The Sundarbans: A Disaster-Prone Eco-Region

Increasing Livelihood Security

  • H.S. Sen

Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sundarbans – A Dynamic Ecosystem Meddling with Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. S. Sen, Dipankar Ghorai
      Pages 3-28
  3. Societal Transformation and Livelihood Options

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
  4. Forestry, Mangroves and Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. R. N. Mandal, Peter Saenger, Chandan Surabhi Das, Abdul Aziz
      Pages 93-131
  5. Production and Productivity of Major Enterprises under Stressed Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. D. Burman, Manoranjan K. Mondal, Zahirul H. Khan, Asish K. Sutradhar, Farhana A. Kamal
      Pages 163-196
    3. Sukanta K. Sarangi, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam
      Pages 225-260
    4. Jitendra Kumar Sundaray, Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Bikash Chandra Mohapatra, Arabinda Das, Ajmal Hussan, Arnab Ghosh et al.
      Pages 295-319
    5. T. K. Ghoshal, Debasis De, G. Biswas, Prem Kumar, K. K. Vijayan
      Pages 321-349
  6. Flood and Drainage Impacts, and Engineering Interventions for Integrated Water Management

  7. Risk Factor Analyses on Climate Change and its Impact on Livelihood, Biodiversity, Disaster Mitigation and Forecast

  8. Mainstreaming Engineering Interventions to Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 551-551
    2. M. Monirul Qader Mirza, Mir Ahsan A. Talpur, Ainun Nishat
      Pages 553-577
  9. Regional Integration of Climate Change Policies for Disaster Risk Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-579
    2. M. Monirul Qader Mirza, Uttam Kumar Mandal, Md. Golam Rabbani, Ainun Nishat
      Pages 581-607
  10. Road Map for the Future

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 627-654

About this book


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. 


Sundarbans and environmental management Resource Management and Sundarbans Natural Hazards and Sundarbans Estuaries and Climate change Vulnerability and ecosystems dynamic ecosystems and agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • H.S. Sen
    • 1
  1. 1.ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibers (Formerly)BarrackporeIndia

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