Communities protect rivers and strengthen climate resilience in Bangladesh

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bangladesh is one of the countries most seriously threatened by the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise and increasing flood risks. Community-based river basin management and climate change adaptation are inseparably linked inthis poor country. This report by Uttaran, a civil society group, describes the history and effectiveness of a unique traditional community practice of managing sediment that can adapt the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh to sea level rise.