Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation Over South Asia: Challenges and Ways Forward

Abstract South Asia is vulnerable to a variety of hydrometeorological hazards, which are often cross-boundary in nature. Climate change is expected to influence many of these hazards. Thus, climate-related risks over South Asia make disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) key policy goals. Recently there is an increasing consensus that DRR including.. Read More

The Sundarban Delta Complex

Abstract The Sundarban (89°02′ to 89°55′ E and 21°30′ to 22°30′ N) is situated on the prograding, vulnerable megadelta formed by the transboundary Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna (GBM) river network. Shared by southern Bangladesh and southern part of West Bengal state, India, this is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The.. Read More


Photo Essay: “Wave”

Abstract: As one of the major victims of anthropogenic climate change, Bangladesh is experiencing variable climatic conditions. Bangladesh is a small, yet overpopulated country in Southeast Asia with a largely agro-based economy. Climatic hazards like cyclone, flood, drought, soil salinity and river erosion are more frequent today. Due to prolonged droughts the temperature is increasing.. Read More

Perspectives of Hydropower in Sustainable Development Goals: Focused on Nepal and beyond Borders

Abstract Nepal, a Himalayan country is bordered in the north by China and in other three sides by India. Being a mountainous country, it is blessed with several perennial snow-fed rivers. The elevation difference of Himalayan rivers, flowing from above 4000 meters to below 200 meters favored several high head hydropower sites. Narrow gorges with.. Read More


Difficult travels: Delta plans don’t land in the Chao Phraya delta

Abstract Bangladesh, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand have large river deltas. The first three deltas have international commitments for so-called delta plans: large-scale national efforts to reshape deltas in light of future economic growth and climate change. Thailand’s Chao Phraya delta has no such commitments. Why is this the case? This article proposes that Thailand’s absence.. Read More

Modelling soil organic carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas mitigation potentials in Bangladesh agriculture

Abstract: Soil organic carbon (SOC) is important not only for improving soil quality but also for contributing to climate change mitigation in agriculture. However, net greenhouse gas (GHG) balances, including methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), need to be considered, as practices that increase SOC might increase GHG emissions. Sustainable use of soil resources needs.. Read More


Future Floods in Bangladesh under 1.5°C, 2°C, and 4°C Global Warming Scenarios

Abstract This is the first study to assess the possible changes in floods in the Bangladesh part of the densely populated Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna (GBM) delta at 1.5°C, 2°C, and 4°C global warming levels. This study was undertaken with the aim of joining the efforts of the global scientific community to assist in the preparation of the.. Read More

A short review and a preliminary regeneration study of a commercially important Bangladeshi potato variety: Diamant

Abstract: Potato is one of the most important solanaceous tuber crops occupying the fourth position worldwide among all the food crops. Despite not being native to our country, potato production is growing in last few decades. Potato is important to tackle nutritional security as it is a very good source of many essential vitamins, minerals.. Read More

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People’s perception on agricultural vulnerabilities to climate change and SLR in Bangladesh: adaptation strategies and explanatory variables

Abstract The objective of this research is to evaluate people’s perception on vulnerabilities of agriculture and to explore effective adaptation options with identifying the underlying demographic, socio-economic and other relevant variables that influence the adaptation strategies in the sea level rise (SLR) hazard induced coastal areas of Bangladesh. The study finds that climate change and.. Read More

Water, women and climate change : a review on Dhaka Metropolitan City, Bangladesh

Abstract Climate change is affecting the water cycle in many different ways such as by increasing flood risk, and duration and severity of droughts. Bangladesh is one of the worst affected countries by climate change. In Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh has- numerous water problems such as frequent flooding, water logging, intermittent and contaminated.. Read More