Context specific safe water supply technologies for vulnerable climatic and geomorphologic areas of Bangladesh
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The place of Pierre Bourdieu's theories in (popular) cultural studies
This article examines the relevance of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s theories to cultural studies. His key concepts such as cultural capital, habitus, field and symbolic violence are introduced and explained in relation to their prospects and limitations in the study of culture.
Developing a motivation-conscious second language teaching approach: a literature survey
Motivation is probably used as the most important factor when describing success and failure in second language (L2) learning. During the lengthy and often tedious process of mastering an L2, learners with sufficient motivation are expected to achieve success. One of the most important determinant factors of L2 learners’ motivation is teachers.
Examining learners’ and instructors’ perspectives on the use of blended wiki sessions to improve professionals’ writing skills
This paper focuses on the learners’ and instructors’ perspectives on wiki based virtual writing sessions while investigating the effectiveness and challenges of such blending in a demand-driven English language course for mid-level BRAC managers who are in need of improving their English writing skills.