A new ecohydrological approach for ecosystem service provision and sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems in Bangladesh

Sohel, Md Shawkat Islam, Mukul, Sharif Ahmed and Chicharo, Luis (2015) A new ecohydrological approach for ecosystem service provision and sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems in Bangladesh. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 15 1: 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.ecohyd.2014.10.001


Author Sohel, Md Shawkat Islam
Mukul, Sharif Ahmed
Chicharo, Luis
Title A new ecohydrological approach for ecosystem service provision and sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems in Bangladesh
Journal name Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2080-3397
1642-3593
Publication date 2015-02-25
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecohyd.2014.10.001
Open Access Status
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Place of publication Warsaw, Poland
Publisher Elsevier Urban & Partner
Collection year 2015
Abstract Ecohydrology provides a framework for aquatic ecosystem management based on the interplay between different biota and hydrology. Bangladesh being situated in the world's largest delta is suffering from rapid degradation of its aquatic ecosystems. The ever increasing population pressure and intensive agriculture together with diversion of upstream water flows by India and climate induced changes make this ecosystem even more vulnerable. Using information from diverse sources, this paper explores the current state of the art on aquatic ecosystems of Bangladesh, their management, key problems, and introduces a new ecohydrology-based management approach for sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems in the country. Integration of both physical measures and policy actions are indispensable for greater ecosystem service provision from country's aquatic ecosystems. A cross-disciplinary action plan and appropriate strategies to bring policies into action is also essential for the sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems in the country.
Keyword Water
Aquatic resources
Overexploitation
Pollution
Ecohydrology
Bangladesh
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 8 Nov 2014

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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