Communities protect rivers and strengthen climate resilience in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is one of the countries most seriously threatened by the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise and increasing flood risks. Community-based river basin management and climate change adaptation are inseparably linked inthis poor country. This report by Uttaran, a civil society group, describes the history and effectiveness of a unique traditional community practice of managing sediment that can adapt the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh to sea level rise.