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Publications of the Moment

Recognizing June 5, 2010 as
World Environment Day




the BDRC provides
a list of recent publications
related to environmental issues in Bangladesh
  • Afroz, Rafia; Keisuke Hanaki; and Kiyo Hasegawa-Kurisu (2009) Willingness to pay for waste management
    improvement in Dhaka city, Bangladesh | Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 90, No. 1, pp. 492-
    503.
  • Ahuja, Satinder (ed.) (2009) Handbook of Water Purity and Quality (New York, USA: Elsevier); especially
    Chapter 5: Sampling and Analysis of Arsenic in Groundwater in West Bengal-India and Bangladesh.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2009) BAN: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development
    Program (Manila, The Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Summary Poverty Reduction and
    Social Strategy, Project No. 39305, April).
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2009) People’s Republic of Bangladesh: Supporting Implementation of
    the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (Manila, The Philippines: Asian Development
    Bank (ADB), Technical Assistance Report, Project No. 42478-01, February).
  • Banerjee, Lopamudra (2010) Creative destruction: Analysing flood and flood control in Bangladesh |
    Environmental Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Bangladesh's Flood Action Plan at twenty: Legacy of a
    megaproject), pp. 102-117.
  • Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS); and Department of Occupational and Environmental
    Health, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) (2009) Climate Change and Health
    Impacts in Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, and
    Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Environment (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate
    Change Adaptation Research (date on cover: December 2008)); available at: http://www.
    climatechangecell- bd.org/publications/ResearchDocs/CCHealth_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • BASTOB Initiative for Peoples' Self-Development in association with Centre for Global Change (CGC)
    (2009) Climate Change, Gender and Vulnerable Groups in Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB,
    Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of
    Environment (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change Adaptation Research (date on cover:
    December 2008)); available at: http://www.climatechangecell-bd.
    org/publications/ResearchDocs/CCGenderVG_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Begum, Bilkis A.; Samir K. Paul; M. Dildar Hossain; Swapan K. Biswas; and Philip K. Hopke (2009) “Indoor
    air pollution from particulate matter emissions in different households in rural areas of Bangladesh”,
    Building and Environment, Vol. 44, No. 5 (May), pp. 898-903.
  • Brammer, Hugh (2010) After the Bangladesh Flood Action Plan: Looking to the future | Environmental
    Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Bangladesh's Flood Action Plan at twenty: Legacy of a megaproject), pp. 118-130.
  • Brouwer, Roy and Sonia Akter (2010) Informing micro insurance contract design to mitigate climate
    change catastrophe risks using choice experiments | Environmental Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Bangladesh's
    Flood Action Plan at twenty: Legacy of a megaproject), pp. 74-88.
  • Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS) and A. H. M. Mustain Billah (2009) Environment Cost for
    Climate Change (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry of
    Environment and Forests, Department of Environment (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change
    Economic Modeling (date on cover: December 2008)); available at: http://www.climatechangecell-bd.
    org/publications/ResearchDocs/EnvCost_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Chowdhury, Manzoor Elahi and Sarwar Uddin Ahmed (2009) Poverty-environment nexus: an investigation
    of linkage using survey data | International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9,
    No. 1-2 (December), pp. 91-113.
  • Cook, Brian R. and Ben Wisner (2010) Water, risk and vulnerability in Bangladesh: Twenty years since the
    FAP | Environmental Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Bangladesh's Flood Action Plan at twenty: Legacy of a
    megaproject), pp. 3-7.
  • Cook, Brian R. and Stuart N. Lane (2010) Communities of knowledge: Science and flood management in
    Bangladesh | Environmental Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Bangladesh's Flood Action Plan at twenty: Legacy of a
    megaproject), pp. 8-25.
  • Dasgupta, Susmita; Benoit Laplante; Siobhan Murray; and David Wheeler (2009) “Sea-Level Rise and
    Storm Surges -- A Comparative Analysis of Impacts in Developing Countries”, Washington, DC, USA:
    World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, WPS4901 (April).
  • Dasgupta, Susmita; David Wheeler; Mainul Huq; and M. Khaliquzzaman (2009) “Improving indoor air
    quality for poor families: a controlled experiment in Bangladesh”, Indoor Air, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 22-32.
  • Dewan, Ashraf M. and Y. Yamaguchi (2009) “Using remote sensing and GIS to detect and monitor land
    use and land cover change in Dhaka Metropolitan of Bangladesh during 1960-2005”, Environmental
    Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 150, No. 1-4, pp. 237-249.
  • Ensor, Jon and Rachel Berger (2009) Understanding Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons from
    community-based approaches (Rugby, Warwickshire, UK: Practical Action Publishing).
  • Evans, Alexandra and Samyuktha Varma (2009) “Practicalities of participation in urban IWRM:
    Perspectives of wastewater management in two cities in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh”, Natural Resources
    Forum, Vol. 33, No. 1 (February), pp. 19-28.
  • Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (GoB), Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF),
    Climate Change Cell and Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) (2009)
    Adaptive Crop Agriculture Including Innovative -- Farming Practices in the Coastal Zone of Bangladesh (
    Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry of Environment and
    Forests, Department of Environment (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change Adaptation Research
    (date on cover: November 2008)); available at: http://www.climatechangecell-bd.
    org/publications/ResearchDocs/AdaptAgriCZ_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Gunter, Bernhard G. and A. Atiq Rahman (2009) “The Impact of Development and Growth on CO2
    Emissions: A Case Study for Bangladesh until 2050”, Paper presented at the 5th bi-annual conference of
    the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE), May 31-June 3, 2009; presentation available
    at: http://www.bangladeshstudies.org/climate.html.
  • Halim, M. A.; R. K. Majumder; S. A. Nessa; Y. Hiroshiro; M. J. Uddin; J. Shimada; and K. Jinno (2009)
    “Hydrogeochemistry and arsenic contamination of groundwater in the Ganges Delta Plain, Bangladesh”,
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 164, No. 2-3 (May), pp. 1335-1345.
  • Heck, Julia E.; Jeri W. Nieves; Yu Chen; Faruque Parvez; Paul W. Brandt-Rauf; Joseph H. Graziano; Vesna
    Slavkovich; Geoffrey R. Howe; and Habibul Ahsan (2009) “Dietary Intake of Methionine, Cysteine, and
    Protein and Urinary Arsenic Excretion in Bangladesh”, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 117, No. 1,
    pp. 99-104.
  • Herrmann, Michael and David Svarin (2009) Environmental pressures and rural-urban migration: The case
    of Bangladesh | Dhaka, Bangladesh: American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB), AIUB Business
    and Economics Working Paper Series, No. 2009-19.
  • Hoque, Mohammad A.; Aftab A. Khan; M. Shamsudduha; Muhammad S. Hossain; Tariqul Islam; and
    Shahid H. Chowdhury (2009) “Near surface lithology and spatial variation of arsenic in the shallow
    groundwater: southeastern Bangladesh”, Environmental Geology, Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 1687-1695.
  • Indra, Doreen (2010) Not Just Dis-placed and Poor: How Environmentally Forced Migrants in Rural
    Bangladesh Recreate Space and Place under Trying Conditions | http://www.livingwiththejamuna.com/not-
    just-displaced-and-poor.html [Previously published as: Indra, Doreen (2000) “Not Just Dis-placed and
    Poor: How Environmentally Forced Migrants in Rural Bangladesh Recreate Space and Place under Trying
    Conditions”, in Elzbieta M. Gozdziak and Dianna Shandy (eds.) Rethinking Refuge and Displacement.
    Selected papers of Refugees and Immigrants, Volume VIII (Washington: American Anthropological
    Association), pp. 163-191].
  • Islam, Md. Nazrul (2009) “Regional Climate Model for Rainfall Projection in Bangladesh”, Paper presented
    at the 2nd International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM), BUET, Dhaka (15-17
    March 2009).
  • Islam, Md. Nazrul; A. K. M. Saiful Islam; Md. Abdul Mannan; Md. Mizanur Rahman; and Meherun Nessa
    (2009) Generation of PRECIS scenarios for Bangladesh (Validation and Parameterization) (Dhaka,
    Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry of Environment and Forests,
    Department of Environment (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change Prediction Modeling (date on
    cover: November 2008)); available at: http://www.climatechangecell-bd.
    org/publications/ResearchDocs/PRECIS_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Islam, Md. Saidul S. (2009) “In Search of ‘White Gold’: Environmental and Agrarian Changes in Rural
    Bangladesh”, Society and Natural Resources, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 66-78.
  • Islam, Md. Sirajul; Shafiq Rheman; Md. Abu Yushuf Sharker; Shafayet Hossain; G. B. Nair; Stephen P.
    Luby; Charles P. Larson; and David A. Sack (2009) Climate change and its impact on transmission
    dynamics of cholera (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry
    of Environment and Forests, Department of Environment (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change
    Adaptation Research (date on cover: December 2008)); available at: http://www.climatechangecell-bd.
    org/publications/ResearchDocs/CholeraTrans_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Jabeen, Huraera (2009) Urban Poverty, Adaptation to Climate Change and the Built Environment |
    Presentation made at the 3rd International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate
    Change, Dhaka, Bangladesh (February 18-24).
  • Khan, Mizan R. and Md. Sirajul Islam (2009) Crop Insurance as a Risk Management Strategy in
    Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry of
    Environment and Forests, Department of Environment (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change
    Adaptation Research (date on cover: November 2008)); available at: http://www.climatechangecell-bd.
    org/publications/ResearchDocs/CropInsur_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Khan, Salim Muhammad Munjurul Hannan and Chowdhury Emdad Haque (2010) Wetland resource
    management in Bangladesh: Implications for marginalization and vulnerability of local harvesters |
    Environmental Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Bangladesh's Flood Action Plan at twenty: Legacy of a
    megaproject), pp. 54-73.
  • Khan, Zahirul Haque; Md. Sohel Masud; Tarun Kanti Magumdar; Md. Mobassarul Hasan; Shume Akhter;
    Upal Mahamud; Tanvir Ahmed; Lapi Banik; and M. F.Bari (2009) Impact Assessment of Climate Change
    and Sea Level Rise on Monsoon Flooding (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster
    Management, and Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Environment (DoE), Climate
    Change Cell, Climate Change Prediction Modeling (date on cover: November 2008)); available at: http:
    //www.climatechangecell-bd.org/publications/ResearchDocs/MonssonFlooding_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Leopold, Aaron and Leila Mead (2009) “Third International Workshop on Community-Based Adaptation to
    Climate Change”, The Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change Bulletin, Vol. 135, No. 2 (27
    February); available at: http://www.iisd.ca/ymb/sdcab/html/ymbvol135num2e.html.
  • Ludwig, Harvey F. and Anwarul Islam (2009) Environmental management of industrial wastes in developing
    countries: Bangladesh Case Study | International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 2, No. 1-2
    (September), pp. 76-86.
  • Miah, Md. Danesh; Harun Al Rashid; and Man Yong Shin (2009) “Wood fuel use in the traditional cooking
    stoves in the rural floodplain areas of Bangladesh: A socio-environmental perspective”, Biomass and
    Bioenergy, Vol. 33, No. 1 (January), pp. 70-78.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Embassy of Denmark in Dhaka (2009) Climate Change Adaptation
    & Disaster Risk Reduction Screening, Management Plan and Subsequent Project Proposals of Danida
    Supported Agricultural Sector and Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Programme Support (Phases II) for
    Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: Embassy of Denmark, Final Inception Report, January).
  • Mondal, M. Shahjahan and Mollah Md. Awlad Hossain (2009) Characterizing Long-term Changes of
    Bangladesh -- Climate in Context of Agriculture and Irrigation (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food
    and Disaster Management, and Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Environment (DoE),
    Climate Change Cell, Climate Change Research (date on cover: November 2008)); available at: http:
    //www. climatechangecell-bd.org/publications/ResearchDocs/LongtermChanges_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Mosler, Hans-Joachim; Olivia R. Blöchliger; and Jennifer Inauen (2010) Personal, social, and situational
    factors influencing the consumption of drinking water from arsenic-safe deep tubewells in Bangladesh |
    Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 91, No. 6 (June), pp. 1316-1323.
  • Norton, Dawn M.; Mahfuz Rahman; Andi L. Shane; Zahid Hossain; Roy M. Kulick; Mahbubul I. Bhuiyan; M.
    Abdul Wahed; Mohammad Yunus; M. Siraj Islam; Robert F. Breiman; Alden Henderson; Bruce H. Keswick;
    and Stephen P. Luby (2009) “Flocculant-disinfectant point-of-use water treatment for reducing arsenic
    exposure in rural Bangladesh”, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp.
    17-29.
  • Ohno, K.; Y. Matsuo; T. Kimura; T. Yanase; M. H. Rahman; Y. Magara; T. Matsushita; and Y. Matsui
    (2009) “Effect of rice-cooking water to the daily arsenic intake in Bangladesh: results of field surveys and
    rice-cooking experiments”, Water Science and Technology, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 195-202.
  • Paul, Bimal K.; Harun Rashid; M. Shahidul Islam; and Len M. Hunt (2010) Cyclone evacuation in
    Bangladesh: Tropical cyclones Gorky (1991) vs. Sidr (2007) | Environmental Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1
    (Bangladesh's Flood Action Plan at twenty: Legacy of a megaproject), pp. 89-101.
  • Rahman, M. Mokhlesur; M. Anisul Islam; and Elias Habib (2009) Adaptive Crop Agriculture Including
    Innovative Farming Practices in Haor Basin (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster
    Management, and Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Environment (DoE), Climate
    Change Cell, Climate Change Adaptation Research (date on cover: December 2008); available at: http:
    //www.climatechangecell-bd.org/publications/ResearchDocs/AdaptAgriHaor_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Rahman, Md. Rezaur; Nityananda Chakravorty; Ahmadul Hassan; Mollah Md. Awlad Hossain; and Nandan
    Mukherjee (2009) Economic Modeling of Climate Change Adaptation -- Needs for Physical Infrastructures
    in Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry of
    Environment and Forests, Department of Environment (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change
    Economic Modeling (date on cover: November 2008)); available at: http://www.climatechangecell-bd.
    org/publications/ResearchDocs/EcoModelling_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Salehin, Mashfiqus and Mohammad Asad Hussain (2009) Characterizing Country Settings: Development
    of a Base Document in the Backdrop of Climate Change Impacts (Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of
    Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Environment
    (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change Research (date on cover: November 2008)); available at:
    http://www.climatechangecell-bd.org/publications/ResearchDocs/Base%20Doc_Jan%2709.pdf.
  • Smith, B. D.; G. Braulik; S. Strindberg; R. Mansur; M. A. Diyan; and B. Ahmed (2009) “Habitat selection of
    freshwater-dependent cetaceans and the potential effects of declining freshwater flows and sea-level rise
    in waterways of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh”, Aquatic Conservation, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp.
    209-225.
  • Sultana, Farhana (2010) Living in hazardous waterscapes: Gendered vulnerabilities and experiences of
    floods and disasters | Environmental Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Bangladesh's Flood Action Plan at twenty:
    Legacy of a megaproject), pp. 43-53.
  • Sultana, Parvin and Paul Thompson (2010) Local institutions for floodplain management in Bangladesh
    and the influence of the Flood Action Plan | Environmental Hazards, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Bangladesh's Flood
    Action Plan at twenty: Legacy of a megaproject), pp. 26-42.
  • Sutton, Nora B.; Geert M. van der Kraan; Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht; Gerard Muyzer; Johannes Bruining;
    and Ruud J. Schotting (2009) “Characterization of geochemical constituents and bacterial populations
    associated with As mobilization in deep and shallow tube wells in Bangladesh”, Water Research, Vol. 43,
    No. 6 (April), pp. 1720-1730.
  • Tigno, Cezar (2009) Country Water Action: Bangladesh -- Breaking a Dirty Old Habit (Manila, The
    Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB)), website resource posted at: http://www.adb.
    org//Water/Actions/Ban/Breaking-Dirty-Habit.asp.
  • Tofail, Fahmida; Marie Vahter; Jena D. Hamadani; Barbro Nermell; Syed N. Huda; Mohammad Yunus;
    Mahfuzar Rahman; and Sally M. Grantham-McGregor (2009) “Effect of Arsenic Exposure during
    Pregnancy on Infant Development at 7 Months in Rural Matlab, Bangladesh”, Environmental Health
    Perspectives, Vol. 117, No. 2, pp. 288-293.
  • Tsuzuki, Y.; Thammarat Koottatep; and Md. Mafizur Rahman (2009) “Water Quality Profiles of the Tidal
    Rivers and Canal in Peri-urban Areas of Bangkok, Thailand, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, Focusing on the
    Water Quality Transition in Coastal Areas”, Journal (of the) Japan Society on Water Environment, Vol. 32,
    No. 1, pp. 47-52.
  • Uddin, Abu Mostafa Kamal; Bernhard G. Gunter; Shamim Ara Begum; Nasimul Haque; and Ralf Ernst
    (2010) Climate Change and Bangladesh - Annotated Bibliography | Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Department
    of Environment, Climate Change Cell; and Falls Church, VA, USA: Bangladesh Development Research
    Center (5th issue: January).
  • von Brömssen, Mattias; Sara Häller Larsson, Prosun Bhattacharya, M. Aziz Hasan, Kazi Matin Ahmed, M.
    Jakariya, Mohiuddin A. Sikder, Ondra Sracek, Annelie Bivén, Barbora Doušova, Claudio Patriarca, Roger
    Thunvik; and Gunnar Jacks (2009) “Geochemistry and mineralogy of shallow alluvial aquifers in
    Daudkandi upazila in the Meghna flood plain, Bangladesh”, Environmental Geology, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp.
    499-511.
  • World Bank (2009) Bangladesh - Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) Project | Washington,
    DC, USA: World Bank, Report No. 48655 (Project Information Document, May).
  • World Bank (2009) World Bank to Help Bangladesh Cut Urban Air Pollution (Washington, DC, USA: World
    Bank, Press Release No. 2009/343/SAR, May 12).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project : environmental and
    social management framework | Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Environmental Assessment, E2399
    (January).
  • Yamane, Yusuke; Taiichi Hayashi; Ashraf Mahmmood Dewan; and Fatima Akter (2010) Severe local
    convective storms in Bangladesh: Part II.: Environmental conditions | Atmospheric Research, Vol. 95, No. 4
    (March), pp. 407-418.