applied env and microbio

Critical factors influencing the occurrence of Vibrio cholerae in the environment of Bangladesh

  • Huq, et al.
  • 2008

The occurrence of outbreaks of cholera in Africa in 1970 and in Latin America in 1991, mainly in coastal communities, and the appearance of the new serotype Vibrio cholerae O139 in India and subsequently in Bangladesh have stimulated efforts to understand environmental factors influencing the growth and geographic distribution of epidemic Vibrio cholerae serotypes. Because.. Read More

Humanitarian implications of climate change. Mapping emerging trends and risk hotspots

This study identifies the most likely humanitarian implications of climate change for the next 20-30 year period. The authors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to map specific hazards associated with climate change – specifically: floods, cyclones and droughts – and place them in relation to factors influencing vulnerability. The results identify hotspots of high humanitarian.. Read More


The Paleogene record of Himalayan erosion: Bengal Basin, Bangladesh

A knowledge of Himalayan erosion history is critical to understanding crustal deformation processes, and the proposed link between the orogen’s erosion and changes in both global climate and ocean geochemistry. The most commonly quoted age of India–Asia collision is ~ 50 Ma, yet the record of Paleogene Himalayan erosion is scant — either absent or.. Read More


The world‟s climate has always been changing between hotter and cooler periods due to various factors. However, for the first time in the earth‟s history it has now been firmly established that its human inhabitants are altering the climate through global warming as a result of greenhouse gas emissions. Although the basic science is now.. Read More


Evaluation of land-use pattern change in West Bhanugach Reserved Forest, Bangladesh, using remote sensing and GIS techniques

A study was conducted to investigate the land-use pattern change over a period of 18 years (1988–2006) by using remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) technologies, in the West Bhanugach Reserved Forest, a hill forest, in Sylhet Forest Division of Bangladesh. The images were processed using ERDAS Imagine software. Both supervised and unsupervised approaches.. Read More

Health impacts of climate change in urban Asia

Climate change is likely to seriously affect the health of urban Asians. Most at risk are those who live in hazard zones – flood plains, coastal areas and on unstable hillsides. Improved understanding of the local and current impacts of climate variability is vital to reduce the impacts of climate change in the future. A.. Read More


Climate change and its impact on Bangladesh: technical assessment of the institutional implications

A dramatic increase in the level of interest and concern relating to the impact of “Climate Change” on Bangladesh is readily apparent. The consequential high level of visibility of this issue within government, civil society and the international community has inevitably led to numerous initiatives, suggestions and promises of increased donor aid. This paper outlines.. Read More

Climate Change and Bangladesh: Policy a nd Institutional Development to reduce vulnerability

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Bangladesh is predicted to be adversely affected by climate change and climate variability. A number of climate induced hazards are already affecting many people especially in the coastal zone, low-lying areas and north-west part of the country. The government has taken a number of policy and institutional initiatives to adapt with the impacts of climate.. Read More


Bangladesh Policies for Mainstreaming Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Urban Development of Great Dhaka

This policy note focuses on analyzing critical institutional and planning issues affecting Dhaka’s Metropolitan Area, and suggests policy recommendations for introducing sound urban environmental planning to improve the quality of life by mitigating and reversing environmental degradation. The recently completed Country Environmental Assessment found that while Bangladesh has a reasonably well developed set of environmental.. Read More

Demographics and climate change: future trends and their policy implications for migration

This working paper seeks to explore the potential impact of future demographic and climate change on migration patterns in developing countries, in order to identify policy implications for international development and evidence gaps that could be plugged with appropriate new research. The author concedes that this paper is a long way away from predicting with.. Read More