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Small water bodies in Bangladesh

Huda, K.M.S.; Atkins, P.J.; Donoghue, D.N.M.D.; Cox, N.J.

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K.M.S. Huda

P.J. Atkins

D.N.M.D. Donoghue

N.J. Cox


Excavations are easy in the soft, unconsolidated sediments of Bangladesh and are widespread for the creation of raised, flood-free homestead platforms. Small water bodies form in the resulting hollows and are used for fisheries, livestock management, irrigation, bathing and washing clothes. Despite their importance to everyday life, there is no up-to-date inventory or monitoring. The paper uses remote sensing, GIS and a number of qualitative data collection techniques to reconstruct the pattern of small water bodies in Shahjadpur thana. It concludes that there has been an expansion in their number, but no systematic planning of their use.


Huda, K., Atkins, P., Donoghue, D., & Cox, N. (2010). Small water bodies in Bangladesh. Area, 42(2), 217-227.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2010
Deposit Date Jul 5, 2010
Publicly Available Date Jun 1, 2011
Journal Area
Print ISSN 0004-0894
Electronic ISSN 1475-4762
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Issue 2
Pages 217-227
Keywords Bangladesh, Small water bodies, Fish farming, Remote sensing, GIS, Mixed methods.


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