Working Papers

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1Livelihoods and Ecosystem Service Provision in the Southwest Coastal Zone of Bangladesh: An Analysis of Legal, Governance and Management IssuesAndrew A. Allan, Michelle Lim, K.M. Nabiul Islam, Hamidul HuqThis paper sets out the issues that stakeholders, through interviews, have indicated as demanding a response. These issues may be split into those that require physical or management interventions and those that may be addressed through what may be termed a 'governance' intervention2/9/2013download
2Wellbeing-ecosystem service links: Mechanisms and dynamics in the southwest coastal zone of BangladeshHelen Adams, W. Neil Adger, Hamidul Huq, Rezaur Rahman, Mashfiqus SalehinThis paper proposes four mechanisms by which wellbeing changes and poverty persist, even in circumstances where ecosystem services are plentiful and sustained over time. These mechanisms are: seasonal dynamics of ecosystem service availability; social relations such as reciprocity, debt and dependence; mobility of both people and resources; and rules of access. This study tests the relevance of these mechanisms in explaining wellbeing-ecosystem interactions and assesses their applicability in delta environments.2/9/2013download
3Recent trends of ecosystem services and human wellbeing in the Bangladesh deltaMd. Sarwar Hossain and John A. DearingThe report describes a preliminary assessment of the dynamical properties of the complex social-ecological system that defines the modern Bangladesh coastal zone. A range of historical data for ecosystem services and indicators of human wellbeing is used to describe the evolving trade-offs between ecosystem services and poverty and the evidence for past and future threshold changes.2/9/2013download
4A review of arsenic and its impacts in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta, BangladeshEdmunds, W., Ahmed, K. M., Hossain, M. A. R., Ahmed, M., Rahman, M. and Whitehead, P. GThis review provides a filter of the more important information available on the topic of arsenic in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. It focuses on the geological and geochemical controls of arsenic in groundwater, its occurrence and distribution, arsenic in the local environment relating to anthropogenic factors, identifying occurrences of safe drinking water (especially groundwater), as well as arsenic mitigation, socio-economic considerations and management. 26/2/2014download
5Integrating science, modelling and stakeholders through qualitative and quantitative scenariosAndrew Allan and Emily BarbourThis paper outlines the process of scenario development in the ESPA Deltas project, linking the concerns and priorities of relevant stakeholders with the integrated models.17/2/2015download