Hydroinformatics in multi-colours – part red: urban flood and disaster management.

Hydroinformatics found its origin in the advancement of computational hydraulics in the early 1990s but has expanded considerably, both in scope and in application areas. It is now not only being applied in the fields of hydraulics and hydrology (often indicated by the colour blue), but also in environmental science and technology (green) as well.. Read More

Regional Vulnerability of Climate Change Impacts on Asian Rice Production and Scope for Adaptation

Rice is the principle staple crop of Asia and any deterioration of rice production systems through climate change would seriously impair food security in this continent. This review assesses spatial and temporal vulnerabilities of different rice production systems to climate change impacts in Asia. Initially, the review discusses the risks of increasing heat stress and.. Read More

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Rainfall and temperature scenario for Bangladesh using 20 km mesh AGCM

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the use of the Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) global 20-km mesh Atmospheric General Circulation Model (AGCM), called MRI-AGCM, to simulate rainfall and mean surface air temperature. Through calibration and validation the MRI-AGCM was adapted for Bangladesh for generating rainfall and temperature scenarios. Design/methodology/approach – The.. Read More

Floating gardening in Bangladesh: Already affected by climate variability?

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This study questions whether floating cultivation – an age-old agricultural system in Bangladesh and a potential answer to adaptation ­ has already started to be affected by climate variability or not. Floating gardening is a very common practice in the Barisal and Gopalganj areas of Bangladesh to raise crop seedlings and grow vegetables in monsoon.. Read More

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Climate Change and Flow of Environmental Displacement in Bangladesh

This study depicts environmental displacement with the premise of increased frequency of natural disasters and the adverse impacts of climate change. Bangladesh is already experiencing recurrent floods, severe cyclones, water logging, salinity intrusions, droughts and river bank erosion which induce mass population displacement. There is no generally agreed definition and scientifically developed methodology to estimate.. Read More

The effect of temperature on mortality in rural Bangladesh—a population-based time-series study

Studies in urban cities have consistently shown evidence of increased mortality in association with hot and cold weather. However, few studies have examined temperature-mortality relationship in the rural areas of developing countries. In this study we therefore aimed to characterize the daily temperature-mortality relationships in rural Bangladesh. A generalized linear Poisson regression model was used.. Read More

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Assessing the livelihood of slum dwellers in Dhaka city

The present study was an attempt to determine the factors affecting the livelihood of the socioeconomic improvement of migrants and to analyze the causes of rural-urban migration in slum areas. Slum areas have no available formal education facilities and slum people were found to be engaged in rickshaw pulling, day labourer, petty business, small job.. Read More

Climate change and flow of environmental displacement in Bangladesh

This study depicts environmental displacement with the premise of increased frequency of natural disasters and the adverse impacts of climate change. Bangladesh is already experiencing recurrent floods, severe cyclones, water logging, salinity intrusions, droughts and river bank erosion which induce mass population displacement. There is no generally agreed definition and scientifically developed methodology to estimate.. Read More

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Reducing Risk through Environment in Recovery Operations

Increasing attention is being paid to the importance attached to environmental issues in recovery operations and the new challenges climate change will pose to communities already vulnerable to natural hazards. The purpose of this paper is to provide an introductory review of the current status of recovery operations in terms of integrating environment and long-term.. Read More

An Evaluation of Increasing Building Height in Respect of Thermal Climate in a High Density City in South Asia Using Numerical Modeling

In this paper, the influence of building height on the thermal climate in urban canyons is discussed. The investigation was carried out using a three-dimensional numerical model with high spatial and temporal resolution that simulated the microclimatic changes in urban environments. Model calculations were performed for a typical summer day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a city.. Read More