Coastal hazards and community-coping methods in Bangladesh

Gulsan Ara Parvin, Fumito Takahashi, Rajib Shaw

研究成果: Article査読

41 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Addressing one of the most vulnerable coastal communities in Bangladesh, this paper explores people's perception and vulnerabilities to coastal hazards. At the same time, it investigates the methods that communities apply to cope with different coastal hazards. Findings revealed that people perceived an increase in both the intensity of hazards and their vulnerabilities. In spite of having a number of socio-economic and locational factors enhancing their vulnerabilities, the community is creating their own ways to cope with these hazards. For different aspects of life like shelter, employment, water supply, and health, communities apply different coping methods that vary with the types of hazard. Efforts have also been made by governments and NGOs to manage coastal hazards. By highlighting both community-coping methods and efforts of development organizations, this paper attempts to devise an integrated approach for managing the coastal hazards that occur in Bangladesh.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)181-193
ページ数13
ジャーナルJournal of Coastal Conservation
12
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2008 11
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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