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climate change victims of Bangladesh. What can we do ?

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Started by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN Jul 29, 2009.

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Comment by K N Vajpai on March 25, 2011 at 13:49

I am sharing some of my articles below, written on various water issues, and majority of them are on Mountain water. 

Inviting disasters

Worldwide 214 river basins host 40 percent of world’s population and Himalayas with huge stocks of water in the form of snow and ice, are biggest source of surface fresh water in frozen form, after Polar ice caps. Himalayan region consist of extremely fragile ecosystem, and source to 10 major Asian river systems, on which over 1.3 billion people rely for sustenance, water, livelihoods and prosperity. Full Article>>

Almighty Ganges-Can We!

In south Asian region over 75 percent of the people live in rural areas, those have little access to safe potable water systems. Until, recently, people depended more on surface water which was exposed to microbial contamination resulting in water related disease like gastroenteritis, typhoid, dysentery, cholera, infectious hepatitis, infant diarrhoeas, and skin diseases and so on. Full Article>>

Who Cares-God can only save them..

During January, I wrote an article on the preparedness of our government and agencies in disaster preparedness (Link- ) in Himalayan region of Asia. And now we could see the nature’s fury in earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and how helpless one could become when human being come across such situation. Even, Japan among the technologically advanced, earthquake prepared and sound on various fronts of such earthquake linked disasters, could not survive and lost thousands of lives, what we can expect about the poor infrastructure and preparedness in Himalayan regions of countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Full Article>>

Urban Water and Sanitation: Who cares about Poor?

The city development planning and judicious resource allocation in most of the cities in South Asian countries is a big challenge.  Among the basic amenities, water and sanitation remained the core concern that lead to health problems, livelihood losses and an impediment to economic growth.  Given the population growth and rapid migration from rural to urban areas, the cities are swelling at an unprecedented rate, while resources are limited in terms of land, water, forest and basic amenities. Full Article>>

How does it Matter to my Social values and Environmental Ethics?

You might have come across, as I, the ‘social values’ and ‘environmental ethics’, while your interaction with people in various organizations and institutions across development sector (d-sector) i.e. social and environmental domains. I am talking about our public sector organizations, civil society groups, research institutions, think tanks, corporate led societies, international bodies, to name a few. Full Article>>

Comment by K N Vajpai on January 7, 2011 at 6:17
In the New Year, I wish to share my blog with you "Quest that Change"the veracity of development in Himalayan mountains.. at !

The blog reads... "Looking upon present trend of development and socio-environmentalchanges in Himalayan Mountains, it is expected that the ongoingdownstream migration from Himalayan region will be at peak by 2050, toseek food, water and livelihood. On other hand there will be increasedefforts and financing towards research, development and establishmentof institutions in the region! So, what entails to present efforts andestablishments! And what great the increase will do"

"This blog iscompilation personal opinion on various socio-environmental issues,which I observed and learned over the years from these mighty terrains.They examine about various social, environmental and developmentalefforts, processes within these mighty mountains, and for its dwellers.They are about practices, policies and institutional functioning, andabout contemporary to traditional science. They are contextual, andentail the veracity of development in Himalayan Mountains"

You may like to read the articles at
Comment by Piyaporn on December 29, 2010 at 17:55


Before the year ends, just would like to share some thoughts about the COP 16 with you in case you may have seen through things and have some thoughts to share back. It's been a few weeks now, but somehow I feel that the COP 16 has left something that I am not sure whether we can really be happy about. They said at least people have been able to agree to do something together, but what they are going to do is far shot from what needs to be done. Is this the way the global politics is usually played? If so, I quite wonder whether it's really worth playing it this way. Any way, it's the new year again. So, I wish you all a very happy New Year. May the Year bring love and peace to us all.

Best wishes,


Comment by Annuradha Vanniarachchy on December 1, 2010 at 20:05
Will COP 16 be just another COP and will all the burning issues related to climate change and forestry sector (REDD+ etc.,) be postponed to the next COP?...........who knows...................
Comment by Joydeep Gupta on December 1, 2010 at 10:52

Can I please ask everyone to take out a few minutes and do this online survey on The Third Pole Project soonest?

Just click this link

And do forward this to all your other networks, please.

Apologies for cross postings, and thanks a lot

All the best
Comment by K N Vajpai on November 29, 2010 at 4:50
Hello! We work on Climate Change issues in Himalayan region and have a regional mandate to generate awareness among people on various ongoing climatic issues through an initiative called 'Climate Himalaya Initiative' and have a regular NEWS bulletin at . You may have interest in reading them.
Comment by Dalia Elakkad on August 21, 2010 at 13:42
Hi everybody.I received mail recently.It’s title "Killer Chemtrails The chocking truth".It took about the relationship between Chemtrials gas and climate change.Do you heard or make a report about it?.I will wait your answer?
Comment by Jaspreet Kindra on June 17, 2010 at 15:16
Hi , Did a story on the adaptation track: GLOBAL: Adaptation from Copenhagen to Cancún
Comment by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on June 17, 2010 at 14:54
Hi Piyaporn,
Thank you very much for sharing the latest development.It will obviously help others to contribute to resolve the crisis in their own capacity.So,we may get some synergistic effect from the collective contributions of the learned members .
All the best,
Comment by Piyaporn on June 17, 2010 at 6:21
Hi,I've just been back from the talks in Bonn. There has been a progress regarding the controversial accord. It's now been integrated into the new draft LCA text. How did they do it? I have no idea, ha:) Any way, the draft text did not win a consensus from the parties as developing countries objected to much of its content taken from the accord. They said some parts were even worse. for instance, they saw that the GHG mitigation burden has been shifted to them while their proposals have been removed. Very confusing text it is. But to be fair, there are also some good structures regarding adapation, tech and financial transfer. Just want to share what I have learned thus far to you all in case we can help one another monitor the progress. There are a lot of issues that need clarity. For me, personally, first, how did they do it?-integrating the accord right away into the text. very amazing for me indeed:)
Best wishes,

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