Eco-engineered coastal defense integrated with sustainable aquatic food production in Bangladesh (ECOBAS)

M. Tangelder, T. Ysebaert, Shah Chowdhury, A.J. Reinhard, F. Doorn, M. Hossain, A.C. Smaal

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Abstract

The objective of the ECOBAS project is to provide the coastal people of Bangladesh with an alternative approach for adaptation to coastal erosion and flooding. By using the concept of “eco-engineering” the natural resistance of shellfish reefs against hydrodynamic forces reduces human vulnerability to coastal erosion and flooding, and delivers a source of aquatic food. ECOBAS stands for ECO-engineered Coastal Defence Integrated with Sustainable Aquatic Food Production in BAngladeSh, and was executed by a multidisciplinary team of Dutch and Bangladesh research institutes. This report summarizes the outcomes of this study. It is not an in-depth report where scientific outcomes are discussed, but a summary for the funding agencies. The ECOBAS project was funded by Partners for Water. Also the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands financed extra monitoring activities in the second phase of the project which enabled generation of more data and a broader understanding of the research.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES
PublisherIMARES
No.C048/15

Keywords

  • coastal areas
  • coastal management
  • food production
  • bangladesh

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