Journal

Context specific safe water supply technologies for vulnerable climatic and geomorphologic areas of Bangladesh

Volume 11, 2
Author(s):
Zahid, Anwar ; Rashid, S.M.A. ; Miah, M.A. Salam ; Halder, Joseph ; Islam, M.T. ; Tazneen, Farhana

Abstract

The detection of arsenic in shallow groundwater threatens groundwater based water supply in Bangladesh. Seawater encroachment in coastal aquifers is another major problem for the availability of fresh water. On the other hand, surface water source is not suitable in many parts of the country.


Determining sources of groundwater salinity in the multi-layered aquifer system of the bengal delta, Bangladesh

Volume 11, 2
Author(s):
Zahid, Anwar ; Rahman, Aminur ; Hassan, M. Rashidul ; Ali, M. Hazrat

Abstract

The study area lies on the coastal belt of the Bengal Delta, southern Bangladesh. This study bas been condocted to deteonine salinity sources in the multi-layered aquifers of the Bengal Delta. Dissolved major ions including chloride (Cr) and brontide (Br) were measured in groundwater of the coastal areas of Bangladesh to assess the source(s) of salinity.


Automation, heat loss reduction and optimum positioning of solar hot water system with storage tank in Bangladesh

Volume 11, 2
Author(s):
Ferdous, Jannatul ; Swjo, Rafiur Rahman ; Hasan, Raied ; Azad, AKM

Abstract

Since time immemorial, the necessity for hot water has been indispensable regardless of the advent of modem technology. In the dawn of the 21st century, only the means to heat the water has changed - now we mostly use electricity and gas in place of woods and other natural fuel.


Housing for middle-income group of Dhaka: role of public and private sector

Volume 11, 2
Author(s):
Islam, lshrat ; Zahur, Moushumi

Abstract

Fast pace of urbanization and poor econoroy followed by inequitable distribution of resources bave created severe housing problems in Dhaka city, particularly for low and middle income population. With limited resource and capacity, the government bas contributed very little to address the housing problem, particularly for middle income group.


Climate change adaptation policies in Bangladesh: gap analysis through a gender lens

Volume 11, 2
Author(s):
Sharif, Ibrat ; Nasir, Naznin ; Khanum, Roufa ; Khan, A S Moniruzzaman

Abstract

Policy reform is a necessary approach to implementing appropriate responses to climate change. Despite the acceptance of the role of gender in determining vulnerabilities related climate change, low reorganization has been given to gender concerns in the climate change policy documents of Bangladesh.


Seasonal siitfting and its impact on crop production: local community perception of Satkhira district

Volume 11, 2
Author(s):
Nipa, Sharmin Nahar ; Mukherjee, Nandan ; Khan, Md. Reaz Uddin ; Akhter, Taslima ; Khanum, Roufa ; Khan, A S Moniruzzman ; Nishat, Ainun

Abstract

In Bangladesh, climate change apparently has started to affect the climatic parameters which cause seasonal shifting and the behavior of different seasoos. This kind of pheoomeoon is currently posing a serious threat to the agricultural crop production and food security of the coun1ry. Participatory Rural Appraisal method was applied to investigate the perception of the local commnnity of Satkhira district.


Assessing willingness to pay for safe drinking water in Tala union of Satkhiradistrict, Bangladesh

Volume 11, 2
Author(s):
Dey, Nepal C. ; Parvez, Mahmood ; Saba, Ratnajit ; Khan, AS Moniruzzaman ; Rahman, Md. Sajidur ; Khanam, Roufa ; Khan, Md. Reaz Uddin ; Barna, Milan K. ; Islam, Akramul

Abstract

The people of the coastal regioo of Bangladesh are facing severe difficulties in accessing safe drinking water mainly during the dry period. Tala upazila of Satkhira district is ooe of the most affected areas because of widespread arsenic contamination in shallow aquifer, salinity in ground and surface water, difficulties in extractiog saline free aquifer due to hard rocks/stooes and excessive iron.


Ambiguities and tensions in the role and use of English in Bangladesh

11, 01
Author(s):
Basu, Bijoy Lal

Abstract

Over the past few years, there has been a revival of interest in the English language in Bangladesh with the government putting a lot of emphasis on the teaching and learning of English. There have been a plethora of initiatives at the macro-level to strengthen English language education in urban as well as rural areas in the country which are to a certain extent complemented by micro-level initiatives at the family level.


Mother and transgendered son: a study of gender role conflict in Sherwood Anderson’s “mother”

11, 01
Author(s):
Hossain, Sanjeeda

Abstract

In a conventional society men are expected to be masculine. Unlike women, they must be resolute, authoritarian and truculent. In comparison to men, women are presumed to exhibit feminine gender traits like submissiveness, compassion and obedience. However, if a discrepancy is found between a man/woman’s gender expression and his/her biologically assigned sex, then it is called GRC or Gender Role Conflict.


The usefulness of the debate between focus on form and focus on forms

11, 01
Author(s):
Haque, Mohammad Mahmudul

Abstract

The literature review includes 13 articles and 2 chapters from 2 books titled Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching, and Learning, and Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching published in the last ten years focusing on the efficacy of Focus on form (FonF) or the communicative use of grammar in comparison with Focus on forms (FonFS) or the explicit use of grammar in language classrooms.


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