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Category archives for: Water & Wetland

Unplanned industrialisation killing the Sutang river

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Dhaka, 13 April, 2021: The rivers of Bangladesh are so crucial to its existence that they have been recognised as "living entities" or "legal persons" with their own set of rights by the High Court, and the National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) has been appointed as the legal guardian of all rivers in the country. […]

World Water Day on Monday

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Dhaka, 22 March, 2021: World Water Day is held annually on March 22 World Water Day is set to be observed in the country on Monday, under the theme “water and climate change.” President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the day, reports BSS. The president in […]

Nature-based solutions for our towns and cities

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Dhaka, 22 March, 2021: When we talk about nature-based solutions (NbS)—that is protecting, managing, restoring or creating ecosystems for the benefit of the people and biodiversity—we almost always think of wilderness or rural areas. We think of famous forests like the Sundarbans, large wetlands like Hakaluki Haor or Chalan Beel, or impressive plantations of the […]

Bhadra and Hori rivers are on their deathbeds

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Dhaka, 3 March, 2021: The picture on The Daily Star's front page yesterday said it all. The Bhadra, a once, free-flowing river, mercilessly cut up and occupied to make way for brick kilns turning it into a narrow canal that may also be gobbled up by greed. This systematic murder—the High Court has declared rivers as […]

Study finds carcinogenic chemicals in Dhaka’s water supply

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Dhaka, 25 January, 2021: The study was carried out by the Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) A recent study of Dhaka’s water supply has found the presence of a number of toxic chemicals, including carcinogenic compounds, posing risks to public health in the capital. According to the PFAS Bangladesh Situation Report 2020, traces of […]

Wetlands and climate change: A more potent connection than meets the eye

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Dhaka, 2 January, 2021: The overlooked potential of wetlands can be a key to building climate change resilience Natural features in wetlands are proving to be essential in building climate change resilience. Wetlands are either temporarily (eg, intertidal zones) or permanently, (eg, swamps water-infused lands).  Additionally, wetlands are considered the largest ‘carbon sink’ in the […]

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ঢাকা, ১৬ নভেম্বর, ২০২০: ওয়েস্ট কনসার্ন-এর জরিপের তথ্য। মানুষের ব্যবহার করা মাস্ক ও গ্লাভসের ৯২ শতাংশ খাল-বিল-নালা হয়ে নদীতে পড়ছে। প্লাস্টিক ও পয়োবর্জ্য ফেলায় বুড়িগঙ্গার পানি এমনিতেই দূষিত। এর মধ্যে প্রতিদিন ধোয়া হচ্ছে নোংরা পলিথিন। এতে আরও দূষিত হচ্ছে নদী। সম্প্রতি কামরাঙ্গীরচর এলাকায়ছবি: তানভীর আহাম্মেদ শিল্পকারখানা আর শহরের পয়োনিষ্কাশনের সব বর্জ্য নিয়ে ফেলা হচ্ছে নদীতে। […]

Call to protect rivers from encroachment, pollution

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Dhaka, 7 October, 2020: The zoologist also urged people living upstream and downstream of rivers to raise their voice against the pollution Green Planet, a non-profit organization, organized a meeting at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club on Sunday, marking World Rivers Day. Addressing the meeting as chief guest, eminent zoologist Dr Anisuzzaman said […]

Call to protect rivers from encroachment, pollution

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Dhaka, 28 September, 2020: The zoologist also urged people living upstream and downstream of rivers to raise their voice against the pollution Green Planet, a non-profit organization, organized a meeting at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club on Sunday, marking World Rivers Day. Addressing the meeting as chief guest, eminent zoologist Dr Anisuzzaman said […]

Wetlands and climate change: A more potent connection than meets the eye

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Dhaka, 8 September, 2020: The overlooked potential of wetlands can be a key to building climate change resilience Natural features in wetlands are proving to be essential in building climate change resilience. Wetlands are either temporarily (eg, intertidal zones) or permanently, (eg, swamps water-infused lands). Additionally, wetlands are considered the largest ‘carbon sink’ in the […]

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