Coastal Zones

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Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.6 No.1
Author:
K.S. Kavi Kumar
S. Tholkappian
This study estimates the relative vulnerability of coastal districts of India using an integrated vulnerability index, which is defined as a function of the exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity of the districts to present and future climate risks. The study also ranks districts in terms of the likely number of human casualties due to...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 3 Number 1(Summer 2002)
Author:
Md. Salequzzaman
Peter Newman
The coastal areas of Bangladesh are vulnerable to natural disasters, especially from cyclones and tidal surges. Since 1958 most of the coast has been protected by the construction of embankments and sluice gates. No impact study was conducted before doing this construction. Today, however, ecological, social, economic, and cultural impacts can be...