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Bangladesh communities show how they adapt to climate change

Posted by Lindy on April 6, 2011


As part of  the 5th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change, in Dhaka in Bangladesh at the end of March 2011, international delegates visited different parts kf Bangladesh to see what they were doing locally

1. Coastal area: Problem: seas are contaminating drinking water and the decreasing flow of freshwater from the Ganges river is insufficient

Solution: The NGO Caritas is working with local people to capture rainwater and store it to drink when regular supplies decline

2.Inland north-west: problem: increasingly prone to drought during winter

Solution: The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the NGO ActionAid have helped farmers to use simple irrigation technologies that provide drips of water exactly where they are needed.

3. The floodplains of central Bangladesh: Problem: facing up to floods

Solution: There, the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies helps farmers to grow vegetables on meshes of bamboo filled with soil that can float when flood strikes.

For more details about what else went on go to

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/apr/05/bangladesh-communities-adapt-climate-change

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