Improvement of responses and recovery approaches for cyclone hazards in coastal Bangladesh

After the devastating cyclone of 1991, the concept of acting only after the occurrence of disaster has been replaced by the concept of total disaster management involving prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and development. Regarding cyclone, Bangladesh has made successful progress because of modernizing early warning systems, developing cyclone shelters and evacuation plans, constructing coastal embankments,.. Read More

Constraints and coping measures of coastal community toward safe drinking water scarcity in Southwestern Bangladesh

In recent years, access to safe drinking water has been a major problem in many countries across the world. Bangladesh, known as the “land of water,” also faces a safe drinking water crisis. Bangladesh, particularly the southwestern region, being located downstream greatly faces safe drinking water supply problems due to salinity in surface water and.. Read More

Community Resilience to Cyclone Disasters in Coastal Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the poorest and most disaster-prone countries in the world. To address both problems simultaneously, sustainable livelihoods (SL) could be better connected with disaster risk reduction (DRR). For this purpose, one initiative implemented in Bangladesh is called the Vulnerability to Resilience (V2R) programme which ran from 2013 to 2016. This programme was primarily initiated and funded.. Read More

Participatory dynamic modelling approach for adaptation planning needs focusing on Small Islands Developing States

This paper presents an ongoing research towards a systems modelling framework to support ecosystem-based climate change adaptation (CCA) planning and decision making for small island developing states (SIDS), employing a structured process, coupling two approaches; Bayesian Networks (BNs) and System Dynamics (SD). The development of successful CCA adaptation plans requires a structured risk assessment process.. Read More


Tillage and residue management for sustaining rice-wheat cropping system in Indo-Gangetic Plains- A review

The rice-wheat cropping system occupying 13.5 million ha is important to meet the challenge of food security in the Indo-Gangetic Plains. The consequences of current production practices viz., degraded soil health, high cost of cultivation, inefficient use of resources and environment raises the danger to its sustainability. In the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) of South Asia,.. Read More

A Comparative Case of the Implications of Various Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh, India, South Africa, and Zimbabwe

This article is a synthesis of literature on cross-country experiences on the strategies for adapting to climate change in Southeast Asia (Bangladesh and India) and Southern Africa (South Africa and Zimbabwe). The article shows that each selected country employs unique measures for adapting to climate change. In Bangladesh the specific strategies for adapting to climate.. Read More


Draft Dhaka Structure Plan 2016-2035

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This plan is prepared under Regional Development Planning (RDP) Project within City Region Development Project (CRDP, Package No. CRDP/ RAJUK//S-01, Loan No. BAN-2695) funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) under the Ministry of Housing and Public Works is the implementing agency on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB)… Read More

Flood and Sustainable Agriculture in the Haor Basin of Bangladesh: A Review Paper

The paper provides a deep insight into the agricultural practices and cropping pattern in Haor basin. Boro-Fallow-Fallow is the dominant cropping pattern in entire Haor basin. The paper also examines the characteristics of flood and its effects on agricultural production. It is found that flash flood severely destroy standing boro rice just before harvesting almost.. Read More