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Coastal Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh Vulnerability and Resilience

    540 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    540 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book addresses disaster and disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices, constraints and capacity in the context of coastal Bangladesh.

    Located in the lower riparian of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh has to face frequent disasters such as floods, cyclones, river erosion, salinity intrusion as well as drought. Drawing together a range of multidisciplinary perspectives, Coastal Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh explores the connection between climate change and DRR issues in this region. The editors reorganize disaster studies around social and physical changes that can reduce these risks and put at risk populations on a stronger footing by making risk reduction the focus. These include measures to improve disaster preparedness, to boost recovery by creating better disaster planning and programs, and physical and social initiatives to improve disaster resilience. Also, analyzing the gender perspective, the volume also utilizes the local knowledge framework to consider whether these populations have resilient knowledge that needs to be incorporated into initiatives based on advanced technology and perspectives.

    This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners in the field of disaster, DRR and governance, climate change, climate change adaptation (CCA) and the environment.




    Summary of the book   


    Glossary of terms   

    Illustrations (List of Maps, Figures and Tables)

    Chapter I: Introducing Coastal Region of Bangladesh

    Mahbuba Nasreen, Mohammed Moniruzzaman Khan, Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain

    Chapter II: Understanding Vulnerability and Risk of Coastal Bangladesh

    1 Effects on health of salinity due to environmental exposure: Experiences from Bangladesh

    Md. Sadequr Rahman, Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain, Joris van Loenhout, Pascaline Wallemacq, and Debarati Guha- Sapir


    2 Does salinity intrusion increase the rate of chronic illness: a case study from Dacope upazila of coastal region of Bangladesh

    Mohammad Abdul Quader, Md. Farhad Hasan, Md. Habibur Rahman, Md. Abdul Malak


    3 'Life on the move', impacts of riverbank erosion on people's life: a case study of an eroding village in Bangladesh

    Nahid Rezwana, Saadi Islam


    Chapter III: Disaster, Water Insecurity and Management

    1 Water insecurity and poverty: Changing livelihood in coastal Bangladesh

    Monishankar Sarkar, MahbubaNasreen


    2 Challenges of Safe Water Management in South-West Coastal Regions of Bangladesh

    Syed Ashik – E – Elahi, Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain


    3 Water management issues of coastal Bangladesh

    Syed Hafizur Rahman, Prabal Barua


    Chapter IV: Gender, Disaster and Social Inclusion

    1. Why is women’s leadership important for enhancing disaster resilience to natural perturbations? Important insights from coastal communities of Bangladesh

    Mohammed Moniruzzaman Khan, Abul Kalam Azad, Abu-Hena Mostofa Kamal, Dilara Zahid, Md. Abdul Malak,


    2 Gender culture in water security of coastal Bangladesh: A maxim or redress

    Sabrina Zaman, Mahbuba Nasreen, Fahreen Hossain


    3 Where lies the problem with elderly population beneath the non-response to evacuation order? A study on cyclone Bulbul in cyclone-affected islands of Bangladesh

    ZawadIbn Farid, Mahbuba Nasreen


    4 Empowering women to enhance social equity and disaster resilience in coastal Bangladesh through climate change adaptation knowledge and technologies

    Mahbuba Nasreen, Dwijen Mallick, Sharmind Neelormi


    Chapter V: Disaster Risk, Human Capital and Preparedness


    Mohammed Moniruzzaman Khan, Abu Hena Mostafa, Nurunnahar Mazumder


    2 Role of Human Capital on Disaster Preparedness in the South-western Coastal Bangladesh

    Mamunur Rahman, Md. Nasif Ahsan


    3 Nature-based Solutions in Coastal Disaster Management in Bangladesh

    Rezaur Rahman


    4 Blue revolution in coastal Bangladesh: a call for an inclusive policy and sustainable governance

    Choyon Kumar Saha, Md. Masud-All-Kamal


    Chapter VI: Behavioural Change and Community Participation

    1 Community priorities in disaster risk reduction interventions: a

    critical perspective from Bangladesh

    Tuhin Roy, Mahbuba Nasreen, Md Kamrul Hasan, M.M. Abdullah Al Mamun Sony


    2 Developing a behaviour change intervention using the Behaviour Change Wheel to increase community participation in the local level disaster management process in Bangladesh

    Sanjoy Kumar Chanda


    3 Demographic determinants of disaster preparedness behavior amongst the inhabitants of South-West Coastal Bangladesh

    Shahana Akter, Md. Mujibor Rahman


    Chapter VII: Disaster Risk Governance & Policy Implementation

    1 "Gaps on the Ground": Local-Level Policy Implementation for Disaster Risk Reduction in Coastal Bangladesh

    C. Emdad Haque, M. Salim Uddin


    2 Protective Effects of Existing Coastal Buffers

    Syed LabibUl Islam, G M Tarekul Islam


    3 Sustainable Livelihood and Urban Environment: learning from the disaster affected displaced population in Khulna city, Bangladesh

    Mosammat Rowshan Ara, MahbubaNasreen


    4 A conceptual approach for understanding the disaster-pandemic nexus

    Rupkatha Priodarshini, Bishawjit Mallick, Saleemul Huq


    5 Conclusions




    Mahbuba Nasreen is Professor and former Director at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain is Professor and founding Director at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Mohammed Moniruzzaman Khan is Associate Professor at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.