Rahman, M.


The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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Bangladesh, a low-lying alluvial country with 150 million population facing 710 km long coast to the Bay of Bengal is one of those countries which is responsible least but victim most of global warming or climate change. Different projection shows that a large coastal portion of this country will be severely affected due to sea level rise related impacts. One major such consequence is salt water intrusion in the coastal region which is already happening and thousands of people have been struggling to adapt with salinity in different walks of their lives such as drinking water, sanitation, livelihood etc. This paper deals with exclusively how do local populations of a coastal village of Bangladesh respond to salt water intrusion regarding drinking water where their indigenous techniques are discussed. The findings come out from a minor field work and to make sense my gathered data I have used the adaptation theories of Ecological Anthropology more specifically how people respond to the changing environment.

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