Evaluating the Inter-dependency among Different Adaptive Capacity Indicators of Cyclonic Hazard

Coastal area is a hub of diversified activities and functions that create or comes to the people as resources. At the same time, high population density makes them more vulnerable to climatic hazards. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to the climate change issues especially for cyclone hazards. The coastal people of Bangladesh.. Read More

An Ensemble Study of the Sea Level Rise Impact on Storm Surge and Inundation in the Coastal 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 with.. Read More

ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

Opening the policy space: the dynamics of nutrition policy making in Bangladesh

When Bangladesh gained independence in 1971 it was considered to be one of the most chronically food-deficient countries in the world. However over the last four decades the country has achieved significant success in this regard. As of 2010, the average per capita energy intake was estimated to be 2,318 kilocalories per day, which was.. Read More

Assessing irrigation water quality in Faridpur district of Bangladesh using several indices and statistical approaches

Several water quality indices, i.e., salinity hazard (SH), sodium percentage (Na%), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), permeability index (PI), magnesium hazard (MH), Kelly’s ratio (KR) and irrigation water quality (IWQ) indices are applied to assess the irrigation water quality using 60 groundwater samples collected from the study sites. This study reveals that groundwater samples are mainly.. Read More

Kyoto University

Non-economic loss and damage in the context of climate change: Comparative analysis of Wakayama (Japan) and Khulna (Bangladesh)

Loss and damages (L&Ds) caused by climate-related disasters, such as cyclones, droughts and sea level rise, is an urgent challenge in the context of climate change that the world is facing. There are several interpretations of the L&Ds. One of the related literatures interprets the L&Ds as ‘negative effects of climate variability and climate change.. Read More

Performance of rain-fed Aman rice yield in Bangladesh in the presence of climate change

This paper uses the framework of the Just–Pope production function to evaluate the impacts of climate change on yields of the rainfed Aman rice crop in Bangladesh. It analyses disaggregated district-level data on climate variables and Aman rice yield over a 48 year time horizon. The results reveal that changes in maximum temperatures have had.. Read More


Determinants of on-farm diversification in Bangladesh

On-farm diversification has the potential to reduce income variability, raise revenues, and increase food security in Bangladesh. This study identifies determinants of on-farm diversification using the Agricultural Household Model (AHM) as the theoretical framework. Survey data collected in Bangladesh over June-September 2014 were empirically examined. The Probit model was used to analyse the impact upon.. Read More

Effect of Salinity Intrusion on Food Crops, Livestock, and Fish Species at Kalapara Coastal Belt in Bangladesh

Salinity has caused significant negative effects on agricultural production. This research is focused on the vulnerabilities of soil and water salinities on crop, fish, and livestock production across the Kalapara coastal belt of Bangladesh. Several parameters were measured as indicators of salinity. The electrical conductivity of water was found to be significant with TDS, F.. Read More

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh: Its Multi-Dimensional Implications

A commentary titled “Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh:Its Multi-Dimensional Implications” authored by President BIPSS, Maj Gen ANM Muniruzzaman (Retd) has been published by Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. The RSIS Commentary analyses the implications of the current #Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh.  

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