Recent Trends in Ecosystem Services in Coastal Bangladesh

Dearing, John A.; Hossain, Md. Sarwar (2018). Recent Trends in Ecosystem Services in Coastal Bangladesh. In: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas (pp. 93-114). Cham: Springer Nature 10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8_5

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Coastal Bangladesh has experienced social and economic progress over the last 30 years. Rising average income, literacy levels and health outcomes have occurred, often by developing local ecosystem services such as agriculture and fisheries. At the same time, other ecosystem services such as water availability and quality and land stability have deteriorated. Environment-income analysis suggests that the point at which economic wealth feeds into effective environmental protection has not yet been reached for water resources. The study area is characterised by widespread non-stationary dynamics and slowly changing variables, declining resilience, and a growing probability of major system changes in the near future. This suggests that national policies need to address such potential changes to enable sustainable pathways for delta development and management.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Sustainable Land Management
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Sohel, Sarwar

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISBN:

978-3-319-71092-1

Publisher:

Springer Nature

Language:

English

Submitter:

MD Sarwar Hossain Sohel

Date Deposited:

04 Apr 2019 12:09

Last Modified:

04 Apr 2019 12:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8_5

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127989

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127989

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