Land Use Change in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh: Consequence to Food and Water Supply

The coastal area in Bangladesh constitutes about 32 % of the country. This one-third of the country’s land is recognized as a zone subject to intensive human use. Land use in the coastal Bangladesh is diverse, competitive, and conflicting. Over the last half-century, coastal land uses of Bangladesh have gone through major changes. Since the 1950s.. Read More

Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction into Land Use Planning: Experience of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is highly exposed to different kinds of natural hazards, including cyclone, flood, landslide, and drought. Due to its geographical location and historical evidence of seismic events, the country is considered to be highly vulnerable to earthquake, especially its fast-growing urban centers. Rapid urbanization without proper guidance has led to haphazard development of many urban.. Read More


Heavy metal accumulation during the last 30 years in the Karnaphuli River estuary, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Heavy metal contamination of aquatic environment has attracted global attention owing to its abundance, persistence, and environmental toxicity, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh. Five heavy metals, namely chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) were investigated in surface and core sediments of the Karnaphuli River (KR) estuary in Chittagong, Bangladesh,.. Read More

The role of microfinance in household livelihood adaptation in the 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


Effect of sea level rise induced permanent inundation on the livelihood of polder enclosed beel communities in Bangladesh: people’s perception

The south-west coastal region of Bangladesh is adversely affected by sea level rise (SLR). To investigate the impacts of SLR on polder-enclosed beel communities, the Beel Dakatia (second largest beel in Bangladesh) region under polder no. 25 is considered as the study area. In the region, six villages named Kalitala, Kalibari, Krishna Nagar, Tolna (south),.. Read More

Mapping Long-Term Changes in Mangrove Species Composition and Distribution in the Sundarbans

The Sundarbans mangrove forest is an important resource for the people of the Ganges Delta. It plays an important role in the local as well as global ecosystem by absorbing carbon dioxide and other pollutants from air and water, offering protection to millions of people in the Ganges Delta against cyclone and water surges, stabilizing.. Read More

British Journal of Environment and Climate Change

Measuring Climate Change Vulnerability and its Adaptive Capacity: Policies and Planning for Bangladesh

Aims: The paper aims to quantify the spatial vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate change throughout the various regions i.e. divisions of Bangladesh. Another aim was to formulate befitted policies and planning to reduce the climate change vulnerability for the rural poor. Study Design: A statistical methodology was implemented to quantify vulnerability and adaptive capacity.. Read More

Acacia Catechu Trees in Rice Fields: A Traditional Agroforestry System of Northern Bangladesh

Growing Acacia catechu trees on rice fields is one traditional crop-land Agroforestry system of Rajshahi region in Bangladesh. Farming system was explored with detailed information on farm operations and cropping calendar including system outputs. System dynamics was also evaluated. PRA exercises were conducted for a biophysical assessment. The information was collected on informant wise and.. Read More


Impact of Climate Change on Water with Reference to the Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna River Basin

This chapter emphasizes the impact of climate change on water regime in the Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna (GBM) river basin. Situation analysis of the GBM landscape gives an understanding about the potential prospects and emerging challenges of the region in the face of changing climate and environmental pollution that affects water regime and its quality. This chapter reveals.. Read More

Potential impacts of the Sunderban mangrove degradation on future coastal flooding in Bangladesh

The coastal areas of Bangladesh are recognized by the United Nations (UN) as the most vulnerable areas in the world to tropical cyclones and also the sixth most vulnerable country to floods around the world. Cyclone Sidr (2007) was one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in Bangladesh causing nearly 10,000 deaths and $1.7 billion.. Read More