Deconstructing resilience: why gender and power matter in responding to climate stress in Bangladesh

Resilience is increasingly becoming the new buzz word. This paper examines the utility of the concept of resilience for understanding the gendered experiences of women to climate stress, through case study research in South-west Bangladesh. It provides evidence that resilience, as commonly understood, is inadequate for understanding the intersecting vulnerabilities that women face because of.. Read More

Adapting to climate change by water management organisations: enablers and barriers

Climate change will be particularly experienced though the medium of water. Water organisations, that are managing societal and ecological needs for water, are therefore likely to experience the impact the most. This study reviews the current literature regarding adaptation to climate change by water management organisations and associated barriers. Literature on adaptive capacity is growing.. Read More


Implementation of Water Safety Plan Considering Climatic Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh: A Study on Patuakhali Pourashava Water Supply System

Disaster extreme events and its variability have been posing a substantial threat to the water supply system considering the physical, chemical and biological hazards. The aim of this research is to find out the major disaster risks which have subsequent impacts on water supply system. To attain the research objectives both qualitative and quantitative data.. Read More

Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh

  • Ali, et al.
  • 2018

Extreme Weather Events continue to cause shocking losses of life and long-term damage at scales, depths and complexities that elude robust and accountable calculation, expression and reparation. Cyclones and storm surges can wipe out entire towns, and overwhelm vulnerable built and lived environments. It was storm surges that was integral to the destructive power of.. Read More


The Barriers to Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience in Higher Education Institutions in Asia

This paper reports the findings of a research study investigating the barriers to Research and Innovation (R&I) in Disaster Resilience (DR) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Asia. The scope of the study is limited to three Asian countries, i.e. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Thailand, due to their role in the international collaboration entitled ASCENT.. Read More

Community Perception on Adverse Effects of Natural Hazards on Livelihood and Enhancing Livelihood Resiliency: A Case Study at Patharghata Upazila, Barguna

Due to the geographical location, coastal regions of Bangladesh suffer from frequent natural hazards as a consequence of rapid change in climate. Patharghata Upazila under Barguna District is one of the most vulnerable coastal area in Bangladesh. Living with natural hazards is an everyday issue for the people of Patharghata because changing season brings different.. Read More


Process inclusive Infrastructure: Notions towards Cyclone Resilience in Bangladesh

While developing a housing project the concept of resilience needs to be reflected in the whole process rather than the resulting product; because both the extent of loss or damage and recovery from a disaster depend on victim’s building practices, preparedness, effective response and most importantly acknowledgement of the risks. The design process, therefore, should.. Read More

Building Community Resilience in the Re-settlement of Displaced Communities

In natural disaster and man-made conflict scenarios, livelihoods, assets, community networks and relationships get destroyed and in many areas, lives and communities are devastated. Re-settling these communities and providing them the essential support to adapt to the new or changed environments has been a major challenge for governments. Taking into consideration case studies from two.. Read More


Identifying High Priority Clean Energy Investment Opportunities for Bangladesh

Bangladesh has committed to provide electricity for all by 2021, to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 5% from power and other sectors by 2030, and to develop 100% domestic renewable energy as rapidly as possible. This study is the first of its kind to examine potential areas for solar and wind energy projects in.. Read More

A multi-criteria analysis of coal-based power generation in Bangladesh

Socio-technical transformations towards low-carbon energy systems are on the way in developed countries. Conversely, developing countries tend to be locked in fossil fuels and foster coal-based energy structures, emphasizing reliable and cost-effective energy provision and sidelining environmental concerns. In this study, we identified and analysed the predominant factors related to coal-based power generation in Bangladesh… Read More