Extreme flows and water availability of the Brahmaputra River under 1.5 and 2 °C global warming scenarios

The recently reached Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015 includes a goal of pursuing efforts to limit the global warming at 1.5 °C. Following this, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has accepted an invitation by the UNFCCC to.. Read More

Remittance Income and Social Resilience among Migrant Households in Rural Bangladesh

This book examines how migrant remittances contribute to household social resilience in rural Bangladesh. Using a mixed methods approach, the authors show that remittances play a crucial role in enhancing the life chances and economic livelihoods of rural households, and that remittance income enables households to overcome immediate pressures, adapt to economic and environmental change,.. Read More

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Characterizing groundwater quality ranks for drinking purposes in Sylhet district, Bangladesh, using entropy method, spatial autocorrelation index, and geostatistics

Drinking water is susceptible to the poor quality of contaminated water affecting the health of humans. Thus, it is an essential study to investigate factors affecting groundwater quality and its suitability for drinking uses. In this paper, the entropy theory, multivariate statistics, spatial autocorrelation index, and geostatistics are applied to characterize groundwater quality and its.. Read More

Sustaining agricultural production in South Asia in the face of climate change: A panel data study

Global warming is a primary cause of climate change which affects agricultural production and food availability. Densely populated South Asia with high proportions of poor especially in rural areas is extremely vulnerable to climate change. In this context, the study discusses the climate change trends (as captured by precipitation and temperature over the period 1901.. Read More

Sustaining agricultural production in South Asia in the face of climate change: A panel data study

Global warming is a primary cause of climate change which affects agricultural production and food availability. Densely populated South Asia with high proportions of poor especially in rural areas is extremely vulnerable to climate change. In this context, the study discusses the climate change trends (as captured by precipitation and temperature over the period 1901.. Read More

Evaluation of water quality for sustainable agriculture in Bangladesh

Sustainable groundwater quality has become a major concern for the agro-based country like Bangladesh. Integrated approaches of various irrigation water quality indices and geostatistical modeling were applied to evaluate the suitability and for spatial mapping of groundwater quality of Faridpur District in central Bangladesh. The irrigation water quality index (IWQI) revealed that majority of the.. Read More

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Disruption, not displacement: Environmental variability and temporary migration in Bangladesh

Mass migration is one of the most concerning potential outcomes of global climate change. Recent research into environmentally induced migration suggests that relationship is much more complicated than originally posited by the ‘environmental refugee’ hypothesis. Climate change is likely to increase migration in some cases and reduce it in others, and these movements will more.. Read More

Integrated coastal resources management of Saint Martin’s Island, Bangladesh

This research deals with the coastal natural resources dynamics (of St. Martin’s, Bangladesh) and why/how such dynamics are determined by direct/indirect drivers (e.g., global climate change and growing human interventions) potential to dwindle the state of the well-being derived from coastal natural resources. Moreover, this study suggests a people-oriented integrated management framework, through involving all.. Read More

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Integrated coastal resources management of Saint Martin’s Island, Bangladesh

Coastal ecosystems support enormous natural resources which are major sources of livelihoods and income generation for a major part of the global population. With this growing dependency coupled with the continued destruction (from both global climate change and human interventions), coastal resources are facing unprecedented threats of deterioration thus limiting the valuable ecosystem services that.. Read More

Impacts of riverbank erosion hazards in the Brahmaputra floodplain areas of Mymensingh in Bangladesh

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The study was conducted to investigate the impacts of Brahmaputra riverbank erosion hazard on livelihood pattern of char people, agriculture and environment. Five villages of Mymensingh district near to the Brahmaputra River were selected. A semi-structured questionnaire, interview, secondary data sources, field observation and focus group discussion were utilized for this study. Result revealed that.. Read More