Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Are remittances a source of finance for private adaptation strategy? Evidence from a natural experiment in the Cyclon e Sidr hit regions of southern Bangladesh

We model household responses to storm protection actions in an endogenous risk framework and then test the predictions based on a recently concluded survey from southern Bangladesh hit by the category-5 Cyclone-Sidrin 2007. Households decide on the margin how to finance private adaptive expenditures and foreign remittances come into play a pivotal role in shaping.. Read More

Children’s perspective on adaptation to heat waves and heavy precipitation in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • 2018

Dhaka is one of the most vulnerable cities of the world to the adverse effects of climate change and variables. Children of Dhaka are the most vulnerable group of people to any crucial change in weather pattern or climate; i.e. heat wave and heavy precipitation. However, little research has been conducted with children on their.. Read More


Urban Dynamics: An undervalued issue for water logging disaster risk management in case of Dhaka city, Bangladesh

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  • 2018

An accelerated wave of urbanization and the rapid population growth are brutally transmuting the urban fabric of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. These rampant growth combined with climatic changes are triggering an increase in vulnerability of communities to hazardous events like flood, earthquake, fire hazards, water logging. In recent years water logging has become an increasingly prevailing.. Read More

Status of atmospheric particulate matter and black carbon concentration at Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria

Abstract Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) samples (both PM10 and PM2.5 ) were collected simultaneously from Midland Power Company Limited at Ashuganj, in Brahmanbaria to monitor the seasonal fluctuations of particulate matter and black carbon (BC) concentrations from air samples. Total eight samples were collected from January 2016 to December 2017 using two Air Metrics MiniVol.. Read More


Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and Health Adaptation in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh

Abstract Climate change may affect human health through multiple and interactive pathways that include safe water scarcity. However, impacts of climate change-induced water scarcity on health and well-being are complex. About 80% of illnesses in developing countries are attributed to unsafe drinking water and waterborne diseases. In Southwestern Bangladesh, lack of safe drinking water is.. Read More

Urban Heat Island and Mitigation Technologies in Asian and Australian Cities—Impact and Mitigation

Introduction Heat island is one of the more documented phenomena of climate change. It deals with increased urban temperatures compared to those of the surrounding rural or suburban areas [1]. Heat islands in low and mid-latitude areas increase the cooling load of buildings, thermal discomfort, pollution levels and heat-related illness. Studies have shown that urban.. Read More

bangladesh journal online

Reassessment of cyperaceous weed biodiversity at Bangladesh Agricultural University campus

Abstract A floristic survey has been carried out from January 2015 to January 2016 to investigate the species diversity of Cyperaceous weeds present at Bangladesh Agricultural University campus. A total of 48 species belonging to 11 genera has been collected and identified. Among these, the prominent genus was Fimbristylis (13 species) followed by Cyperus (12 species) and three genera viz. Actinoscirpus,.. Read More

Integrated water resources management (IWRM) impacts in south west coastal zone of Bangladesh and fact-finding on tidal river management (TRM)

ABSTRACT The south west coastal zone of Bangladesh has been affected by rampant water logging due to vulnerable climate, silted rivers and stumpy terrain; and introduction of IWRM and TRM at some places of the zone has substantially safeguarded the circumstance. This study aims to assess the benefits achieved due to implementation of IWRM in.. Read More

Scientific reasearch publishing

Analysis of large-scale flood inundation area using optimal topographic factors

Abstract Recent flood disasters caused by climate change and abnormal weather. As spatial pattern changes become more complicated, flood forecasting becomes increasingly difficult. It is necessary to prepare a flood risk map that includes information such as flood risk level and flood coverage as unstructured measures to prevent and respond to flood damage caused by such weather.. Read More

Exploring Public Opinion on the Climate Change Issues in Bangladesh

Abstract The aim of the study is to explore the public opinion, regarding the national to global concern on high vulnerabilities of Bangladesh to the climate change associated issues and impacts. The study was conducted based on primary data from questionnaire survey and a total of 800 respondents from four Upazilas of the north-eastern Bangladesh.. Read More

asian journal