Pattern Recognition of Rainfall Using Wavelet Transform in Bangladesh

  • , et al.
  • 2018

The aim of the study is to explore the regional variation of changing patterns of rainfall in Bangladesh using wavelet transform. The study is completed using rainfall variation of the five regions of Bangladesh as Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar, Rajshahi, Bogra and Sylhet. The duration of the study period was 69 years for Dhaka, 64 years.. Read More

Assessing wetland services for improved development decision-making: a case study of mangroves in coastal Bangladesh

Mangroves provide valuable ecosystem services for the wellbeing of coastal communities. Assessment and valuation of these mangroves services are increasingly advocated in development and conservation decision-making. Translating the values of services into more explicit monetary terms requires understanding of stakeholder activities, socio-economic context and local organizational structure to effectively support decision-making. Based on a survey.. Read More


Adaptive delta management: a comparison between the Netherlands and Bangladesh Delta Program

In the Netherlands, the central government, water authorities, provinces and municipalities are working together on a new Delta Program on Flood Risk Management and Fresh Water Supply (DP). Its primary goal is to protect the Netherlands against floods and ensure the availability of fresh water, now and for future generations. The DP has developed a.. Read More

An Analysis of ERD’s Capacity in Accessing Green Climate Fund

With the adoption of Copenhagen Accord in 2009 at 15th COP to UNFCCC and decisions taken at the 16th COP to the UNFCCC in Cancun in 2010, the international community embarked on the development of a new funding framework, stating that a scaled up, new and additional, predictable and adequate funding is envisaged. Accordingly, at UNFCCC COP-17, in Durban, South Africa in December 2011,.. Read More

Pay 4 water

Water Quality and Willingness to Pay for Safe Drinking Water in Tala Upazila in a Coastal District of Bangladesh

  • Dey, et al.
  • 2018

This study, conducted in Tala Upazila (with > 0.3 million people) situated in a coastal district of Bangladesh, endeavors to identify the water quality situation and to assess people’s willingness to pay for safe drinking water; with a view to develop policies and programs to improve people’s access to safe and affordable drinking water in the coastal.. Read More

Turning the Tide?

When water management projects or interventions continued to fail to fulfil their expected long-term objectives in the south-western coastal delta in Bangladesh and, arguably, caused severe flooding (3-6 months a year) since the mid-1980s (Tutu, 2005; Kibria and Mahmud, 2010; Amir et al., 2013), management approaches had to be modified. The new direction emphasized high.. Read More


Capacity Building Day 2017 -Proceedings

The first Capacity-Building Day, a side event at the 23rd Conference of Parties was held on November 16, 2017 at GIZ GmbH offices at Heinrich-von-Stephan-Straße 9, 53175 Bonn, Germany. The aim of the daylong event was to bring together practitioners, policymakers, researchers and students to bridge the gap between the need for capacities and those.. Read More

Governance matters: climate change, corruption, and livelihoods in Bangladesh

Governance matters climate change, corruption, and livelihoods in Bangladesh In world climate science, Bangladesh is considered a poster child of vulnerability.The primary stressors that affect the vulnerability of the Bangladeshi population include sea-level rise, biodiversity degradation, saltwater intrusion, desertification, social exclusion, un- stable political conditions, and weak governance systems. Governance is an important non- climatic stressor that.. Read More


The Role of Universities in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The policy brief summarizes the significant benefits universities can gain from engaging with the sustainable development goals (SDGs), how the university can contribute to implementing the SDGs and step to help universities engage with the SDGs.


The paper primarily focuses urban material culture and its adverse impact on urban waste management and finally the environmental services. The study results show the increase of personal purchasing capacity, pleasure in aesthetes, upholding the social esteem push people towards material culture at a hyper level. It causes a serious risk of waste management and.. Read More