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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-l
  2. Research Highlights and Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. Neil Adger, Helen Adams, Susan Kay, Robert J. Nicholls, Craig W. Hutton, Susan E. Hanson et al.
      Pages 3-27 Open Access
    3. Helen Adams, W. Neil Adger, Robert J. Nicholls
      Pages 29-47 Open Access
    4. Robert J. Nicholls, Craig W. Hutton, Attila N. Lázár, W. Neil Adger, Andrew Allan, Paul G. Whitehead et al.
      Pages 49-69 Open Access
    5. Robert J. Nicholls, Craig W. Hutton, W. Neil Adger, Susan E. Hanson, Md. Munsur Rahman, Mashfiqus Salehin
      Pages 71-90 Open Access
  3. Present Status of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. John A. Dearing, Md. Sarwar Hossain
      Pages 93-114 Open Access
    3. Andrew Allan, Michelle Lim
      Pages 115-130 Open Access
    4. Mohammed Mofizur Rahman, Sate Ahmad
      Pages 131-145 Open Access
    5. Anisul Haque, Robert J. Nicholls
      Pages 147-159 Open Access
  4. Scenarios for Policy Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Emily J. Barbour, Andrew Allan, Mashfiqus Salehin, John Caesar, Robert J. Nicholls, Craig W. Hutton
      Pages 163-178 Open Access
    3. Andrew Allan, Michelle Lim, Emily J. Barbour
      Pages 179-205 Open Access
    4. John Caesar, Tamara Janes
      Pages 207-221 Open Access
    5. Alistair Hunt
      Pages 223-246 Open Access
  5. Observations and Potential Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Susan Kay, John Caesar, Tamara Janes
      Pages 263-275 Open Access
    3. Stephen E. Darby, Robert J. Nicholls, Md. Munsur Rahman, Sally Brown, Rezaul Karim
      Pages 277-291 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world’s largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. The book covers the conceptual basis, research approaches and challenges, while also providing a methodology for integration across multiple disciplines, offering a potential prototype for assessments of deltas worldwide.

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas analyses changing ecosystem services in deltas; the health and well-being of people reliant on them; the continued central role of agriculture and fishing; and the implications of aquaculture in such environments.The analysis is brought together in an integrated and accessible way to examine the future of the Ganges Brahmaputra delta based on a near decade of research by a team of the world’s leading scientists on deltas and their human and environmental dimensions.

This book is essential reading for students and academics within the fields of Environmental Geography, Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy focused on solving the world’s most critical challenges of balancing humans with their environments.

This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 

Keywords

Ecosystem services sustainable development environmental management natural resource management coastal management Bangladesh and sea-level rise research Governance of ecosystem services Regional Climate Change in South Asia Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Nicholls
    • 1
  • Craig W. Hutton
    • 2
  • W. Neil Adger
    • 3
  • Susan E. Hanson
    • 4
  • Md. Munsur Rahman
    • 5
  • Mashfiqus Salehin
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change ResearchUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Geodata Institute Geography and EnvironmentUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Geography, College of Life and Environmental SciencesUniversity of ExeterExeterUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change ResearchUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Institute of Water and Flood ManagementBangladesh University of Engineering and TechnologyDhakaBangladesh
  6. 6.Institute of Water and Flood ManagementBangladesh University of Engineering and TechnologyDhakaBangladesh

About the editors

Robert J. Nicholls is Professor of Coastal Engineering within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, UK

Craig W. Hutton is Principal Research Fellow within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton, UK

W. Neil Adger is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, UK

Susan E. Hanson is Research Fellow within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, UK

Munsur Rahman is a Professor in the Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Mashfiqus Salehin is a Professor in the Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

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