A regional groundwater-flow model for sustainable groundwater-resource management in the south Asian megacity of Dhaka, Bangladesh

The water resources that supply most of the megacities in the world are under increased pressure because of land transformation, population growth, rapid urbanization, and climate-change impacts. Dhaka, in Bangladesh, is one of the largest of 22 growing megacities in the world, and it depends on mainly groundwater for all kinds of water needs. The.. Read More

Nexus between non-renewable energy demand and economic growth in Bangladesh: Application of Maximum Entropy Bootstrap approach

The paper analyzes the causal relationship between energy demand and economic growth in Bangladesh using annual time series data from 1980 to 2011 from World Development Indicator (WDI), Database of the World Bank. Since the results of causal direction are sensitive to the models being employed, the paper uses Maximum Entropy Bootstrap (meboot) due to.. Read More


Incorporating institutions and collective action into a socio-hydrological model of flood resilience

  • Yu, et al.
  • 2017

Stylized socio-hydrological models have mainly used social memory aspects such as community awareness or sensitivity to connect hydrologic change and social response. However, social memory alone does not satisfactorily capture the details of how human behavior is translated into collective action for water resources governance. Nor is it the only social mechanism by which the.. Read More

Geospatial Analysis of Land Loss, Land Cover Change, and Landuse Patterns of Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh

This study utilizes geospatial tools of remote sensing, geographical information systems (GIS), and global positioning system (GPS) to examine the land loss, land cover (LC) change, landuse of Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh. Multi-spectral Scanner (MSS), Thematic Mapper (TM), and Landsat8 OLI imageries were used for land cover change. For assessing the landuse patterns of 2012, spatial.. Read More

IRMA International

Identifying opportunities to improve governance of aquatic agricultural systems through participatory action research

Challenges of governance often constitute critical obstacles to efforts to equitably improve livelihoods in social-ecological systems. Yet, just as often, these challenges go unspoken, or are viewed as fixed parts of the context, beyond the scope of influence of agricultural, development, or natural resource management initiatives. What does it take to get governance obstacles and.. Read More

Assessment of Spatio -Temporal Variations in Water Quality of Shailmari River, Khulna (Bangladesh) Using Multivariate Statistical Techniques

Surface water has become one of the most vulnerable resources on the earth due to deterioration of its quality from diverse sources of pollution. Under-standing of the spatiotemporal distribution of pollutants and identification of the sources in the river systems is a prerequisite for the protection and sus-tainable utilization of the water resources. Multivariate statistical.. Read More

Scientific reasearch publishing

The role of microfinance in household livelihood adaptation in Satkhira district, Southwest Bangladesh

There is increasing interest in the potential of microfinance to foster climate change adaptation. However, existing literature over-relies upon theoretical arguments rather than empirical evidence, and until now the emphasis has been on potential positive linkages. We address these weaknesses by empirically examining the role of microfinance in adaptation, drawing from household-level quantitative and qualitative.. Read More

Land cover change detection using GIS and remote sensing techniques: A spatio-temporal study on Tanguar Haor, Sunamganj, Bangladesh

Tanguar Haor is one of the two listed Ramsar Site of this country which contains a rich amount of biodiversity as well as a highly productive ecosystem. But the valuable landscape undergoes a radical change in its form over the decades. This study uses past and recent satellite data to evaluate the typical landscape change.. Read More

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Drought Hazard Evaluation in Boro Paddy Cultivated Areas of Western Bangladesh at Current and Future Climate Change Conditions

Drought hazard is one of the main hindrances for sustaining food security in Bangladesh, and climate change may exacerbate it in the next several decades. This study aims to evaluate drought hazard at current and future climate change conditions in the Boro paddy cultivated areas of western Bangladesh using simulated climate data from the outputs.. Read More

Challenges of climate change impacts on urban water quality management and planning in coastal towns of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh coastal zone is the lowest lying zone in the world where 36 million people are living within 1 metre elevation from high tide level. The coastal ecosystem is supporting more than 15% of the total population of the country, is under varying degrees of environmental threats due to anthropogenic and climate change impacts… Read More