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Publications of the Moment

Recognizing March 22, 2011 as







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the BDRC provides
a list of recent developmental publications related to
water issues in Bangladesh
  • Abdullah, S.; Islam, M.; Islam, S.; Hossain, Iqbal; Samsuzzoha, M.; Hossain, M.; Latif, S.; Islam, F.
    (2010) Analysis of Arsenic Concentrations and Correlation in Water, Soil and Aurum by Neutron
    Activation Analysis Technique: A Case Study in Bagerhat, Bangladesh; Bulletin of Environmental
    Contamination and Toxicology, Vol. 85, No. 3 (September), pp. 301-306.
  • Ahmad, Jasim; Goni, Md. (2010) Heavy metal contamination in water, soil, and vegetables of the
    industrial areas in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 166,
    Numbers 1-4 (July), pp. 347-357.
  • Argos, Maria; Tara Kalra; Paul J Rathouz; Yu Chen; Brandon Pierce; Faruque Parvez; Tariqul
    Islam; Alauddin Ahmed; Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman; Rabiul Hasan; Golam Sarwar; Vesna
    Slavkovich; Alexander van Geen; Joseph Graziano; and Habibul Ahsan (2010) Arsenic exposure
    from drinking water, and all-cause and chronic-disease mortalities in Bangladesh (HEALS): a
    prospective cohort study; The Lancet, Vol. 376, No. 9737 (July), pp. 252-258.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2011) Strengthening Resilience of Urban Water, Drainage and
    Sanitation Sector to Climate Change in Coastal Towns (Bangladesh); Manila, The Philippines:
    Asian Development Bank (ADB), Project Information Document (PID), Technical Assistance:
    45519-01-2 [Proposed; February].
  • Bhuiyan, Mohammad A. H.; M. A. Islam; Samuel B. Dampare; Lutfar Parvez; and Shigeyuki
    Suzuki (2010) Evaluation of hazardous metal pollution in irrigation and drinking water systems in
    the vicinity of a coal mine area of northwestern Bangladesh; Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol..
    179, No. 1-3 (July), pp. 1065-1077.
  • Bundschuh, Jochen; Litter, Marta; Bhattacharya, Prosun (2010) Targeting arsenic-safe aquifers
    for drinking water supplies; Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Vol. 32, No. 4 (August), pp.
    307-315.
  • Cai, X. L. and B.R. Sharma (2010) Integrating remote sensing, census and weather data for an
    assessment of rice yield, water consumption and water productivity in the Indo-Gangetic river
    basin; Agricultural Water Management, Vol. 97, No. 2 (February), pp. 309-316.
  • Chakraborti, Dipankar; Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman; Bhaskar Das; Matthew Murrill; Sankar
    Dey; Subhas Chandra Mukherjee; Ratan Kumar Dhar; Bhajan Kumar Biswas; Uttam Kumar
    Chowdhury; Shibtosh Roy; Shahariar Sorif; Mohammad Selim; Mahmuder Rahman; Quazi
    Quamruzzaman (2010) Status of groundwater arsenic contamination in Bangladesh: A 14-year
    study report; Water Research, Vol. 44, No. 19 (November), pp. 5789-5802.
  • 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.
  • Figoli, Alberto; Alfredo Cassano; Alessandra Criscuoli; M. Salatul Islam Mozumder; M. Tamez
    Uddin; M. Akhtarul Islam; and Enrico Drioli (2010) Influence of operating parameters on the
    arsenic removal by nanofiltration; Water Research, Vol. 44, No. 1 (January), pp. 97-104.
  • Fontein, Maarten; James Webster; and Paul Trawick (2010) Multiple-use water supply systems:
    do the claims stack up? Evidence from Bangladesh; Waterlines, Vol. 29, No. 1 (January), pp. 52-
    72.
  • Garnier, J.-M.; F. Travassac; V. Lenoble; J. Rose; Y. Zheng; M.S. Hossain; S.H. Chowdhury; A.K.
    Biswas; K.M. Ahmed; Z. Cheng; and A. van Geen (2010) Temporal variations in arsenic uptake
    by rice plants in Bangladesh: The role of iron plaque in paddy fields irrigated with groundwater;
    Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 408, No. 19, (September), pp. 4185-4193.
  • Halim, Md. A.; Ratan K. Majumder; Syeda A. Nessa; Yoshinario Hiroshiro; K. Sasaki; B. B. Saha;
    A. Saepuloh; and Kemji Jinno (2010) Evaluation of processes controlling the geochemical
    constituents in deep groundwater in Bangladesh: Spatial variability on arsenic and boron
    enrichment; Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 180, No. 1-3 (August), pp. 50-62.
  • Halim, Md.; Ratan Majumder; Syeda Nessa; Oda, Keita; Hiroshiro, Yoshinario; Jinno, Kenji
    (2010) Arsenic in shallow aquifer in the eastern region of Bangladesh: insights from principal
    component analysis of groundwater compositions; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,
    Vol. 161, Numbers 1-4 (February), pp. 453-472.
  • Harisha, R. S.; K. M. Hosamani; R. S. Keri; S. K. Nataraj; and T. M. Aminabhavi (2010) Arsenic
    removal from drinking water using thin film composite nanofiltration membrane; Desalination, Vol.
    252, Nos. 1-3 (March), pp. 75-80.
  • Hossain, Golzar; Howladar, M.; Nessa, Lutfun; Ahmed, Syed; Quamruzzaman, Chowdhury (2010)
    Hydrochemistry and Classification of Groundwater Resources of Ishwardi Municipal Area, Pabna
    District, Bangladesh; Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 5 (September), pp.
    671-679.
  • Institute of Water Modelling (Bangladesh) and Alterra (Netherlands) (2010) Bangladesh:
    Strengthening the Resilience of the Water Sector in Khulna to Climate Change; Manila, The
    Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Technical Assistance Consultant’s Report, Project
    No. 42469-01 (August).
  • Islam, M.; Chou, F.; Kabir, M. (2011) Feasibility and acceptability study of rainwater use to the
    acute water shortage areas in Dhaka City, Bangladesh; Natural Hazards, Vol. 56, No. 1 (January),
    pp. 93-111.
  • Islam, Md.; Chou, F.; Kabir, M.; Liaw, C. (2010) Rainwater: A Potential Alternative Source for
    Scarce Safe Drinking and Arsenic Contaminated Water in Bangladesh; Water Resources
    Management, Vol. 24, No. 14 (November), pp. 3987-4008.
  • Karim, Md. Rezaul; Kazi Abdus Salam; Ekhtear Hossain; Khairul Islam; Nurshad Ali; Abedul
    Haque; Zahangir Alam Saud; Tanzima Yeasmin; Mostaque Hossain; Hideki Miyataka; Seiichiro
    Himeno; Khaled Hossain (2010) Interaction between chronic arsenic exposure via drinking water
    and plasma lactate dehydrogenase activity; Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 409, No. 2
    (15 December), pp. 278-283.
  • Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (2011) Resettlement Plan, Khulna Water Supply
    Project; Manila, The Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Draft for Consultation, Project
    No. 42171 (February).
  • Knappett, Peter S.K.; Layton, Alice; McKay, Larry D.; Williams, Daniel; Mailloux, Brian J.; Huq, M.
    R.; Alam, M.J.; Ahmed, Kazi Matin; Akita, Yasuyuki; Serre, Marc L.; Sayler, Gary S.; van Geen,
    Alexander (2011) Efficacy of Hollow-Fiber Ultrafiltration for Microbial Sampling in Groundwater;
    Ground Water, Vol. 49, No. 1 (January/February), pp. 53-65.
  • Leber, Jessica; Rahman, M. Moshiur; Ahmed, Kazi M.; Mailloux, Brian; van Geen, Alexander
    (2011) Contrasting Influence of Geology on E. coli and Arsenic in Aquifers of Bangladesh; Ground
    Water, Vol. 49, No. 1 (January/February), pp. 111-123.
  • Luby, Stephen P.; Kadir, Mohammad Abdul; Yushuf Sharker, M. A.; Yeasmin, Farzana; Unicomb,
    Leanne; Sirajul Islam, M. (2010) A community-randomised controlled trial promoting waterless
    hand sanitizer and handwashing with soap, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Tropical Medicine & International
    Health, Vol. 15, No. 12 (December), pp. 1508-1516.
  • Martin, Maria; Ferdousi, Rakiba; Hossain, K.; Barberis, Elisabetta (2010) Arsenic from
    Groundwater to Paddy Fields in Bangladesh: Solid-Liquid Partition, Sorption and Mobility; Water,
    Air, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 212, Nos. 1-4 (October), pp. 27-36.
  • Mojid, M. A.; G. C. L. Wyseure; S. K. Biswas; and A. B. M. Z. Hossain (2010) Farmers’
    perceptions and knowledge in using wastewater for irrigation at twelve peri-urban areas and two
    sugar mill areas in Bangladesh; Agricultural Water Management, Vol. 98, No. 1 (December), pp.
    79-86.
  • Morshed, Golam; Sobhan, Abdus (2010) The search for appropriate latrine solutions for flood-
    prone areas of Bangladesh; Waterlines, Vol. 29, No. 3 (July), pp. 236-245.
  • 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.
  • Reza, A. H. M. Selim; Jiin-Shuh Jean; Huai-Jen Yang; Ming-Kuo Lee; Brian Woodall; Chia-Chuan
    Liu; Jyh-Fu Lee; and Shang-De Luo (2010) Occurrence of arsenic in core sediments and
    groundwater in the Chapai-Nawabganj District, northwestern Bangladesh; Water Research, Vol.
    44, No. 6 (March), pp. 2021-2037.
  • Reza, A. H. M. Selim; Jiin-Shuh Jean; Ming-Kuo Lee; Chia-Chuan Liu; Jochen Bundschuh; Huai-
    Jen Yang; Jyh-Fu Lee; Yao-Chang Lee (2010) Implications of organic matter on arsenic
    mobilization into groundwater: Evidence from northwestern  (Chapai-Nawabganj), central  
    (Manikganj) and southeastern  (Chandpur) Bangladesh; Water Research, Vol. 44, No. 19
    (November), pp. 5556-5574.
  • Reza, A.H.M. Selim; Jiin-Shuh Jean; Ming-Kuo Lee; Huai-Jen Yang; and Chia-Chuan Liu (2010)
    Arsenic enrichment and mobilization in the Holocene alluvial aquifers of the Chapai-Nawabganj
    district, Bangladesh: A geochemical and statistical study; Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 25, No. 8
    (August), pp. 1280-1289.
  • Robinson, Clare; Alexandra E. V. Evans; and Rizwan Ahmed (2010) Improving management of
    urban wastewater use in agriculture, Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Waterlines, Vol. 29, No. 2 (April), pp.
    124-146.
  • Saha, Ganesh Chandra; Ali, M. Ashraf (2010) Arsenic concentrations in irrigation water, soil and
    selected vegetables in Bangladesh; International Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 2,
    No. 4 (30 September), pp. 383-400.
  • Sarkar, Sudipta; John E. Greenleaf; Anirban Gupta; Debabrata Ghosh; Lee M. Blaney; P.
    Bandyopadhyay; R.K. Biswas; Amal K. Dutta; and Arup K. SenGupta (2010) Evolution of
    Community-Based Arsenic Removal Systems in Remote Villages in West Bengal, India:
    Assessment of Decade-Long Operation; Water Research, Vol. 44, No. 19 (November), pp. 5813-
    522.
  • Shahid, Shamsuddin; Hazarika, Manzul (2010) Groundwater Drought in the Northwestern Districts
    of Bangladesh; Water Resources Management, Vol. 24, No. 10 (August), pp. 1989-2006.
  • Shimi, Annya Chanda; Gulsan Ara Parvin; Chaitee Biswas; and Rajib Shaw (2010) Impact and
    adaptation to flood: A focus on water supply, sanitation and health problems of rural community in
    Bangladesh; Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp.
    298-313.
  • Tan, Swee Ngin; Jean W. H. Yong; Yan Fei Ng (2010) Arsenic exposure from drinking water and
    mortality in Bangladesh; The Lancet, Vol. 376, No. 9753  (13-19 November), pp. 1641-1642.
  • Vahter, Marie; Nazmul Sohel; Kim Streatfield; Lars Åke Persson (2010) Arsenic exposure from
    drinking water and mortality in Bangladesh; The Lancet, Vol. 376, No. 9753 (13-19 November), p.
    1641.
  • van Halem, D.; S. Olivero; W.W.J.M. de Vet; J.Q.J.C. Verberk; G.L. Amy; J.C. van Dijk (2010)
    Subsurface iron and arsenic removal for shallow tube well drinking water supply in rural
    Bangladesh; Water Research, Vol. 44, No. 19 (November), pp. 5761-5769.
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Bangladesh Water Supply Program Project : P086661 -
    Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 15; Washington, DC, USA: World Bank,
    Implementation Status and Results Report, ISR2166 (December).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project;
    Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet, AC5236 (March).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project;
    Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Project Information Document, AB5574 (March).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project;
    Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Project Appraisal Document, No. 54697 (May).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project;
    Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet, No. AC5236 (March).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project :
    P103999 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01; Washington, DC, USA: World
    Bank, Implementation Status and Results Report, ISR2401 (December).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project :
    procurement plan; Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Procurement Plan, Document No. 55173
    (March).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project :
    resettlement policy framework; Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Resettlement Plan, RP937
    (February).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Dhaka Environment and Water Program Project : environment
    assessment (Vol. 1 of 3) : Limited environmental and social impact assessment and
    environmental and social management framework : main text; Washington, DC, USA: World
    Bank, Environmental Assessment, No. E2489 (May).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Dhaka Environment and Water Project (DEW); Washington,
    DC, USA: World Bank, Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet, No. AC5154 (July).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Dhaka Water Supply and Sanitation Project : P093988 -
    Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05; Washington, DC, USA: World Bank,
    Implementation Status and Results Report, ISR1216 (December).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Dhaka Water Supply and Sanitation Project : procurement plan;
    Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Procurement Plan, No. 58338 (September).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Water Management Improvement Project : P040712 -
    Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06; Washington, DC, USA: World Bank,
    Implementation Status and Results Report, ISR2170 (December).
  • World Bank (2011) Bangladesh - Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project; Washington, DC,
    USA: World Bank, Project Information Document, AB6312 (January).