Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas

Lead PI
Professor Robert Nicholls
Institution
University of Southampton
Start Date
31 March, 2012
End Date
30 September, 2016
Project Code
NE/J002755-1

 

Background:

This project aims to provide policy makers with the knowledge and tools to enable them to evaluate the effects of policy decisions on people's livelihoods.

This will be done by creating a holistic approach to formally evaluating ecosystem services and poverty in the context of changes such as subsidence and sea level rise, land degradation and population pressure in delta regions. This will be tested and applied in coastal Bangladesh and tested conceptually in other populous deltas. 

Further information:

Authors Title Year Citations
Whitehead, P.G.;Barbour, E.;Futter, M.N.;Sarkar, S.;Rodda, H.;Caesar, J.;Butterfield, D.;Jin, L.;Sinha, R.;Nicholls, R.;Salehin, M. Impacts Of Climate Change And Socio-economic Scenarios On Flow And Water Quality Of The Ganga, Brahmaputra And Meghna River System: Low Flow And Flood Statistics In Press 10
Sharma, B.Mohan;Bharat, G.K.;Tayal, S.;Larssen, T.;Becanova, J.;Karaskova, P.;Whitehead, P.G.;Futter, M.N.;Butterfield, D.;Nizzetto, L. Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in river and ground/drinking water of the Ganges River basin: Emissions and implications for human exposure 2016 6
Johnson, A.;Hutton, C.;Hornby, D.;Lazar, A.;Mukhopadyay, A. Is Shrimp Farming A Successful Adaptation To Salinity Intrusion? A Geospatial Associative Analysis Of Poverty In The ? Populous Ganges-brahmaputra-meghna Delta Of Bangladesh 2016
Hossain, M.Sarwar;Johnson, F.Amoako;Dearing, J.A.;Eigenbrod, F. Recent trends of Human wellbeing in the Bangladesh delta 2016
Fernandes, J.A.;Kay, S.;Hoassain, M.A.R.;Ahmed, M.;Cheung, W.W.L.;Lázár, A.N.;Barange, M. Projecting marine fish production and catch potential in Bangladesh in the 21st century under long-term environmental change and management scenarios 2015 2
Hossain, M.Sarwar;Hein, L.;Rip, F.I.;Dearing, J.A. Integrating ecosystem services and climate change responses in coastal wetlands development plans for Bangladesh 2015 3
Sakib, M.;Nihal, F.;Haque, A.;Rahman, M.;Ali, M. Sundarban As A Buffer Against Storm Surge Flooding 2015
Haque, A.;, ;Rahman, M. Flow Distribution And Sediment Transport Mechanism In The Estuarine Systems Of Ganges-brahmaputra-meghna Delta 2015
Darby, S.E.;Dunn, F.E.;Nicholls, R.J.;Rahman, M.;Riddy, L. A first look at the influence of anthropogenic climate change on the future delivery of fluvial sediment to the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta 2015 5
Jin, L.;Whitehead, P.G.;Sarkar, S.;Sinha, R.;Futter, M.N.;Butterfield, D.;Caesar, J.;Crossman, J. Assessing the impacts of climate change and socio-economic changes on flow and phosphorus flux in the Ganga river system 2015 6
Mondal, S.;Saleh, A.Fazal M.;Akanda, M.Abdur Razz;Biswas, S.K.;Moslehuddin, A.Zofar Md;Zaman, S.;Lázár, A.N.;Clarke, D. Simulating yield response of rice to salinity stress with the AquaCrop model 2015 2
Kay, S.;Caesar, J.;Wolf, J.;Bricheno, L.;Nicholls, R.J.;Islam, A.K.M.Saif;Haque, A.;Pardaens, A.;Lowe, J.A. Modelling the increased frequency of extreme sea levels in the Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna delta due to sea level rise and other effects of climate change 2015 9
Futter, M.N.;Whitehead, P.G.;, ;Sakar, S.;Rodda, H.;Crossman, J. Rainfall runoff modelling of the Upper Ganga and Brahmaputra basins using PERSiST 2015 3
Szabo, S.;Hossain, M.Sarwar;Adger, N.;Matthews, Z.;Ahmed, S.;Lázár, A.N.;Ahmad, S. Soil salinity, household wealth and food insecurity in tropical deltas: evidence from south-west coast of Bangladesh 2015 2
Hossain, M.Sarwar;Dearing, J.A.;Rahman, M.M.;Salehin, M. Recent changes in ecosystem services and human well-being in the Bangladesh coastal zone 2015 5
Lázár, A.N.;Clarke, D.;Adams, H.;Akanda, A.Razzaque;Szabo, S.;Nicholls, R.J.;Matthews, Z.;Begum, D.;Saleh, A.Fazal M.;Abedin, M.Anwarul;Payo, A.;Streatfield, P.Kim;Hutton, C.;Mondal, S.;Moslehuddin, A.Zofar Md. Agricultural livelihoods in coastal Bangladesh under climate and environmental change – a model framework 2015 10
Islam, G.M.Tarekul;Islam, A.K.M.Saif;Shopan, A.Azhar;Rahman, M.Munsur;Lázár, A.N.;Mukhopadhyay, A. Implications of agricultural land use change to ecosystem services in the Ganges delta 2015 4
Caesar, J.;Janes, T.;Lindsay, A.;Bhaskaran, B. Temperature and precipitation projections over Bangladesh and the upstream Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna systems 2015 12
Clarke, D.;Williams, S.;Jahiruddin, M.;Parks, K.;Salehin, M. Projections of on-farm salinity in coastal Bangladesh 2015 7
Mukhopadhyay, A.;Mondal, P.;Barik, J.;Chowdhury, S.M.;Ghosh, T.;Hazra, S. Changes in mangrove species assemblages and future prediction of the Bangladesh Sundarbans using Markov chain model and cellular automata 2015 3
Whitehead, P.G.;Sarkar, S.;Jin, L.;Futter, M.N.;Caesar, J.;Barbour, E.;Butterfield, D.;Sinha, R.;Nicholls, R.;Hutton, C.;Leckie, H.D. Dynamic modeling of the Ganga river system: impacts of future climate and socio-economic change on flows and nitrogen fluxes in India and Bangladesh 2015 12
Edmunds, W.M.;Ahmed, K.M.;Whitehead, P.G. A review of arsenic and its impacts in groundwater of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta, Bangladesh 2015 8
Nicholls, R.J.;Whitehead, P.;Wolf, J.;Rahman, M.;Salehin, M. The Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna delta system: biophysical models to support analysis of ecosystem services and poverty alleviation 2015 7
Adger, W.N.;Winkels, A. Vulnerability, Poverty And Sustaining Well-being 2014
Adger, W.N.;Hodbod, J. Ecological And Social Resilience 2014
Adams, H. Changing places: Migration and adaptation to climate change 2013
Adams, H.;Salehin, M.;Huq, H.;Adger, N.;Rahman, R. Wellbeing-ecosystem service links: Mechanisms and dynamics in the southwest coastal zone of Bangladesh 2013
Adger, N.;Adams, H. Migration as an adaptation strategy to environmental change 2013
Name Role Organisation Country
Professor Robert Nicholls Bangladesh; India
Professor Robert Nicholls Lead Principal Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Professor Neil Adger Principal Investigator University of Exeter United Kingdom
Mr Andrew Allan Principal Investigator University of Dundee United Kingdom
Professor Manuel Barange Principal Investigator Plymouth Marine Laboratory United Kingdom
Dr Zhongyuan Chen Principal Investigator East China Normal University China
Professor Munsur Rahman Principal Investigator Bangladesh Uni of Engineering and Tech Bangladesh
Professor Nayan Sharma Principal Investigator Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee India
Professor P Whitehead Principal Investigator University of Oxford United Kingdom
Dr Judith Wolf Principal Investigator National Oceanography Centre United Kingdom
Mashfiqus Salehin Co-Principal Investigator Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) Bangladesh
Professor Julian Allen Co Investigator Plymouth Marine Laboratory United Kingdom
Dr FIIFI AMOAKO JOHNSON Co Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Dr Derek Clarke Co Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Professor Stephen Darby Co Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Professor John Dearing Co Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Dr Tuhin Ghosh Co Investigator Jadavpur University India
Dr Nazmul Haq Co Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Professor Sugata Hazra Co Investigator Jadavpur University India
Dr Jason Holt Co Investigator National Oceanography Centre United Kingdom
Professor Mostafa Ali Reza Hossain Co Investigator Bangladesh Agricultural University Bangladesh
Dr Thomas Howard Co Investigator University of Essex United Kingdom
Dr Alistair Stephen Hunt Co Investigator University of Bath United Kingdom
Dr K. M. Nabiul Islam Co Investigator Bangladesh Inst of Development Studies Bangladesh
Dr Jason Lowe Co Investigator Met Office United Kingdom
Professor Zoe Matthews Co Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Ms Momotaz Khatun Momotaz Co Investigator Ashroy Foundation Bangladesh
Dr Abu Moslehuddin Co Investigator Bangladesh Agricultural University Bangladesh
Dr Anne Pardaens Co Investigator Met Office United Kingdom
Dr Alistair Rieu-Clarke Co Investigator University of Dundee United Kingdom
Dr Pijush Kanti Sarkar Co Investigator Bangladesh Agricultural Research Inst Bangladesh
Dr Peter Streatfield Co Investigator ICDDRB Bangladesh
Dr Bibhab Talukdar Co Investigator Aaranyak India
Dr Weiguo Zhang Co Investigator East China Normal University China
Ms Claire Burke Project Management University of Southampton United Kingdom
Ms Helen Adams Researcher Co Investigator University of Exeter United Kingdom
Dr Fai Fung Researcher Co Investigator Environment Agency United Kingdom
Dr Philip Hall Researcher Co Investigator National Oceanography Centre United Kingdom
Dr Craig Hutton Researcher Co Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Dr Gorka Merino Researcher Co Investigator AZTI Spain
Dr Ricardo Torres Researcher Co Investigator Plymouth Marine Laboratory United Kingdom
Munir Ahmed Researcher TARA Bangladesh
Kazi Matin Ahmed Researcher DU Bangladesh
Md. Abdur Razzaque Akanda Researcher BARI Bangladesh
Jakia Akter Researcher CEGIS Bangladesh
Sujit Kumar Biwas Researcher BARI Bangladesh
Lucy Bricheno Researcher National Oceanography Centre United Kingdom
Dr Sally Brown Researcher University of Southampton United Kingdom
Jose Fernandes Researcher Plymouth Marine Laboratory United Kingdom
Md. Abdul Hadi Researcher CEGIS Bangladesh
Anisul Haque Researcher BUET Bangladesh
Abul Kashem Md. Hasan Researcher CEGIS Bangladesh
Mr Ahmadul Hassan Researcher Bangladesh Uni of Engineering and Tech Bangladesh
Hamidul Huq Researcher ILS Bangladesh
Tehsin Hussain Researcher ICDDR,B Bangladesh
Dr Tarekul Islam Researcher Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) Bangladesh
Nabiul Islam Researcher BIDS Bangladesh
AKM Saiful Islam Researcher BUET Bangladesh
Susan Kay Researcher Plymouth Marine Laboratory United Kingdom
Momtaz Khatun Researcher AF Bangladesh
Attila Lazar Researcher University of Southampton United Kingdom
Michelle Lim Researcher IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, (under the auspices of UNESCO), University of Dundee United Kingdom
M Shahjahan Mondal Researcher BUET Bangladesh
Md. Mostafizur Rahman Researcher CEGIS Bangladesh
Md. Rezaur Rahman Researcher BUET Bangladesh
Md. Siddiqur Rahman Researcher WARPO Bangladesh
Abul Fazal Saleh Researcher BUET Bangladesh
Dr Pijush Kanti Sarkar Researcher Bangladesh Agricultural Research Inst Bangladesh
Maminul Haque Sarker Researcher CEGIS Bangladesh
Prof Rajiv Sinha Researcher Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India
Md. Hafez Ahmed Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh
Fariba Halim Aurin Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh
Sadia Azad Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh
Shahad Mahabub Chowdhury Research Assistant IUCN, Bangladesh Bangladesh
Jamal Haider Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh
Ali Mohammad Rezaie Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh
Md. Sabbir Hossain Sabbir Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh
Muhammad Khalid Bin Siddique Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh
Abir Mohammad Talukdar Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh
Tanzider Iquebal Tanzid Research Assistant BUET Bangladesh