources in Bangladesh

Groundwater has been playing a central role in drinking and irrigation water supplies in Bangladesh for more than four decades. Today, nearly 97% of all drinking water supplies in Bangladesh come from groundwater via hand-operated tubewells that tap the shallow part (<150 m bgl) of the Bengal Aquifer System (BAS). Groundwater-fed irrigation, that currently meets 80% of.. Read More

Development of Monsoonal Asia Climate Risk Analysis Maprooms

The Asian monsoon plays a major role in the variability of seasonal temperature and precipitation and the sub-seasonal statistics of these and other climate variables.  Due to its considerable impact on the quality and quantity of agricultural output, there is an essential need for greater understanding of the historical risk associated with the Asian monsoon,.. Read More


The link between social capital and disaster recovery: evidence from coastal communities in Bangladesh

The purpose of this research is to explore the role social capital played in disaster coping and the recovery process among the southwest coastal villages of Bangladesh. Qualitative methods of data collection such as observation, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were carried out with individuals from several occupational groups in the two of most.. Read More

State of research on carbon sequestration in Bangladesh: a comprehensive review

A deep interest is evident in carbon sequestration modeling in Bangladesh from the development of several allometric equations to estimate carbon sequestration by plants. It is linked to the evolving carbon offsetting approaches, for example, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the REDD+, which require certifiable estimate of carbon captured by trees and forests. This review.. Read More

Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges for Food Security and Agrarian Adaptation to Environmental Change in Bangladesh

This dissertation investigates three unique aspects of sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI) in the context of Bangladeshi rice production. The first article presents a qualitative analysis of SAI and farmer surveys in the embanked polder region of coastal Bangladesh. The second article investigates the global food security and environmental impacts of already adopted High Yielding Variety.. Read More


Climate change is expected to have a significant role in weather patterns and consequential scarcities as well as in environmental degradation around the world. The research presents two countries, the Netherlands and Bangladesh, facing similar climate and environmental changes in different forms mainly represented by extreme weather and by sea level rise. The difference between.. Read More