Community Perception on Climate Change and Adaptation Scenarios in Southern Part of Bangladesh
Journal of Health and Environmental Research
Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2015, Pages: 12-18
Received: Aug. 7, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 3, 2015; Published: Sep. 9, 2015
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Authors
Md. Jalal Uddin, Research Student, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dhumki, Patuakhali-8602
Md. Abdur Rahim, Department of Resource Management, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dhumki, Patuakhali-8602
Md. Saifur Rahman, Department of Geo-information Science & Earth Observation, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dhumki, Patuakhali-8602
Md. Abbus Satter, Department of Disaster Risk Management, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dhumki, Patuakhali-8602
Nipa Dutta, Research Student, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dhumki, Patuakhali-8602
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Abstract
Dumki is an Upazila of Patuakahli District of Bangladesh, is more vulnerable to climate change. It is being affected almost every year by natural disasters like cyclones, floods and storm surges due to climate change. The aims of the study are to find out the community perception and experience in climate change adaptation related to water and environment, local adaptation techniques of the defined study area. To fulfill the aim semi-structure individual interview methodology are used. The key findings of the study are climate change impact on agriculture, fisheries, water, environment, livelihood and copping strategies such as use floating garden, homestead gardening, rearing poultry, crop diversification, raising water pump, pond embankment, use cyclone shelter to cope with climate change in the study area. Present study showed that climate change increased in the recent years. The community is affected by water borne disease owing to climate change. Proper action to adaptation should be taken in times so that the local community people ensure their survival.
Keywords
Climate Change, Adaptation, Coping Strategy, Impact, Community Perception
To cite this article
Md. Jalal Uddin, Md. Abdur Rahim, Md. Saifur Rahman, Md. Abbus Satter, Nipa Dutta, Community Perception on Climate Change and Adaptation Scenarios in Southern Part of Bangladesh, Journal of Health and Environmental Research. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015, pp. 12-18. doi: 10.11648/j.jher.20150102.11
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