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Study on groundwater recharge potentiality of Barind Tract, Rajshahi District, Bangladesh using GIS and Remote Sensing technique

The groundwater recharge potentiality in Barind Tract in Rajshahi district, Northwest Bangladesh was studied based on Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing technique. In this connection satellite images (Landsat 7 ETM and SPOT) and aerial photos were subjected to several treatment processes using softwares like ERDAS Imagine and ESRI’s Arc View. Thus various thematic.. Read More

Policy agenda for addressing climate change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and beyond

The paper analyses the impact of climate change on Bangladesh, and focuses on initiatives within the country to mitigate against climate change. The most severe impact of global warming is expected to be felt in the rising sea level of the Bay of Bengal, which is anticipated to submerge 20 per cent of the total.. Read More

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Temporal Change Detection (2001-2008) Study of Sundarban

This focuses on the Sunderban region and works to identify, map and classify vulnerable islands using satellite imageries/data (time series analysis). It looks at land use and land cover status for the period between 2001 and 2008 and estimates temperature rise over land and sea, provides an assessment of rainfall and cyclone trend over the.. Read More

Field Testing of Innovative Farming Practices Related to Climate Change in Vulnerable Areas

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed an MOU in December 04, 2007 for 24 months to implement a project “Field Testing of Innovative Farming Practices Related to Climate Change in the Vulnerable Areas of Bangladesh” under UNEP/APFED Showcase Programme Funding. The main objective of the project was to identify and document innovative.. Read More

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Sea level rise and tigers: predicted impacts to Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangroves

The Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem, shared by India and Bangladesh, is recognized as a global priority for biodiversity conservation. Sea level rise, due to climate change, threatens the long term persistence of the Sundarbans forests and its biodiversity. Among the forests’ biota is the only tiger (Panthera tigris) population in the world adapted for life in.. Read More

Overview of drought risk reduction approaches in Bangladesh

Many people as well as the government in Bangladesh perceive floods and cyclones as recurrent environmental hazards in the country. They also view that these two hazards are the main contributors to crop loss in the country. But, in reality, droughts afflict the country at least as frequently as do major floods and cyclones, averaging.. Read More

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Climate Change in Bangladesh: A Closer Look into Temperature and Rainfall Data

Bangladesh, generally characterized as a country of six seasons, possesses favorable climatic conditions for agricultural production and creates an approving condition for human habitation. The weather conditions of the country also show extremes and contrasts ranging from floods to drought conditions, from foggy cold weather conditions to high temperatures, from large scale cyclonic events to.. Read More

Exploring the meaning of health security for disaster resilience through people’s perspectives in Bangladesh

There has been significant interest in the rhetoric of health security in recent years from both global and local perspectives. Understanding health in the context of disaster vulnerability presents an opportunity to examine how improved health might reduce the effects of environmental disasters and other crises. To this end, a project was implemented in Bangladesh.. Read More

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Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Issues and Challenges for Coastal Communities in the Indian Ocean Region

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human lives and livelihoods in coastal regions all over the world. It will significantly aggravate existing hazards such as flooding from cyclones and storm surges. Other climate-induced risks, including sea level rise, salinity intrusion, drought, and temperature and rainfall variations, are becoming serious threats to food,.. Read More

Vulnerability of Bangladesh to Cyclones in a Changing Climate: Potential Damages and Adaptation Cost

This paper integrates information on climate change, hydrodynamic models, and geographic overlays to assess the vulnerability of coastal areas in Bangladesh to larger storm surges and sea-level rise by 2050. The approach identifies polders (diked areas), coastal populations, settlements, infrastructure, and economic activity at risk of inundation, and estimates the cost of damage versus the.. Read More

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