In northern Bangladesh, residents are losing their livelihoods, homes, and personal safety when water carries sand and gravel into their communities.
Field Kits Effectively Predict Arsenic Contamination
Field kits used in Bangladesh to test arsenic exposure from contaminated drinking water are effective in comparison to expensive laboratory arsenic tests.
Tree Rings Reveal a 700-Year Record of Flooding in Bangladesh
Trees tell of a wetter past along the Brahmaputra River and, combined with climate modeling, suggest heightened future flood risks in one of the world’s most densely populated areas.
Tracking Trace Elements in the Ganga River
Levels of dissolved trace and heavy metals, which can be toxic, are highly variable across the river basin, concentrating in urban areas with high pollution but diluted by inflow from tributaries.
Arsenic Pollution in Bangladesh is Catching Up with Deeper Wells
Inhabitants of Bangladesh have deepened drinking water wells to avoid extracting arsenic-rich groundwater from shallow aquifers, but these may not be free from pollution either.
Does Drinking Water Salinity Affect Child Mortality?
An association between drinking water salinity and neonatal and infant mortality in Bangladesh indicates the critical role of water salinity on child health.
Satellites and Cell Phones Form a Cholera Early-Warning System
A new initiative combines satellite data with ground observations to assess and predict the risk of cholera outbreaks in Bangladesh’s vulnerable populations.
The Wicked Problem of Earthquake Hazard in Developing Countries
Earthquake preparation in Bangladesh is a conundrum, where crucial information is missing and investments often involve painful trade-offs.
Satellite Imaging Improves Study of Sinking River Deltas
Researchers know that the Ganges-Brahmaputra river delta is sinking. Now they have an accurate reading on the rate of subsidence.