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TitleThe Sundarbans: A Disaster-Prone Eco-Region [electronic resource] : Increasing Livelihood Security / edited by H.S. Sen
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript XX, 654 p. 173 illus., 127 illus. in color. online resource


This book explores the Sundarbans eco-region from a trans-boundary perspective, examining the cross-country interaction that helps planners to develop more efficient coastal zone planning for the delta. The dynamic ecosystem of the Sundarbans is considered the largest coastal delta in the world. It is located in the Bay of Bengal and spans across Bangladesh and West Bengal (India). Featuring chapters by experts from a range of fields, it addresses (i) risk factor analyses, and the geohydrological, climatic, natural, socio-economic, and anthropological factors related to the Sundarbans; (ii) strategies for sustainability in natural resource management in trans-boundary Sundarbans, cutting across political boundaries; (iii) improved agriculture, fisheries, and forestry practices and their impacts on the socio-economy for livelihood security; and (iv) a future road map for improvements. This book will be of value to those working in academia, as well as to experts and professionals in coastal zone planning and management.


Part I: Sundarbans - A Dynamic Ecosystem Meddling with Environment -- Chapter 1. Sundarbans - A Dynamic Ecosystem Meddling with Environment (H.S.Sen and Dipankar Ghorai) -- Chapter 2. Sundarbans a Dynamic Ecosystem: An Overview of Opportunities, Threats and Tasks (Shafi Noor Islam) -- Part II: Societal Transformation and Livelihood Options -- Chapter 3. Transformation of the Sundarbans Eco-region: Lessons from Past Approaches and Suggested Development Options (Anamitra Anurag Danda, and Mowdudur Rahman) -- Part III: Forestry, Mangroves and Biodiversity -- Chapter 4. Current Status of Mangrove Forests in the Trans-boundary Sundarbans (R. N. Mandal, Peter Saenger, Chandan Surabhi Das, and Abdul Aziz) -- Chapter 5. Dynamics of algae in Sundarbans and their implications as climate change proxies (Neera Sen Sarkar, and Sanoyaz Sekh) -- Part IV: Production and Productivity of Major Enterprises under Stressed Environment -- Chapter 6. Soil and Water Resources of Sundarbans (D.Burman, Manoranjan K. Mondal, Zahirul H.Khan, Asish K. Sutradhar, and Farhana A. Kamal) -- Chapter 7. Managing Land and Water Resources in Sundarbans Delta for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity in India (S.K. Ambast) -- Chapter 8. Advances in Agronomic and Related Management Options for Sundarbans (Sukanta K. Sarangi, and Mohammad Rafiqul Islam) -- Chapter 9. Aquaculture and Fisheries in the Sundarbans and Adjacent Areas in Bangladesh: Resources, Productivity, Challenges and Opportunities (Kazi Ahmed Kabir, S.B. Saha, and Michael Phillips) -- Chapter 10. Freshwater Aquaculture in Sundarbans India (Jitendra Kumar Sundaray, Partha Pratim Chakrbarti, Bikash Chandra Mohapatra, Arabinda Das, Ajmal Hussan, Arnab Ghosh, and Farhana Hoque) -- Chapter 11. Brackishwater Aquaculture: Opportunities and Challenges for Meeting Livelihood Demand in Indian Sundarbans (T.K. Ghoshal, Debasis De, G. Biswas, Prem Kumar, and K.K. Vijayan) -- Chapter 12. Risks and Profitability Challenges of Agriculture in Sundarbans India (Subhasis Mandal) -- Part V: Flood and Drainage Impacts, and Engineering Interventions for Integrated Water Management -- Chapter 13. Development of Sundarbans through Estuary Management for Augmenting Freshwater Supply, Improved Drainage and Reduced Bank Erosion (N. K. Tyagi, and H. S. Sen) -- Part VI: Risk Factor Analyses on Climate Change and its Impact on Livelihood, Biodiversity, Disaster Mitigation and Forecast -- Chapter 14. Global Climate Change and Human Interferences as Risk Factors, and their Impacts on Geomorphological Features as well as on Farming Practices in Sundarbans Eco-region (Uttam Kumar Mandal, B. Maji, Sourav Mullick, Dibyendu Bikas Nayak, K.K. Mahanta, and S. Raut) -- Chapter 15. Influence of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Ecosystems in the Bangladesh Sundarbans (Ainun Nishat) -- Chapter 16. Climate Change-induced Environmental Hazards and Aila Relief Measures Undertaken to Sundarbans in Bangladesh and India (Bimal Kanti Paul and Subarna Chatterjee) -- Chapter 17. Dynamics of the Sundarbans Forested Islands in the Context of Erosion-Accretion and Sea Level Rise (Anirban Mukhopadhyay, and Tuhin Ghosh) -- Chapter 18. Space Technology and its Application in Disaster Management – Case Studies on Ecological Disturbance and Landmass Changes in Sundarbans (Dibyendu Dutta, Tanumi Kumar, Libeesh Lukose, and Sourav Samanta) -- Part VII: Mainstreaming Engineering Interventions to Climate Change -- Chapter 19. Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Policies in the Sundarbans Region (M. Monirul Qader Mirza, Mir Ahsan A. Talpur, and Ainun Nishat) -- Part VIII: Regional Integration of Climate Change Policies for Disaster Risk Reduction -- Chapter 20. Integration of National Policies towards Addressing the Challenges of Impacts of Climate Change in the GBM Region (M. Monirul Qader Mirza, Uttam Kumar Mandal, Golam Rabbani, and Ainun Nishat) -- Part IX -- Chapter 21. Summary and Concluding Remarks (H.S.Sen)

Geology Environmental management Natural resources Endangered ecosystems Coastal Sciences. Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts. Natural Hazards. Environmental Management. Natural Resources. Ecosystems.


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