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Book Chapter
In Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Advances, Challenges and Potentials
Author:
Suman
Basnet
Rajib
Shaw
Dhrupad
Chaudhury

The Himalaya and Hindu Kush Region (HKH) is one of the world's most fragile ecosystems in terms of climate change and its impacts, such as, slow- and fast-onset disasters. Traditionally, nature and human beings have co-existed in this area with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems and practices being used in different ways, such as for...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Dai
Xiaoai
Penglan
Luo
Kai
Yang
Linxin
Dong
Qiang
Wang
Chao
Liu
Naiwen
Li
Heng
Lu
Lei
Ma
Zhengli
Yang
Yuanzhi
Yao

Research on the service values of urban ecosystems is a hot topic of ecological studies in the current era of rapid urbanization. To quantitatively estimate the ecosystem service value in Chengdu, China from the perspectives of natural ecology and social ecology, the technologies of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) are...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Progress in Disaster Science
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Abhijit
Mukherjee
Md. Nasif
Ahsan
Duc
Cong Hiep Nguyen
Hong Quan
Nguyen
Rajib
Shaw
Binaya Kumar
Mishra

Rapid global changes (population growth, urbanization and frequent extreme weather conditions) have cumulatively affected local water bodies and resulted in unfavorable hydrological, ecological, and environmental changes in the major river systems. Particularly, communities in isolated riverine islands are heavily affected due to their poor...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Geomorphology
Author:
Haireti
Alifu
Jean-Francois
Vuillaume
Yukiko
Hirabayashi

Debris cover on glacier surfaces hampers the accurate detection of debris-covered ice using traditional techniques based on image band ratios. Therefore, this study tests a new automatic classification scheme for hierarchical mapping of glacier surfaces based on machine learning classifiers including k-nearest neighbors (KNN), support vector...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Md. Mustafizur
Rahman
Ram
Avtar
Ali P.
Yunus
Jie
Dou
Prakhar
Misra
Wataru
Takeuchi
Netrananda
Sahu
Ali
Kharrazi
Shamik
Chakraborty
Tonni Agustiono
Kurniawan
Spatial urban growth and its impact on land surface temperature (LST) is a high priority environmental issue for urban policy. Although the impact of horizontal spatial growth of cities on LST is well studied, the impact of the vertical spatial distribution of buildings on LST is under-investigated. This is particularly true for cities in sub...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin

NON-ECONOMIC LOSS AND DAMAGE (NELD) could constitute a major proportion of the total loss and damage caused by any climate-related disasters. Despite this, most NELD has not been well measured and reported in most post-disaster reports and databases and has often not been given the attention it deserves in most disaster risk assessments and risk...

Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Author:
M.A. Baqui
Khalily
Akio
Onishi

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Bangladesh provide a variety of financial services to poor households that can help them cope with natural disasters (e.g. floods) and adapt to environmental changes (e.g. increasing soil salinity). However, due to the limited geographic range in which MFI branches can provide their services, households located...

Peer-reviewed Article
In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RESILIENCE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Author:

This paper aims to identify and prioritize key non-economic loss and damages (NELDs) caused by the 2009 Cyclone Aila in Khulna District of Bangladesh and to identify appropriate practices to address the NELDs. The analytic hierarchy process was applied to prioritize key criteria, NELD indicators and practices that should be integrated into disaster...

Working Paper
Author:
KABIR Mahfuz
Shuddhasattwa
RAFIQ
SALEMA S. M. Kalbin

Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to climate-induced disasters. Poor and vulnerable people
living in the country’s many disaster-prone areas are systematically excluded from access to
the formal banking systems. Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) provide the opportunity of
financial inclusion for these people. This paper reveals that MFIs provide...

Working Paper
Author:
KHAN Md. Tareq Ferdous
KHALILY, M.D. Baqui

This paper examined the role of access to microfinance as an ex-ante measure of income
smoothing on the coping strategies of poor households in north-western Bangladesh during the
phenomenon of seasonal food insecurity known as monga. The analysis suggests that the
nature and intensity of coping strategies adopted by households depends on their
ass...