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Publications of the Moment

Recognizing June 5, 2014 as
World Environment Day




the BDRC provides
a list of recent publications
related to key environmental issues in Bangladesh
  • Abdullah, Abu S.; Sara C. Hitchman; Pete Driezen; Nigar Nargis; Anne C. K. Quah; and Geoffrey T. Fong (2011)
    Socioeconomic differences in exposure to tobacco smoke pollution (TSP) in Bangladeshi households with
    children: Findings from the international tobacco control (ITC) Bangladesh survey; International Journal of
    Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 842-860.
  • 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.
  • Afroz, Rafia; Keisuke Hanaki; and R. Tuddin (2011) Factors affecting waste generation: A study in a waste
    management program in Dhaka City, Bangladesh; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 179, No. 4
    (January), pp. 509-519.
  • Afroz, Rafia; Rabaah Tudin; Keisuke Hanaki; and Muhammad Mehedi Masud (2011) Selected socio-economic
    factors affecting the willingness to minimise solid waste in Dhaka city, Bangladesh; Journal of Environmental
    Planning and Management, Vol. 54, No. 6 (July), pp. 711-731.
  • Ahammad, R. (2011) Constraints of pro-poor climate change adaptation in Chittagong city; Environment and
    Urbanization, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 503-515.
  • 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.
  • Ahmed, Asib and Mohammad Abdul Quader (2011) Environmental Aspects of Solid Waste Management; ASA
    University Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (January-June).
  • Ahmed, F. R. Sadeque; Ian J. Alexander; Mwinyikione Mwinyihija; Ken Killham (2012). Effect of arsenic
    contaminated irrigation water on Lens culinaris L. and toxicity assessment using lux marked biosensor. Journal
    of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 24, No. 6 (June), pp. 1106-1116.
  • Ahmed, G.; Miah, M. A.; Anawar, H. M.; Chowdhury, D. A.; Ahmad, J. U. (2012). Influence of multi-industrial
    activities on trace metal contamination: an approach towards surface water body in the vicinity of Dhaka Export
    Processing Zone (DEPZ). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 184, No. 7, pp. 4181-4190.
  • Ahmed, Nesar; Sanzidur Rahman; and Stuart W. Bunting (2013). An ecosystem approach to analyse the livelihood of fishers of the
    Old Brahmaputra River in Mymensingh region, Bangladesh. Local Environment, Vol. 18, No. 1 (1 January), pp. 36-52.
  • Ahmed, Nesar and Max Troell (2010) Fishing for prawn larvae in Bangladesh - an important coastal livelihood
    causing negative effects on the environment; Ambio - a Journal of Human Environment, Vol. 39, No. 1
    (February), pp. 20-29.
  • Ahmed, Nesar; James F. Muir; and Stephen T. Garnett (2012) Bangladesh needs a ‘blue-green revolution’ to
    achieve a green economy; Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, Vol. 41, No. 2, 211-215.
  • Ahmed, Z. U.; Panaullah, G. M.; DeGloria, S. D.; Duxbury, J. M. (2011) Factors affecting paddy soil arsenic
    concentration in Bangladesh: Prediction and uncertainty of geostatistical risk mapping; Science of the Total
    Environment, Vol. 412–413 (15. December), pp. 324-335.
  • Ahsan, D. A. and T. A. del Valls (2011) Impact of arsenic contaminated irrigation water in food chain: An
    overview from Bangladesh; International Journal of Environmental Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 627-638.
  • Ahsan, R.; Karuppannan, S.; and J. Kellett (2011) Climate migration and urban planning system: A study of
    Bangladesh; Environmental Justice, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 163-170.
  • Akhtar, Nahid; Masahiro Yamaguchi; Hidetoshi Inada; Daiki Hoshino; Taisuke Kondo; and Takeshi Izuta (2010)
    Effects of ozone on growth, yield and leaf gas exchange rates of two Bangladeshi cultivars of wheat (Triticum
    aestivum L.); Environmental Pollution, Vol. 158, No. 5 (May), pp. 1763-1767.
  • Akhtar, Nahid; Masahiro Yamaguchi; Hidetoshi Inada; Daiki Hoshino; Taisuke Kondo; Motohiro Fukami; Ryo
    Funada; and Takeshi Izuta (2010) Effects of ozone on growth, yield and leaf gas exchange rates of four
    Bangladeshi cultivars of rice (Oryza sativa L.); Environmental Pollution, Vol. 158, No. 9 (September), pp. 2970-
    2976.
  • Akter, A. and M. H. Ali (2011) Arsenic contamination in groundwater and its proposed remedial measures;
    International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 433-443.
  • Akter, Nasima; Walter Leal Filho; and Miah Rahmat Ali (2010) An overview of approaches towards improving in-
    house Medical Waste Management in Bangladesh: a pilot research; International Journal of Environment and
    Waste Management, Vol. 6, No. 1-2 (July 6th), pp. 162-182.
  • Alam, Md. J. and Mokbul Morshed Ahmad (2011) Impacts of environmental laws on land development and
    developers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh; International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol.
    10, No. 2 (August), pp. 169-188.
  • Alam, R.; Munna, G.; Chowdhury, M. A. I.; Sarkar, M. S. K. A.; Ahmed, M.; Rahman, M. T.; Jesmin, F.; Toimoor,
    M. A. (2012) Feasibility study of rainwater harvesting system in Sylhet City; Environmental Monitoring and
    Assessment, Vol. 184, No. 1 (January), pp. 573-580.
  • Bala, B.; Hossain, M. (2010) Food security and ecological footprint of coastal zone of Bangladesh ; Environment,
    Development and Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 4 (August), pp. 531-545.
  • Bala, B.; Hossain, M. (2010) Modeling of food security and ecological footprint of coastal zone of Bangladesh;
    Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 4 (August), pp. 511-529.
  • Banks, Nicola; Manoj Roy; and David Hulme (2011) Neglecting the urban poor in Bangladesh: Research, policy
    and action in the context of climate change; Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 487-502.
  • Banu, Dilruba (2010) Slum Poverty in Bangladesh: Environmental Causes and Aggravation through Climate
    Change; Paper presented at the ADB conference on: The Environments of the Poor in the context of Climate
    Change and the Green Economy (New Delhi, India: 24-26 November) .
  • Begum, Bilkis A.; Swapan K. Biswas; and Philip K. Hopke (2011) Key issues in controlling air pollutants in Dhaka,
    Bangladesh; Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 45, No. 40 (December), pp. 7705-7713.
  • Begum, Bilkis A.; Swapan K. Biswas; and Philip K. Hopke (forthcoming) Key issues in controlling air pollutants in
    Dhaka, Bangladesh; Atmospheric Environment, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 October 2010.
  • Bennear, Lori; Alessandro Tarozzi; Alexander Pfaff; Soumya Balasubramanya; Kazi Matin Ahmed; Alexander van
    Geen (2013). Impact of a randomized controlled trial in arsenic risk communication on household water-source
    choices in Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 65, No. (March), pp. 225-
    240.
  • Bergkvist, C.; M. Kippler; J.D. Hamadani; M. Grandér; F. Tofail; M. Berglund; and M. Vahter (2010) Assessment
    of early-life lead exposure in rural Bangladesh; Environmental Research, Vol. 110, No. 7 (October), pp. 718-724.
  • Biswas, A.; Nath, B.; Bhattacharya, P.; Halder, D.; Kundu, A. K.; Mandal, U.; Mukherjee, A.; Chatterjee, D.; Jacks,
    G. (2012) Testing tubewell platform color as a rapid screening tool for arsenic and manganese in drinking water
    wells; Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 434-440.
  • Brennan, Ryan; McBean, Edward (2011) The role of orthophosphate and dissolved oxygen in the performance
    of arsenic-iron removal plants in Bangladesh; Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, Vol. 46, No.
    4 (March), pp. 426-435.
  • Cashmore, Matthew and Anna Axelsson (2013). The mediation of environmental assessment's influence: What
    role for power? Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 39 (February), pp. 5-12.
  • Cherry, N.; C. Mcdonald; and Z. Chowdhury (2012) Zinc in well water and infant mortality in Bangladesh: A
    report from gonoshasthaya kendra; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 9,
    No. 1, pp. 171-177.
  • Chowdhury, M.; Hossain, M.; Das, Nani; Barua, Prabal (2011) Environmental variables and fisheries diversity of
    the Naaf River Estuary, Bangladesh; Journal of Coastal Conservation, Vol. 15, No. 1 (March), pp. 163-180.
  • Das, Jahnnabi (2012) Environmental Journalism in Bangladesh; Journalism Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2 (April), pp.
    226-242.
  • Dubey, C. S.; Mishra, B. K.; Shukla, D. P.; Singh, R. P.; Tajbakhsh, M.; Sakhare, P. (2012) Anthropogenic
    arsenic menace in Delhi Yamuna Flood Plains; Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 131-139.
  • Gilligan, Jonathan M.; Brooke A. Ackerly; and Steven L. Goodbred, Jr. (2013). Building Resilience to
    Environmental Stress in Coastal Bangladesh: An Integrated Social, Environmental, and Engineering
    Perspective. Paper presented at the BDI/CSAS Conference on Bridging the Policy-Action Divide: Challenges
    and Prospects for Bangladesh, at the UC Berkeley, CA (February 22-24).
  • Gregory, Neville G.; Paritosh K. Biswas; and Shafique H. Chowdhury (2010) Recent concerns about the
    environment in Bangladesh; Outlook on Agriculture, Vol. 39, No. 2 (June), pp. 115-120.
  • Gunter, Bernhard G. and A. Atiq Rahman (2012) Bangladesh and the Copenhagen Accord: How Much Carbon
    Dioxide Might Bangladesh Emit in 2050?; Environmental Economics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 58-73.
  • Gurley, Emily S.; Henrik Salje; Nusrat Homaira; Pavani K. Ram; Rashidul Haque; William A. Petri Jr.; Joseph
    Bresee; William J. Moss; Stephen P. Luby; Patrick Breysse; Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner (2013). Seasonal
    concentrations and determinants of indoor particulate matter in a low-income community in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    Environmental Research, Vol. 121 (February), pp. 11-16.
  • Hossain, Shak and Khalid Azim (2013). Cleanliness is Next to Godliness: ECHO Initiative on Environment in
    Rural Bangladesh. Paper presented at the BDI/CSAS Conference on Bridging the Policy-Action Divide:
    Challenges and Prospects for Bangladesh, at the UC Berkeley, CA (February 22-24).
  • Indra, Doreen (2010) Not Just Dis-placed and Poor: How Environmentally Forced Migrants in Rural Bangladesh
    Recreate Space and Place under Trying Conditions; available at: http://www.livingwiththejamuna.com/not-just-
    displaced-and-poor.html  
  • Islam, M. Saidul (2010) Regimes on Environmental Regulations and Governance: Opportunities and Challenges
    for Shrimp Aquaculture in Bangladesh; Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 44-61.
  • Jung, Hun Bok; Benjamin C. Bostick; and Yan Zheng (2012) Field, experimental, and modeling study of arsenic
    partitioning across a redox transition in a Bangladesh aquifer; Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 46,
    No. 3, pp. 1388-1395.
  • 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.
  • Majumder, Aparajita; M. D. Bairagya; B. Basu; P. C. Gupta; S. Sarkar (2013). Retting of jute grown in arsenic
    contaminated area and consequent arsenic pollution in surface water bodies. Science of The Total
    Environment, Vol. 442 (1 January), pp. 247-254
  • Mamun, Abdullah-Al (2010) Understanding the Value of Local Ecological Knowledge and Practices for Habitat
    Restoration in Human-Altered Floodplain Systems: A Case from Bangladesh; Environmental Management, Vol.
    45, No. 5 (May), pp. 922-938.
  • 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.
  • Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C.; Parvin Sultana; and Paul M. Thompson (2013). The ‘last resort’? Population
    movement in response to climate-related hazards in Bangladesh. Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 27,
    Supplement 1 (March), pp. S44-S59.
  • Pokrant, Bob (2010) The global trade in shrimp and its social, economic and environmental impacts in
    Bangladesh, India and Thailand; In: Michael Gillan and Bob Pokrant (eds.) Trade, Labour and Transformation of
    Community in Asia (Basingstoke, UK and New York, NY, USA: Palgrave Macmillan), Chapter 4.
  • Rahman, Sanzidur (2013). Pesticide consumption and productivity and the potential of IPM in Bangladesh.
    Science of The Total Environment, Volumes 445-446 (15 February), pp. 48-56.
  • Rahman, Sanzidur (2010) Six decades of agricultural land use change in Bangladesh: Effects on crop diversity,
    productivity, food availability and the environment, 1948-2006; Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Vol.
    31, No. 2 (July), pp. 254-269.
  • Rana, Md. (2011) Urbanization and sustainability: challenges and strategies for sustainable urban development
    in Bangladesh; Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 13, No. 1 (February), pp. 237-256.
  • Rashid, Rumana; Mohd. Hamdan Bin Ahmed; and Md. Sayem Khan (2010) Green roof design strategy and
    materials in Bangladesh for environmental sustainability; Melbourne, Australia: World Business Institute,
    Proceedings of 4th Annual Asian Business Research Conference held at the BIAM Foundation in Dhaka (23-24
    December 2010) .
  • Rashid, Rumana; Mohd. Hamdan Bin Ahmed; and Md. Sayem Khan (2010) Natural Green Application
    Technology on Building in Dense Dhaka City Is Providing a Sustainable, Energy Saving, Comfortable and
    Healthy Environment; Melbourne, Australia: World Business Institute, Proceedings of 3rd Annual Asian Business
    Research Conference held at the BIAM Foundation in Dhaka (1-2 January 2010) .
  • Rasul, Golam (2014). Food, water, and energy security in South Asia: A nexus perspective from the Hindu Kush
    Himalayan region | Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 39, pp. 35-48.
  • Roy, Anjan Kumer Dev; Khorshed Alam; and Jeff Gow (2013). Community perceptions of state forest ownership
    and management: A case study of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental
    Management, Vol. 117 (15 March), pp. 141-149.
  • Ruane, Alex C.; David C. Major; Winston H. Yu; Mozaharul Alam; Sk. Ghulam Hussain; Abu Saleh Khan;
    Ahmadul Hassan; Bhuiya Md. Tamim Al Hossain; Richard Goldberg; Radley M. Horton; Cynthia Rosenzweig
    (2013). Multi-factor impact analysis of agricultural production in Bangladesh with climate change. Global
    Environmental Change, Vol. 23, No. 1 (February), pp. 338-350.
  • Saroar, M. Mustafa and Jayant K. Routray (2012) Impacts of climatic disasters in coastal Bangladesh: why does
    private adaptive capacity differ?; Regional Environmental Change, Vol. 12, No. 1 (March), pp. 169-190.
  • Sharker, M. Abu Yushuf; Mohammed Nasser; and M. A. Razzaque (2010) Examining Environmental Kuznets
    Curve for Carbon Dioxide Emission in Bangladesh: A Bootstrap Approach; Melbourne, Australia: World Business
    Institute, Proceedings of 3rd Annual Asian Business Research Conference held at the BIAM Foundation in
    Dhaka (1-2 January 2010) .
  • Sovacool, B. K.; D'Agostino, A. L.; Meenawat, H.; Rawlani, A. (2012) Expert views of climate change adaptation
    in least developed Asia; Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 97, No. 1, pp. 78-88.
  • 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) .
  • Van Genuchten, Case M.; Susan E. A. Addy; Jasquelin Pena, and Ashok J. Gadgil (2012) Removing arsenic
    from synthetic groundwater with iron electrocoagulation: An Fe and As K-edge EXAFS study; Environmental
    Science and Technology, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 986-994.
  • 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.