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dc.contributor.authorLake, Pen
dc.contributor.authorFenner, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T23:30:29Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T23:30:29Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-01en
dc.identifier.issn2095-0055
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/297040
dc.description.abstractBangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, while its people also suffer from a range of environmental hazards linked to the growing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These diseases are responsible for increasing morbidity and mortality and lead to other stresses within the population. Such stresses create continuous impacts on the health and well-being of the population, compounding their vulnerability and inhibiting their capacity to cope with frequent event-related shocks, such as floods and drought. A systems approach is taken to examine four important environmental hazards in Bangladesh—arsenic contamination of drinking water, arsenic transmission through the food chain, indoor air quality, and air pollution. A review of these hazards is presented in a conceptual framework that links human well-being with the key system components of infrastructure, institutions, knowledge, and behavior. This reveals key underlying factors between the hazards and uncovers system structures that can lead to more effective hazard mitigation, and the establishment of strategic intervention points. The article concludes that elimination of these continuous stresses will only come about through the culmination of multiple interventions over time, undertaken in an iterative manner that builds on the continual advancement of hazard understanding. The role of individual behaviors, together with factors such as risk awareness and perception of the hazards, has been identified as crucial for achieving successful mitigation solutions. Improved knowledge of the hazards, public awareness, and government accountability are focus points to reduce population exposure and enhance response capacity.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was conducted as part of the Cambridge Alliance to Protect Bangladesh from Long-term Environmental hazards (CAPABLE), an interdisciplinary program funded by the UK Research Councils’ Global Challenges Research Fund, under grant MR / P02811X/1.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.titleThe Influence of Underlying Stresses from Environmental Hazards on Resilience in Bangladesh: A System Viewen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage528
prism.issueIdentifier4en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Scienceen
prism.startingPage511
prism.volume10en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.44098
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-18en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s13753-019-00239-9en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-12-01en
dc.contributor.orcidFenner, Richard [0000-0002-9272-211X]
dc.identifier.eissn2192-6395
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MR/P02811X/1)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-09-23


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