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Bangladesh Geosciences and Resources Potential

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ISBN 9780367531805
December 29, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
592 Pages 211 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focusses on the potential natural resources of Bangladesh from Precambrian to Recent times, and their detailed geological background. Natural resources and their management are most important for the sustainable economic development of a country. Focusing on the geological setting of the Bengal Basin, the book introduces and comprehensively describes the depositional environments, status, and future prospect of the potential natural resources of Bangladesh. Individual chapters outline potential resources comprising of wide range of deposit types scattered across the country. Selective overview of natural resources including metallic minerals, coal, limestone, hydrocarbon, peat, placer deposits, surface, and groundwater, and so forth, is provided with relevant references. It gives synthesis of the issues in mineral, hydrocarbon, and water resource sectors, from resource-economic context.


  • Provides geo-scientific knowledge of the potential natural resources with relevant maps, figures and tables pertaining to Bangladesh region.
  • Explains resource-economic context, geomorphology and sustainable land-use, global climate-change, and its effects on both surface- and ground-water resources.
  • Discusses resource potential based on systematic geological stages.
  • Presents the resources of renewable (geo)energy and how to increase their use and effectiveness.
  • Reinforces basic geological processes and outcomes, understanding of resource geology and constraints on natural resource management.

This book aims at Researchers, Graduate Students, and Professionals in Civil, Water Resources Engineering, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Resource exploration and planning, and Hydrogeology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Bangladesh Geoscience and Resources Potential
Khalil R. Chowdhury, Md. Sakawat Hossain and Md. Sharif Hossain Khan

Chapter 2: Precambrian Basement Rock of Bangladesh and its Metallic Minerals
S. M. Mahbubul Ameen, Al-Tamini Tapu and Md. Sakawat Hossain

Chapter 3: Gondwana Deposits of the Bengal Basin (Bangladesh) and Coal Potential
Md. Nehal Uddin

Chapter 4: Limestone Deposits of Bangladesh and their Potential
Md. Nehal Uddin

Chapter 5: Petroleum System of Bangladesh and Hydrocarbon Reserves and Resources
A H M Shamsuddin

Chapter 6: Hydrocarbon Resource Potentials of Bangladesh
Badrul Imam

Chapter 7: Peat Resources in Bangladesh and Challenges for their Development
Md. Mushfiqur Rahman  and Md. Sharif Hossain Khan

Chapter 8: Placer Deposits of Bangladesh and their Potential Commercialisation
Eunuse Akon , Mohammad Zafrul Kabir and Mohammad Nazim Zaman

Chapter 9: Resource Potentials of the Marine areas of Bangladesh
Sirajur Rahman Khan

Chapter 10: Geomorphology of Bangladesh and Potential Land Use
A. K. M. Khorshed Alam and Md. Sharif Hossain Khan

Chapter 11: Groundwater Resources, Challenges and Governance in the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh
Anwar Zahid

Chapter 12: River-Borne Sediments of Bangladesh and their Economic Importance
Mohammad Nazim Zaman, Pradip Kumar Biswas, Md. Aminur Rahman, A.S.M. Mehedi Hasan and Eunuse Akon

Chapter 13: Surface Water System, Flood and Water Resources Management of Bangladesh
Saiful Alam, Sarwat Jahan and Fahmida Noor

Chapter 14: Global Climate Change and Its Effects on Water Resources of Bangladesh
Md. Khalequzzaman

Chapter 15: Renewable Energy and Its Prospects in Bangladesh
Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury and Shakila Aziz


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Professor Dr. Khalil R. Chowdhury did his graduation at the Department of Geology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dilom-Geologe and Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Cologne, Germany, and Post Doctorate from the University of Liege, Belgium. Dr. Chowdhury has experience in teaching and research in Geological Sciences at Jahangirnagar University and research at the University of Cologne and the University of Liege for more than 40 years. He was the founding chairman of the Department of Geological Sciences of Jahangirnagar University, and supervised and examined scores of Masters and Ph.D. theses. He served as the editor of the Bangladesh Geoscience Journal and Bangladesh Journal of Geology for about three decades. Dr. Chowdhury is specialised in palaeontology, stratigraphy, oceanography, petroleum geology and environmental geology.

Professor Dr. Md. Sakawat Hossain, faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences of Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, is specialised in structural geology and active tectonics, and has a keen interest in the field of geology. He did B.Sc. and M.S. in Geological Sciences from Jahangirnagar University, M.Sc. in Earth Physics from the Australian National University, and Dr. rer. nat. in Structural Geology from the Technical University Munich. Dr. Hossain was selected as a visiting scientist in 2019 and as a visiting professor in 2021 in the IGG-CAS (Beijing) with CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative. He is also serving as an editorial member of the Bangladesh Geoscience Journal since 2016.

Professor Dr. Md. Sharif Hossain Khan was graduation from the Department of Geology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and Ph.D. from the Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), India. Dr. Khan has been working as a faculty member at the Department of Geological Sciences, Jahangirnagar University for more than 28 years. Dr. Khan supervised and examined several Masters and Ph.D. theses, and has research interest in geomorphology, active tectonics, sedimentology and stratigraphy. Dr. Khan is serving as the editor of the Bangladesh Geoscience Journal since 2018.