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Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas

Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Analyses the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta in Bangladesh to explore the future of ecosystem services and associated human livelihoods

  • Provides a conceptual framework to identify mechanisms linking physical processes (including climate change) with ecosystem services and social outcomes

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of an Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) funded interdisciplinary project

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Observations and Potential Trends

    1. Present and Future Fluvial, Tidal and Storm Surge Flooding in Coastal Bangladesh

      • Anisul Haque, Susan Kay, Robert J. Nicholls
      Pages 293-314Open Access
    2. Modelling Tidal River Salinity in Coastal Bangladesh

      • Lucy Bricheno, Judith Wolf
      Pages 315-332Open Access
    3. Mechanisms and Drivers of Soil Salinity in Coastal Bangladesh

      • Mashfiqus Salehin, Md. Mahabub Arefin Chowdhury, Derek Clarke, Shahjahan Mondal, Sara Nowreen, Mohammad Jahiruddin et al.
      Pages 333-347Open Access
    4. Population Dynamics in the South-West of Bangladesh

      • Sylvia Szabo, Sate Ahmad, W. Neil Adger
      Pages 349-365Open Access
    5. Land Cover and Land Use Analysis in Coastal Bangladesh

      • Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Duncan D. Hornby, Craig W. Hutton, Attila N. Lázár, Fiifi Amoako Johnson, Tuhin Ghosh
      Pages 367-381Open Access
    6. Defining Social-Ecological Systems in South-West Bangladesh

      • Helen Adams, W. Neil Adger, Munir Ahmed, Hamidul Huq, Rezaur Rahman, Mashfiqus Salehin
      Pages 405-423Open Access
    7. Characterising Associations between Poverty and Ecosystem Services

      • Helen Adams, W. Neil Adger, Sate Ahmad, Ali Ahmed, Dilruba Begum, Mark Chan et al.
      Pages 425-444Open Access
  2. Present and Future Ecosystem Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 445-445
    2. Prospects for Agriculture Under Climate Change and Soil Salinisation

      • Derek Clarke, Attila N. Lázár, Abul Fazal M. Saleh, Mohammad Jahiruddin
      Pages 447-467Open Access
    3. Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries: Trends and Prospects

      • Manuel Barange, Jose A. Fernandes, Susan Kay, Mostafa A. R. Hossain, Munir Ahmed, Valentina Lauria
      Pages 469-488Open Access
    4. Dynamics of the Sundarbans Mangroves in Bangladesh Under Climate Change

      • Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Andres Payo, Abhra Chanda, Tuhin Ghosh, Shahad Mahabub Chowdhury, Sugata Hazra
      Pages 489-503Open Access
    5. Hypertension and Malnutrition as Health Outcomes Related to Ecosystem Services

      • Ali Ahmed, Mahin Al Nahian, Craig W. Hutton, Attila N. Lázár
      Pages 505-521Open Access
  3. Integration and Dissemination

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 523-523
    2. Integrative Analysis Applying the Delta Dynamic Integrated Emulator Model in South-West Coastal Bangladesh

      • Attila N. Lázár, Andres Payo, Helen Adams, Ali Ahmed, Andrew Allan, Abdur Razzaque Akanda et al.
      Pages 525-574Open Access
    3. Communicating Integrated Analysis Research Findings

      • Mashrekur Rahman, Md. Munsur Rahman
      Pages 575-586Open Access
  4. Erratum to: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis

    • Robert J. Nicholls, Craig W. Hutton, W. Neil Adger, Susan E. Hanson, Md. Munsur Rahman, Mashfiqus Salehin
    Pages E1-E1Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 587-593

About this book

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
  • Environmental Geography
  • natural resources and energy economics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

    Robert J. Nicholls, Susan E. Hanson

  • Geodata Institute Geography and Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

    Craig W. Hutton

  • Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

    W. Neil Adger

  • Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Md. Munsur Rahman, Mashfiqus Salehin

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

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 31.00
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