Converting Water into Wealth Regional Cooperation in Harnessing the Eastern Himalayan Rivers

This volume is an outcome of studies conducted over the past three years in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal respectively under the auspices of Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP), Centre for Policy Research (CPR), and Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS). The process involved, first, the preparation, over about two years, of a national volume in• each country dealing with water, its utilization and related subjects, focusing on the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) region, and, then, joint efforts by the three institutes spanning over about one year resulting in this volume. e As the national volumes were being prepared, research teams from the three institutes met from time to time and exchanged ideas and relevant materials and commented upon one another's drafts. However, all responsibility for each national volume remains with the national institute/authors. The regional volume is largely based on the national volumes. Its chapters were drafted by designated scholars from the three institutes, which were then jointly read, edited and agreed upon by the contributors to and the editors of the volume. The task took several meetings of the contributors and editors to complete. The meetings were held • in Dhaka, New Delhi, and Kathmandu, always in a truly cooperative spirit. Understandably, country perspectives differed on certain issues. Efforts were made to find common ground and develop a common understanding of keeping common good in view. Wherever this could not be achieved, differences in perspectives have been stated. It may be mentioned here that the three national volumes contain national perspectives in some detail on various issues. However, it is believed that this team of scholars from Bangladesh, India, and Nepal has succeeded in jointly suggesting ways of breaking, the logjam and moving forward in a cooperative spirit in harnessing the Eastern Himalayan rivers for the equitable benefit of all concerned. The most powerful idea behind this work and the call being made through it for cooperative efforts among the countries concerned is that such efforts, particularly in harnessing, the eastern iiimaliaN'an risers, constitute a win-win positive for all the parts: importing countries. It is important in this conte\t that short-term critical need the countries slit' urgently addressed; and, the time„ I longer term still wider view from human development vise, it's replied,'(,4 the hitherto ruling narrow that con, haul, human rogue


কুরচি তোমার লাগি

প্রকৃতি ও পরিবেশ আসলে জীবনজগতের মৌল বম্ভসংস্থান, মানুষও যার অন্তর্ভুক্ত ৷ এই সংস্থানের কিছু আমরা জানি,  কিছু আজও অজানা ৷ অথচ জ্ঞানের এই সীমিত পুঁজি নিয়েই মানুষ প্রকৃতির সঙ্গে লড়াইয়ে নেমেছিল, ভেবেছিল একদিন প্রকৃতির উপর সে একচ্ছত্র আধিপত্য কায়েম করবে ৷ ৰিস্ত তার সেই উচ্চাশা এখন হতাশায় পর্যবসিত ৷ প্রকৃতিকে বশা বানাতে গিয়ে আজ সে নিজেই কোণঠাসা ।

From the Field: Building and Maintaining Strong Networks to Address Tobacco, Poverty, and Development

We wish to acknowledge the significant number of government agencies, NGOs, other organizations, and individuals who work tirelessly every day in tobacco control. Without their enthusiasm and dedication to the issues of tobacco control and poverty reduction, the types of networks described in this guide would not exist. In particular, we thank our partners who shared their many experiences and lessons learned with us as this guide was produced. The contributors to this guide include: Joy Alampay, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance Jacqui Drope, American Cancer Society Prakash Gupta, Healis ‐ Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health (India) Le Viet Hoa, HealthBridge (Vietnam) Maïga Djibo Ibrahim, SOS Tabagisme‐Niger Paula Johns, Aliança de Controle do Tabagismo (ACT) (Brazil) Mirta A. Molinari, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) Shanta Lall Mulmi, Resource Center for Primary Health Care (RECPHEC) (Nepal) Md. Rashedujjaman Shamim, WBB Trust (Bangladesh) Yvona Tous, Framework Convention Alliance

Benchmarking performance a manual on performance measurement in ULB

The image and worth of an organization are mirrored in its performance, it is said. This judgment is more relevant when it comes to organizations, whose mandate is to provide public services. Hence, in order to achieve higher levels of efficiency and greater effectiveness in operations, many organizations have systems in place to measure their own performance that help in strategic decision-making and long-range planning.

পরিবেশবান্ধব সবুজ ব্যাংকিং

বিশ্বজুড়ে শিল্প-কারখানার বিষাক্ত বর্জ্য , ব্যাপকহারে বৃক্ষনিধন, চাষাবাদে রাসায়নিক সার ও কিটনাশকের ব্যবহার, নগর-শহরে গাড়ির কালো ধোয়া মানব সমাজকে আজ হুমকির মুখে ঠেলে দিয়েছে। এসবের প্রভাবে গ্রিন হাউজ গ্যাসের মাত্রা অনেক বেড়ে গেছে। বাড়েছে বৈশ্বিক তাপমাত্রা......

Ecocity Planning Images and Ideas

The cities of the world have been growing very fast after the Second World War, more specifically during the late 20th century. Cities grew where there was scope for business, trade and commerce; and also as centers of education, culture, and so on . So cities have been drawing people to themselves for many reasons. Even then cities were much smaller in terms of space compared to the rural areas.

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

Soil and water conservation engineering is the application of engineering principles to the solution of soil and water management problems. The conservation of these vital resources implies utilization without waste so as to make possible a high level of production that can be continued indefinitely.

ফুলবাড়ী কয়লাখনি পরিবেশ ও প্রতিক্রিয়া

ফুলবাড়ী কয়লাখনি প্রকল্প নিয়ে বিতর্ক দীর্ঘদিনের, বিশেষ করে উন্মুক্ত পদ্ধতিতে কয়লা উত্তোলন ও এশিয়া এনার্জি’র সাথে চুক্তি নিয়ে। ফুলবাড়ী কয়লাখনির আওতার ফুলবাড়ী, পার্বতীপুর, বিরামপুর ও নবাবগঞ্জ উপজেলার প্রায় ২৫, ৩৩৩ হাজার একর আদিবাসীসহ প্রায় ১ লক্ষ ৭ হাজার লোক উদ্বাস্ত হয়ে পড়বে এবং ২৫ হাজার আদিবাসীসহ প্রায় ৮ লক্ষ লিটার পানি পাম্প করে বের করতে হবে, ফলে নিকটবর্তী নদীর গতিপথ পরিবর্তনসহ এলাকা পানিশূন্য হওয়ারও আশংকা রয়েছে।

Industrial Safety and Environment

The concept of safety is probably as old as the history of mankind. From ancient times, even predating to his existence in the form of apes, man has been directing his efforts to protect himself and his belongings from danger danger from nature, from animals and other men.

পরিবেশগত প্রভাব নিরূপণ ও ব্যবস্থাপনা

সম্প্রতিককালে আমাদের দেশে পরিবেশগত সচেতনতার বিষয়টি ব্যাপকভাবে বিবেচিত হচ্ছে । অথচ বাংলাদেশে পরিবেশ সংরক্ষণ আইন প্রণীত হয়েছে ১৯৯৫ সালে । বর্তমানে বাংলাদেশের বিভিন্ন বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় পরিবেশগত বিজ্ঞান ও পরিবেশগত প্রকৌশল অধ্যয়ন শুরু হয়েছে এবং বিভিন্ন প্রকল্পেও পরিবেশগত বিষয় গুরুত্ব পাচ্ছে।