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New land, new life: a success story of new land resettlement in Bangladesh.

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The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna deltas has newly emerged 'char' islands, which are very vulnerable, socially, institutionally and environmentally. This book explains how the governments of Bangladesh and the Netherlands cooperated on a land-based rural development project to give settlers security and purpose. The 13 chapters in this book are based on experience gathered from implementing the Char D...

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Chapter 6 (Page no: 43)

Developing the infrastructure.

This chapter examines the core intervention of the Char Development and Settlement Project in water management infrastructure to reduce the damage to different crops from salinity, flooding and water logging and improve the environment for crop growth. Effective management of water resources is necessary to enable char dwellers in Bangladesh to adapt to climate change, for protection against tidal and storm surges, and to improve drainage. This is done through water management interventions (construction of embankments, drainage sluices, and drainage channels) and by construction of climate resilient internal infrastructure such as cyclone shelters, roads, bridges/culverts, and deep tube wells for water supply.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The coastal chars of Bangladesh. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 3) The birth of CDSP-IV. Author(s): Sarker, K. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) Managing char development and settlement: a complex process. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 25) Involving the communities and civil society. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 37) Role of women in development. Author(s): Begum, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 56) The land settlement process. Author(s): Karim, M. R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 64) The power of agriculture. Author(s): Karim, M. B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 74) Money matters - savings and loans. Author(s): Sarker, K. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 79) Environmental improvement with trees. Author(s): Islam, M. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 85) Income and quality of life. Author(s): Sarker, K. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 91) Our pride. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 95) When the project leaves. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.