Salt intrusion and adaptation in the south-central coastal zones of Bangladesh under changing climate

Promovendus MI (Isfatuzzaman) Bhuyan MSc
Promotor prof.dr. F (Fulco) Ludwig
Copromotor I (Iwan) Supit
Externe copromotor Professor Dr. Shamim Mia
Organisatie Wageningen University, Earth Systems and Global Change

ma 3 juni 2024 11:00 tot 12:30

Locatie Omnia, gebouwnummer 105
Hoge Steeg 2
6708 PH Wageningen
+31 (0)317 - 484 500
Zaal/kamer Auditorium


Bangladesh is blessed with numerous islands along the Bay of Bengal. Climate-induced changes, such as rising sea levels and shifts in water balance, affect the agroecosystems of this region through saltwater intrusion. Furthermore, elevated temperatures, erratic rainfall patterns, and increased carbon dioxide levels also impact agricultural productivity. However, our current understanding is limited regarding how these impacts will unfold in the future. This research uses advanced modeling techniques to assess the effects of climate change and salinity intrusion on agriculture in the south-central coastal districts of Bangladesh. Location-specific potential solutions were identified by synthesizing farmers' experiences, existing literature, and model-driven insights. The findings from this thesis will contribute to the development of sustainable agricultural production in the south-central coastal area of Bangladesh.