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Monitoring quantity and characteristics of municipal solid waste in Dhaka City

A reliable estimate of the quantity of solid waste generation in the city is very important for proper solid waste planning and management. However, reported estimates of solid waste generation vary widely and lead to questionability. The reported values have been derived on the assumption of demography, standard rate of waste generation by households, density.. Read More

Arsenic intake via water and food by a population living in an arsenic-affected area of Bangladesh

More and more people in Bangladesh have recently become aware of the risk of drinking arsenic-contaminated groundwater, and have been trying to obtain drinking water from less arsenic-contaminated sources. In this study, arsenic intakes of 18 families living in one block of a rural village in an arsenic-affected district of Bangladesh were evaluated to investigate.. Read More

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Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Adaptation to Environmental Risk: A Case Study of Climate Change and Flooding in Bangladesh

In this article we investigate the complex relationship between environmental risk, poverty, and vulnerability in a case study carried out in one of the poorest and most flood-prone countries in the world, focusing on household and community vulnerability and adaptive coping mechanisms. Based upon the steadily growing amount of literature in this field we develop.. Read More

Vulnerabilities and responses to climate change for Dhaka

The relationship between climate change and cities is complex. City-based activities contribute significant amounts of greenhouse gases and, simultaneously, are often more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Dhaka is now the world’s eighth largest city and a significant proportion of Bangladesh’s greenhouse gases are generated there although, relative to total emissions worldwide, the.. Read More

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Vulnerabilities and Responses to Climate Change for Dhaka

The relationship between climate change and cities is complex. City-based activities contribute significant amounts of greenhouse gases and, simultaneously, are often more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Dhaka is now the world’s eighth largest city and a significant proportion of Bangladesh’s greenhouse gases are generated there although, relative to total emissions worldwide, the.. Read More

Partnership approach to disaster management in Bangladesh: a critical policy assessment

The geographic location of Bangladesh at the confluence of the three mighty river systems of the world renders her one of the most vulnerable places to natural disasters. Human-induced climate change exacerbates the problem. This study shows that the Government of Bangladesh has already established a multi-layered institutional mechanism for disaster management, with formal recognition.. Read More

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Study on the seasonal changes of land cover and their impact on surface albedo in the northwestern part of Bangladesh using remote sensing

In the present work, the dynamic behaviour of surface albedo of a coupled soil–vegetation–atmosphere (SVA) system has been studied in relation to landform characteristics, seasonally varying surface cover, and hydro‐meteorological condition using multi‐temporal Landsat TM data. Two adjacent, sharply contrasted and physiographically different land areas, (1) the semi‐arid Barind Tract area and (2) the flood.. Read More

Community based adaptation to climate change bulletin

The bulletin describes the second community based adaptation (CBA) workshop held in Dhaka in February 2007. The workshop aimed to share the latest developments in community-based adaptation programmes, priorities and solutions with a view to integrating the lessons into national and international development programmes. The bulletin begins with a brief history of CBA activities and.. Read More

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Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change in Drought-prone Areas of Bangladesh: Developing nstitutions and Options

Devastating and recurrent droughts caused by varying rainfall patterns occur frequently in many parts of Bangladesh, causing substantial damage and loss to agriculture and allied sectors. Drought impact, associated with late or early monsoon rains or even complete failure of monsoon, spreads over a large geographical area – much larger than areas affected by other.. Read More

Developing institutions and options for livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh

What are people already doing to adapt their livelihoods to climate change in Bangladesh? What can be done to improve their capacity to adapt? This case study report documents responses to the continuing trend of more frequent and intense droughts in a district of Northwest Bangladesh. This FAO and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre case study,.. Read More

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