Health consequences of climate change in Bangladesh: An overview of the evidence, knowledge gaps and challenges

Abstract Climate change affects almost all aspects of human life, including health. This is particularly true in densely populated and low lying deltas such as Bangladesh. However, the climate-health nexus is a relatively poorly explored domain of research, which is a cause for concern given the country’s intrinsic vulnerability to climatic impacts. The impact of.. Read More

Severe salinity contamination in drinking water and associated human health hazards increase migration risk in the southwestern coastal part of Bangladesh

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  • 2019

Abstract Bangladesh is a deltaic country and is highly vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise. This study explores population migration risk in relation to communal crisis due to socioeconomic vulnerability, drinking water scarcity, and health threats caused by salinity hazards. For this, we conducted a household questionnaire survey as well as, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and field observations. To identify the drinking.. Read More


Wetland resource governance in Bangladesh: An analysis of community-based co-management approach

Wetland resource governance is a critical issue in Bangladesh, where the rural communities depend on natural resources and cause over-exploitation of natural resources. Purposive exploitation of wetland resources in Bangladesh is a result of the top-down approach. In response to centralized resources management system, community-based co-management emerged mainly to ensure the sustainability of natural resources.. Read More

Determinants of microfinance facility for installing solar home system (SHS) in rural Bangladesh

Access to electricity in rural areas of the developing parts of the world is yet to reach a minimum satisfactory level. Bangladesh is no different, and hence widespread dissemination of solar home system (SHS) is a suitable vehicle to ensure greater access to electricity in remote rural areas of the country. A substantial portion of.. Read More


Sustainable urbanization in Southeast Asia and beyond: Challenges of population growth, land use change, and environmental health

As economic growth centres, the Southeast Asian cities feature high population pressure, unsustainable land use, environmental degradation, and large ecological footprints. It is difficult to manage environmental health and basic services for urban dwellers, and ensure optimum flow of ecosystem services in the context of rapid, unplanned, and haphazard urbanization. These challenges are particularly multifaceted.. Read More

Groundwater governance in Bangladesh: Established practices and recent trends

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  • 2019

Legal framework is very crucial to protect the vital resources, to provide rights to public and administration, to support national policy and to bring technological intervention to ensure equitable distribution, fair management, and effective decision making. In Bangladesh, groundwater is not directly priced (other than pumping costs), perhaps such issue is not surprising that users do.. Read More

Bangladesh I ClimateChange Impacts

Bangladesh I: Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries

Abstract The aim of this book is to provide information to scientists and local government to help them better understand the particularities of the local climate. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to society. It can lead to serious impacts on production, life and environment on a global scale. Higher temperatures and sea.. Read More

Appraising spatial variations of As, Fe, Mn and NO3 contaminations associated health risks of drinking water from Surma basin, Bangladesh

This study aims to appraise the spatial variations and pathways of groundwater contaminations and associated health risks in the Surma basin, Bangladesh using geostatistics, Fuzzy GIS technique and health risk modelbased on ninety groundwater samples. The results show that the mean concentrations of As, Fe, Mn and NO3 are below the Bangladesh water quality standard, whereas As, Fe and Mn.. Read More


Climate change, environmental stress and loss of livelihoods can push people towards illegal activities: a case study from coastal Bangladesh

This paper aims to understand how environmental stressors influence people’s livelihood options in the coastal belt of Bangladesh. We argue that environmental stressors such as cyclones, riverbank erosion, salinity intrusion, and floods have negative impacts on people’s lives by reducing their livelihood options. Twelve in-depth interviews (Livelihood Histories) and twelve Focus Group Discussions (FGD) based.. Read More

Structural Analogy in Development and Climate Aid: The Case of Bangladesh

Both mitigation and adaptation require substantial investment. Since most of the climate vulnerable countries are from the developing part of the world, aid in any form helps them take action towards addressing the impact of climate change. This study investigated the largest seven donors of Bangladesh to analyse the flow of official development assistance (ODA).. Read More