Sowmya Suryanarayanan's Blog Posts Tagged 'Bangladesh' (4)

Sustainable Waste Management in Bangladesh

The rising urban population has been changing the nature of solid waste management in Bangladesh from mainly a localised issue to a more distinct and persistent social problem.  Despite the growing extent of this problem, the sector continues to remain one of the most disorganised areas of urban development in Bangladesh. An estimated 47000 tons of solid waste per day will be generated in urban areas by 2025, which is almost three and half times more than the current…


Added by Sowmya Suryanarayanan on March 10, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Innovations & Food Security in Bangladesh

Over the years, Bangladesh has addressed some of the challenges it faces in sustaining food security. With the area under cultivation being stagnant, introduction of high yielding varieties of rice boosted food production in the country. Along with this, efficient irrigation technologies tackled the problem of scarce freshwater resources. Bangladesh however, is likely to face extreme climatic variations in the future that will severely affect food production in the country. Innovations in…


Added by Sowmya Suryanarayanan on March 8, 2011 at 1:28am — No Comments

India, Bangladesh and Energy Security

In January 2010, India and Bangladesh agreed to cooperate in the energy sector to tackle the looming energy crisis. This development is significant as co-operation in the past has been constrained by political mistrust and public misconceptions. Cooperation in the energy sector is crucial for Bangladesh given that the demand for natural gas and electricity in the country has already outstripped the supply. Also, the proximity and dominant position of India in the region will…


Added by Sowmya Suryanarayanan on July 13, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Water Security in the Himalayan Region

The Himalayan River Basin in Bangladesh, China, India and Nepal are home to about 1.3 billion people - i.e. almost 20% of the world's population and almost 50% of the total population in all of these countries. In the next 20 years,

annual per capita water availability in the basin will decline by 13-35% in these countries causing severe conditions of water scarcity.

The report entitled - The Himalayan Challenge: Water Security in Emerging Asia, published by… Continue

Added by Sowmya Suryanarayanan on June 29, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

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