Environment and Disaster Management

Risk Reduction Action Plan (RRAP) in 5 wards and School Safety Plans in 2 schools under Mymensingh City Corporation were reviewed. RRAPs were developed for ward nos. 8, 10, 11, 18 and 19, and school safety plans were developed for Nawmahal Primary School and Bolaspur Primary School. The whole review process was facilitated and validated by respective ward counselors and teachers with the support of project staffs, WDMC members, volunteer groups and students.The 2016 Monsoon season started on 22 July 2016 and the impact of the monsoon increased over the following weeks. An estimated 3.7 million people across 19 districts of Bangladesh were affected by the monsoon-induced floods. Seven thousand four hundred people sought refuge in 69 flood shelters and education institutions. The official estimates indicated that at least 250,000 houses had been destroyed or damaged. Riverbank erosion resulted in a large number of houses and homesteads getting washed away. 16,770 houses and homesteads were reported completely lost with a further 65,156 partially damaged by erosion.

Emergency Support

Cyclone Mora made landfall on Bangladesh’s coastal region at 6 am on 30 May, with heavy rain and winds estimated at 160 km/h. Initial assessments were that 2,811,465 people had been affected across 12 high-risk coastal districts. Nearly 350,000 people were evacuated on 29 May from affected areas on the southern coast. Houses and properties were damaged, and roads and telecommunications were partially disrupted in Cox’s Bazar. It was reported that 70% of the houses in Saint Martin Island and around 3,000 houses in Cox’s Bazar had been damaged. Villages were flooded; fisheries swept away and power supply was ...

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Water Quality Testing& Arsenic Mitigation

Universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all’ is the utmost target of the Goal-6 of the SDG. This goal also focuses on availability, sustainability, integrated water resource management and improved water quality. In Bangladesh, underground water is being promoted as the major source of drinking water since more than fifty years with an aim to reduce the risk of bacteriological contamination and diarrhoeal disease burden. However, arsenic contamination, effect of climate change, shrimp culture in south-west coast, impact of rapid urbanization, industrial growth, using wide range ...

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Solid Waste Management

A half day workshop on waste management was organized in Mymensingh City Corporation. The workshop was chaired by the Assistant Director of Department of Environment, FSCD, CEO of Mymensingh City Corporation. Representatives from different govt. departments, NGOs, journalists, civil society, TLCC, Ward counsellors, volunteers attended the workshop that identified gaps and possibilities of waste management of Mymensingh municipality as part of mitigating second generation sanitation challenges. The sanitary Inspector of Mymensingh City Corporation has expressed that the master plan developed can now help the City ...

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Climate Change

The 2016 Monsoon season started on 22 July 2016 and the impact of the monsoon increased over the following weeks. An estimated 3.7 million people across 19 districts of Bangladesh were affected by the monsoon-induced floods. Seven thousand four hundred people sought refuge in 69 flood shelters and education institutions. The official estimates indicated that at least 250,000 houses had been destroyed or damaged. Riverbank erosion resulted in a large number of houses and homesteads getting washed away. 16,770 houses and homesteads were reported completely lost with a further 65,156 partially damaged by erosion....

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