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  • Mosquito menace up in Faridpur town

    The residents of Faridpur town have been facing mosquito menace for a couple of weeks as the municipality failed to take up any steps in this regard.

  • WASA to complete 7km sewers in Uttara by June

    The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority will complete seven kilometres of drainage lines in Uttara residential area by June this year to protect the area from water logging during monsoons.

  • Tornado lashes 15 villages

    injured and 600 houses damaged as a tornado lashed 15 villages of three unions of Juri upazila in Moulvibazar Thursday afternoon.

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies

    The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) is an independent, non-profit, non-government, policy, research, and implementation institute working on sustainable development (SD) at local, national,

  • Bangladesh

    Policy Support Unit (PSU)

    PSU is a policy support unit (PSU) of the Policy Implementation and Arsenic Section (WS-3) of the Water Supply Wing of the Local Government Division advising LGD on sector development and specifically

  • Bangladesh

    WaterAid in Bangladesh

    WaterAid has been working in Bangladesh since 1986 and has a total of 21 partners covering 19 rural districts, three City Corporations and one Municipality in urban areas. WaterAid's strategy is to work

  • Air Quality & Mobility

    Air Quality & Mobility

    Bangladesh is among the least developed agrarian nations in the region, although since its creation in 1971 there has been some growth in its industrial sector. Air pollution and congestion has emerged as a leading concern, especially in major urban areas like Dhaka, with its large fleet of diesel-powerd vehicles. The problem is exacerbated by unplanned industrial expansion and poor transport infrastructure.

  • Fisheries: Shrimp Cultivation

    Fisheries: Shrimp Cultivation

    Fisheries - Shrimp Cultivation

    Fisheries

    Shrimp cultivation began in Bangladesh in the mid-1970s when exports totaled 4.7 million dollars a year.

    Until the global economic crisis, it was a 534-million-dollar-a-year business, with 42,000 tons of exports, mainly to the United States and Europe. After the garment industry, shrimp production ranks second in Bangladesh in terms of the sector’s ability to earn foreign exchange. Not only does this crop earn valuable foreign exchange, but the sector also employs significant numbers of rural workers and provides a livelihood for households throughout much of Bangladesh. A study by USAID estimates that as many as 1.2 million people may be directly involved in shrimp production with an additional 4.8 million household members supported by the industry.

  • Rainwater Harvesting- Bangladesh

    Rainwater Harvesting- Bangladesh

    Rain Water Harvesting

    Rain Water Harvesting-Bangladesh

    Rainwater harvesting is one of the feasible options of fresh water sources in the coastal areas of Bangladesh and recently a lot of initiatives and programme were undertaken to promote and install rainwater harvesting systems both in the coastal and arsenic affected areas in Bangladesh. Moreover, every year the country is also blessed with ample rain. The average annual rainfall in Bangladesh is about 2200 mm, seventy-five percent of it occurs between May and September.

  • Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater Treatment

    Increasing urbanisation and water usage has resulted in a proliferation of waterborne sanitation in Bangladesh. The majority of infrastructure projects focus on the provision of sanitation, but management of residual wastes is generally not given sufficient consideration.

    For instance, according to Joint Monitoring Programme by WHO and UNICEF in 2006, 51% of urban areas had improved sanitation facilities and only 7% urban areas had sewerage connection. In addition, only 32% of the rural population was using improved sanitation in 2006. As a result, many urban dwellers remain unserved with basic sanitation and the vast majority of wastewater and septage is discharged without any form of treatment into rivers and water bodies, seriously polluting water resources and causing a diversity of economic impacts.

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