GETh 306: Bangladesh: Physical Geography & Environment

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 306Bangladesh: Physical Geography & EnvironmentDr. Md. Humayun Kabir2308:00-8:50 A.M. (Sunday), 1:30-2:20 P.M. (Wednesday), 8:00-8:50 A.M. (Thursday)

1. Introduction: Locational Characteristics and Its Importance; Evolution of Boundary

2. The Natural Environmental Setting
      2.1 Geological and Techtronic Aspects
      2.2 Relief and Physiography
      2.3 River systems and wet lands, Flood and Floodplain
      2.4 Climate and climatic hazard
      2.5 Soils; Agro ecological Zone

3. Major Resource Bases; Natural Resource: Land, Water, Minerals, Fuel and Energy, Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, Forests

4. Major Issues of Environment
      4.1. Environmental pollution (Soil, Water & Air)
      4.2 Effect of Climate Change
      4.4. Impact of Major Engineering Projects
      4.5. Major Regions of Environmental Concern
      4.6. Hydrometrological Hazards; Riverbank Erosion, Flood; and Tectonic Hazard

5. Environmental Policies of Bangladesh; Environmental Instruments and Institutions & Movements; Environmental Policies; Environmental Ethics and Awareness

Suggested Readings:

  • Ahmad, Nafis, A New Economic Geography of Bangladesh, New Delhi: Vikas
  • Ahmad, Nafis, An Economic Geography of East Pakistan, London: Oxford University Press
  • Ahmad, Q. K., Ahmad, N, and Rasheed, K.B.S. (eds) (1994), Resources, Environment and Development in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Academic Publishers.
  • Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (1994), Wetlands of Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • Bangladesh National Conservation Strategy, Ford Foundation, Dhaka
  • Centre for International Development and Environment (1990), Bangladesh: Environmental and Natural Resource Assessments, Prepared for USAID. Washington D.C.
  • Elahi, K, Moudood (ed), Perspectives on Bangladesh Geography, Dhaka: Bangladesh National Geographical Association
  • Haroun er Rashid, Geography of Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Ltd.
  • Islam, Nazrul and Ahsan, Rosie Majid eds., Urban Bangladesh: Geographical Studies, USP, Department of Geography, Dhaka University.
  • Kabir, M. H. and Asiv, S.N.N (2007) Tanguar Haor: A Diversified Fresh Water Wetland, Apple, Dhaka
  • Kabir, M. H. and Endlicher, W. (2012). Exploitation of Renewable Energy in Bangladesh: Power Supply and Climate Protection Perspectives, AHDPH, Dhaka.
  • Nishat, A, Water Resources, Flood Control, National Conservation Strategy Report, IUCN
  • Rahman, A. Atiq et al., Environment and Development in Bangladesh, Vol. 1-2, Dhaka:
  • Wadia, D.N., Geology of India, London
  • রশীদ, কে. বি. এস. (১৯৭২), বাংলাদেশ: ভৌগোলিক পরিচয়, ঢাকা: নগর গবেষণা কেন্দ্র
  • চৌধুরী, সিরাজুল ইসলাম (১৯৮৬) আর্থনীতিক: ভৌগোলিক পরিচয়, ঢাকা: নগর গবেষণা কেন্দ্র
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