• Climatic Hazards and the Bay of Bengal Delta – Moazzem Hossain

    Climatic Hazards and the Bay of Bengal Delta – Moazzem Hossain2

    It is now widely recognized that the South Asia region in general and the coastal belt of the Bay of Bengal (southern parts of Bangladesh, West Bengal and Orissa) in particular, will suffer heavily in socio-economic terms from global warming. In recent years, the countries on the Bay of Bengal delta have been enjoying high

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  • Asian Business Growth and Climate Change

    Asian Business Growth and Climate Change0

    Asia Pacific region is home to some of the world's largest urban areas. Indeed, of the world's top 20 megacities-those with populations of 10 million or more-half are in Asia. (Urban agglomeration 2009, UNDESA). Of these, the fastest growing is Dhaka: between 2005 and 2010 its population increased over 16 per cent. (UNDESA 2010. World

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  • Save the Rivers to Save Yourselves

    Save the Rivers to Save Yourselves2

    Rivers in any country are vital for the transportation, agriculture, recreation and livelihood of the people. They provide the riparian lifeline for plants, birds, fish, and animals living in the area, and for those stopping along their migration paths.  Each of these elements is significant to the economy of the eco-systems through which a river

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  • Sharing Rivers for Peace, Security and  Development of South Asia

    Sharing Rivers for Peace, Security and Development of South Asia0

    [From “Facts and Documents” a publication of International Farakka Committee, New York on the sustainable management of Himalayan Rivers edited by Dr. Jasimuddin Ahmad and Mostafa Kamal Majumder] Continental South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan) is the most populated region in the world with about one sixth of the global population. The population is

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  • Rivers do not ‘Die’ but are Killed

    Rivers do not ‘Die’ but are Killed0

    [From “Facts and Documents” a publication of International Farakka Committee, New York on sustainable management of Himalayan Rivers edited by Dr. Jasimuddin Ahmad and Mostafa Kamal Majumder] River Conservation is not just a question of rescuing a river from pollution and contamination, but much more. There were some references to rivers dying, but in fact

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