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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Special sessions : The hydro-environment and livelihoods in coastal bangladesh
The hydro-environment and livelihoods in coastal bangladesh
Author : A.N. LÁZÁR(1), R. J. NICHOLLS(1), C. HUTTON(1), H. ADAMS(2), A. PAYO(1), M. SALEHIN(3), A. HAQUE(3), D. CLARKE(1), L. BRICHENO(4), J.A. FERNANDES(5), E. BARBOUR(6), A. ALLAN(7), D. BEGUM(8), S. SZABO(1
Delta environments are one of the most densely populated areas in the world, where human livelihoods and wellbeing are closely tied to the highly modified bio-physical environment (Milliman et al., 1989). This is especially true for the coastal zone of Bangladesh where more than a thousand people live in each square kilometre of land. While livelihoods, food security and poverty in Bangladesh are strongly dependent on natural resources, these are under threat from various factors including climate variability and change, upstream river flow modifications, unsustainable commercial fish catches in the Bay of Bengal, and engineering interventions such as polderisation (Roy, 2011). Scarcity of fresh water, saline water intrusion and natural disasters such as fluvial flooding, cyclones and storm surges negatively affect drinking water availability and crop irrigation potential, severely affecting land use and livelihood opportunities of the coastal population (Hossain et al., under review).
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Date Published : 30/09/2015
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