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Sea-Level Rise and Species Conservation in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans Region

This paper develops a methodology for identifying high-priority species conservation areas in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans region, an UNESCO World Heritage site, considering both species vulnerability and the likelihood of inundation by future sea-level rise (SLR). Our species vulnerability analysis develops a composite spatial vulnerability indicator based on total species counts, endangered species counts, endemicity, and four.. Read More

Best-Fit Probability Distributions and Return Periods for Maximum Monthly Rainfall in Bangladesh.

The study of frequency analysis is important to find the most suitable model that could anticipate extreme events of certain natural phenomena e.g., rainfall, floods, etc. The goal of this study is to determine the best-fit probability distributions in the case of maximum monthly rainfall using 30 years of data (1984–2013) from 35 locations in.. Read More

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Energy governance in resource-poor settings: The case of Bangladesh

Governance constituents play a critical role in addressing energy security perspectives, especially for developing Asia. The Asian energy revolution is facing a set of complex challenges such as path-dependent energy systems, unreliable distribution of energy services, poor governance capacity, cross-border energy diplomacy, and climate change. This study aims to analyze energy governance of the electricity.. Read More

Turning the Tide?

When water management projects or interventions continued to fail to fulfil their expected long-term objectives in the south-western coastal delta in Bangladesh and, arguably, caused severe flooding (3-6 months a year) since the mid-1980s (Tutu, 2005; Kibria and Mahmud, 2010; Amir et al., 2013), management approaches had to be modified. The new direction emphasized high.. Read More

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Capacity Building Day 2017 -Proceedings

The first Capacity-Building Day, a side event at the 23rd Conference of Parties was held on November 16, 2017 at GIZ GmbH offices at Heinrich-von-Stephan-Straße 9, 53175 Bonn, Germany. The aim of the daylong event was to bring together practitioners, policymakers, researchers and students to bridge the gap between the need for capacities and those.. Read More

Governance matters: climate change, corruption, and livelihoods in Bangladesh

Governance matters climate change, corruption, and livelihoods in Bangladesh In world climate science, Bangladesh is considered a poster child of vulnerability.The primary stressors that affect the vulnerability of the Bangladeshi population include sea-level rise, biodiversity degradation, saltwater intrusion, desertification, social exclusion, un- stable political conditions, and weak governance systems. Governance is an important non- climatic stressor that.. Read More

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A Numerical Approach to Predict Water Levels in Ungauged Regions–Case Study of the Meghna River Estuary, Bangladesh.

Quantitative flood frequency investigation in a large estuary is somewhat challenging by numerical modelling, because the model optimization depends on the appropriate physical and hydrodynamic properties of the estuarine river. This study attempts to solve the bathymetry configurations of the Meghna River estuary and the assimilation of flow data, which exposed an important role in.. Read More

The Role of Universities in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The policy brief summarizes the significant benefits universities can gain from engaging with the sustainable development goals (SDGs), how the university can contribute to implementing the SDGs and step to help universities engage with the SDGs.

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A Streamflow and Water Level Forecasting Model for the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna Rivers with Requisite Simplicity.

A forecasting lead time of 5-10 days is desired to increase the flood response and preparedness for large river basins. Large uncertainty in observed and forecasted rainfall appears to be a key bottleneck in providing reliable flood forecasting. Significant efforts continue to be devoted to developing mechanistic hydrological models and statistical and satellite-driven methods to.. Read More

Ensemble projection of the sea level rise impact on storm surge and inundation at the coast of Bangladesh.

The hydrodynamic model Delft3D is used to study the impact of Sea Level Rise (SLR) on storm surge and inundation in the coastal region of Bangladesh. To study the present day inundation scenario, track of two known tropical cyclones (TC) were used: Aila (Category 1; 2009) and Sidr (Category 5; 2007). Model results were validated.. Read More

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