A national assessment of the implications of climate change for Bangladesh: a synthesis

This paper is a synthesis of the findings of an interdisciplinary, collaborative assessment of what is known, and needs to be known, about the possible effects of climate and sea-level change on Bangladesh. The assessment focused on six major questions: How might climate change? How might sea level change in the Bay of Bengal? What.. Read More

Risk factors for mortality in the Bangladesh cyclone of 1991

Cyclones continue to pose a dangerous threat to the coastal populations of Bangladesh, despite improvements in disaster control procedures. After 138,000 persons died in the April 1991 cyclone, we carried out a rapid epidemiological assessment to determine factors associated with cyclone-related mortality and to identify prevention strategies. A nonrandom survey of 45 housing clusters comprising.. Read More

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Visual interpretation of satellite imagery for monitoring floods in Bangladesh

This article presents the methods and results of visual interpretation of NOAA AVHRR imagery for mapping flood areas in Bangladesh. Color composites of channels 1 and 2 for 18 August 1987 and 10, 15, and 24 September 1988 were interpreted visually for delineating flood boundaries. On such imagery flood areas appear in dark tones and.. Read More

Social Capital as a Source of Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Developing Countries

The purpose of this paper is to explore adaptation to the impacts of global climate change, specifically focusing on adaptation in the agricultural sectors of developing countries. Case studies were conducted using two countries, India and Bangladesh that were considered representative of these developing countries. In our case study analysis, we placed special emphasis on.. Read More

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Disaster preparedness for sustainable development in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Natural disasters adversely affect the country’s economy and deter its development. Thus preparedness for the disasters, along with effective prevention and mitigation measures, is imperative for sustainable development of the country. The purpose of this paper is to examine the present state of disaster.. Read More

Low-cost aquifer storage and recovery: Implications for improving drinking water access for rural communities in coastal Bangladesh

Fresh water resources are scarce in rural communities in the southern deltaic plains of Bangladesh where both shallow and deep groundwater is frequently brackish, and fresh water ponds have been increasingly salinized by inundation during storm surges and brackish-water aquaculture. Low-cost aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) schemes were constructed at 13 villages in three coastal.. Read More


Effects of Climate and Sea-level Changes on the Natural Resources of Bangladesh

The 110 million people who live in the low-lying deltaic country of Bangladesh are highly dependent upon an agricultural system that is finely attuned to a tropical monsoon climate and associated water regime. Any significant change in the climate and water regimes of Bangladesh is likely to have profound effects on biological resources. This in.. Read More

Corporate environmental responsibility and accountability: What chance in vulnerable Bangladesh?

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Bangladesh has recently been enjoying significant economic growth mainly arising from an export led development strategy. However, in that process its natural environment has been degraded and become more vulnerable in geophysical terms (e.g. environmental pollution). Much of the Bangladeshi population are also vulnerable in socio-economic terms due primarily to widespread poverty. In this context.. Read More


Safe drinking water in Bangladesh: feasibility and sustainability of hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal in diverse settings

Determine the small-scale feasibility and applicability of SIR and linked with an arsenic adsorptive treatment at the surface. The aim is to identify the dominant process and operational parameters responsible for the robust and appropriate design, operation and implementation of SIR/HAR at community and household level.

Nexus between salinity and ecological sustainability of crop production of Southwest coastal region of Bangladesh : approach of Translog Production Function

Salinity has been increasing over period of time of southwest coastal region of Bangladesh and 0.223 million ha (26.7%) of total cultivated land is affected by various degree of salinity and badly hampered in the crop ecology. It is now threatened in food security. This study carried out through questionnaire survey in the salinity prone.. Read More