Md. Jakariya

Md. Jakariya
North South University · Department of Environmental Science and Management

MPhil in Environment & Development, University of Cambridge, UK; PhD in Water Resources Management , KTH, Sweden; BSc Hons & M Sc in Geography, Jahangirnagar University

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Introduction
Prof. Jakariya specializes in Human Geography, Environmental Risk Assessment, Climate Change Adaptation, Water Resources Management and GIS. Prof. Jakariya is currently working as Professor of the Department of Environmental Science and Management of North South University. He worked as a lead researcher for many national and international organizations mostly on climate change adaptation, natural resources management and groundwater related issues for more than two decades. He received MPhil degree in Environment and Development from Cambridge University, UK, in 2000, and Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden in 2007. Prof. Jakariya has published a good number of papers in international peer-reviewed journals and books.

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Publications (60)
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The presnt volume includes 41 publications regarding the varouis aspects of geospatial technology applications in water science. The articles are one of the finest researches in the groundwater hydrology aiming the societal needs in a quest to assess, explore, converse, preserve and manage the water resources to achieve the the sustainability of wa...
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Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has emerged as a valuable approach to forecast disease outbreaks in developed countries with a centralized sewage infrastructure. On the other hand, due to the absence of well-defined and systematic sewage networks, WBE is challenging to implement in developing countries like Bangladesh where most people live in...
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SARS-CoV-2, a novel Corona virus strain, was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. As of December 16, 2021, almost 4,822,472 people had died and over 236,132,082 were infected with this lethal viral infection. It is believed that the human immune system is thought to play a critical role in the initial phase of infection when the viruse...
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Introduction Cyclone Amphan swept into Bangladesh’s southwestern coast at the end of May 2020, wreaking havoc on food security and economic stability, as well as possibly worsening mental health. We studied the prevalence of post-cyclone stressors in adults following the cyclone and its association with symptoms of psychological distress. Methods...
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The study was conducted to determine the perception of locals and fishermen toward marine turtle in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh. A revised map was created by mapping the location of important nesting sites according to local’s given information. This study confirmed seven important nesting sites in Cox’s Bazar district, which were identified u...
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In developing countries, lightning hazard is an underrated natural hazard despite having the potential to cause major loss and damages to human life and property and Bangladesh is not an exception. The existing national database of Bangladesh lacks information on lightning casualties. Hence, five years of database on lightning-related deaths and in...
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The presence of SARS-CoV-2 genetic materials in wastewater has become a matter of grave for many countries of the world. Wastewater based epidemiology, in this context, emerged as an important tool in developed countries where proper sewage system is available. Due to the recent shift in the spread of the infection from urban to rural areas, it is...
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Many regions of the Bihar is facing high concentration levels of arsenic (As) in drinking water which causes several health problems besides socioeconomic and other issues. The major source of drinking water is through the tubewell extracted from the groundwater. We investigate the sediment colours at various depths and associated As and Fe in drin...
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Sustainable rice production in the coastal region of Bangladesh is threatened due to various climatic impacts. The study investigated the current scenario of rice production and identified the linkage among different input variables related to rice production such as seed, urea, pesticide, etc. in three districts of Patuakhali, Khulna, and Cox’s Ba...
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We made the first and successful attempt to detect SARS-CoV-2 genetic material in the vicinity wastewaters of an isolation centre i.e. Shaheed Bhulu Stadium, situated at Noakhali. Owing to the fact that isolation centre, in general, always contained a constant number of 200 COVID-19 patients, the prime objective of the study was to check if several...
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This book is a comprehensive resource for climate change impacts and scenarios on cross-cutting issues in Bangladesh and other tropical low-lying countries in Asia. The book promotes mitigation and adaptation strategies for learning and innovation to tackle climate change impacts, reduce inequality, as well as include changes in food, energy, healt...
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In the course of a COVID-19 pandemic, 0.33 million people got infected in Bangladesh, we made the first and successful attempt to detect SARS-CoV-2 viruses' genetic material in the vicinity wastewaters of an isolation centre i.e. Shaheed Bhulu Stadium, situated at Noakhali. The idea was to understand the genetic loading variation, both temporal and...
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Background The occurrence of high levels of trace metals in foodstuffs represents a significant threat to human health. Vegetables grown in metal-contaminated soil or irrigated with wastewater can accumulate metals and bioaccumulate in the food chain affecting animals and humans. Objectives The present study aimed to measure the levels of lead (Pb...
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The livelihood of the people in the dynamic coastal regions of Bangladesh is highly dependent on nature and thus is vulnerable to climatic events. The research study developed the Fishermen Livelihood Vulnerability Index (LVI) to measure the vulnerability of the fishing communities living in the coastal regions of Bangladesh. The weighted average m...
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The agricultural arena in the coastal regions of South-East Asian countries is experiencing the mounting pressures of the adverse effects of climate change. Controlling and predicting climatic factors are difficult and require expensive solutions. The study focuses on identifying issues other than climatic factors using the Livelihood Vulnerability...
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This study identifies and evaluates the morphologically changing trend and process–response mechanisms of Jamuna River. The study considers the bank erosion, bank-line shifting, rate of erosion, accretion, sedimentation, course changing directions, changes in river width, fluvial landform dynamics, and floodplain features. The lower Brahmaputra–Jam...
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Although native and modified cyclodextrins (CDs) are somewhat effective in environmental applications, there is a continued interest in understanding their distinct role in various applications and effectiveness. This review highlights the tremendous efforts that have been made to enhance the efficiency of CDs for challenging environmental applicat...
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The phytoaccummulation of arsenic by Brassica juncea (L.) was investigated for varying concentrations selected within the range that is evident in Bangladeshi soil. B. juncea (Rai and BARI-11) was grown in the hydroponic media under greenhouse condition with different concentrations (0.5, 1.0, 15, 30, 50 and 100 ppm) of sodium arsenite. Inductively...
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Arsenic (As) contamination in groundwater is an environmental health hazard in several part of the world and a large number of population has affected due to its toxic nature. In Bangladesh, a comprehensive research was accomplished which established a very strong correlation between the aquifer sediments and As concentration in the groundwater. Th...
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Fecal sludge management is an emerging issue in urban sanitation. Access to sewage network is limited in Dhaka; therefore people construct septic tanks and different forms of unhygienic latrines to fulfill their basic sanitary needs. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Vacutug pit latrine exhausting technology...
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The research paper aims at understanding the level of vulnerability of the Haor communities in Sulla Upazila of Sunamganj District due to climate change induced events. It assesses the climate change impacts on household and community level and summarizes the adaptation efforts by the communities and reconfirms the communities’ challenges and needs...
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We identify high risk clusters and measure their persistence in time and analyze spatial and population drivers of small area incidence over time. The geographically linked population and cholera surveillance data in Matlab, Bangladesh for a 10-year period were used. Individual level data were aggregated by local 250 × 250 m communities. A retrospe...
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South Asian region comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives accommodates over 1.5 billion, which accounts for nearly one fourth of the total global population. There is a wide variation in the energy resources endowments among the South Asian countries in relation to hydropower, gas and coal resources and the re...
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This study explores the adsorption capacity of carboxymethyl-β-cyclodextrin (CMβ-CD) functionalized chitosan (CS) impregnated with water-insoluble epichlorohydrin cross-linked β-cyclodextrin polymer (β-CDP) to yield CS-β-CDP-CMβ-CD composite beads for the removal of toxic Cd (II) ions from aqueous solutions. Characterization of the adsorbent was pe...
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Bangladesh is considered as one of the most vulnerable countries to climate changein the world because of increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters. The southern areas of Bangladesh are comparatively more vulnerable to cyclones. In 2009, cyclone Ailaled to tidal surge and salinity intrusion. In order to understand the vulnerability of...
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Climate change and its variation have significant impact on coastal areas of Bangladesh. It’s a region predicted by experts to be one of the hardest hit by climate change induced sea level rise. Tidal River Management (TRM), a unique indigenous ecological knowledge of river management, was found to be an effective tool to combat climate change indu...
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This study was performed to assess the local public health impacts caused from the consumption of the municipal water supply in the study area. A field survey was conducted in Bangladesh National Hospital to get a statistical overview of the water borne health hazards' incidence rates among the dwellers of Sutrapur Thana. The study found that about...
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In this study, a few field experiments were conducted on a simple solar still and water quality analyses were done in laboratory to check the contaminants removal efficiency from raw water samples. A few water quality parameters such as pH, redox, electrical conductivity (EC), salinity, total dissolved solids (TDS), Escherichia coll and arsenic for...
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Springs or charras are a significant component of natural water source in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh. Mostly all the springs and some waterfalls provide freshwater which are essential for the sustainability of biodiversity and ecosystem. In hilly areas caves are also important for the sustainability of the ecosystem as it is the...
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Temporal and seasonal variability of As concentrations in groundwater were evaluated in As-affected areas of Matlab, southeastern Bangladesh. Groundwater samples from 61 randomly selected tubewells were analyzed for As concentrations over a period of three years and four months (from July 2002 to November 2005) and monitored seasonally (three times...
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Considering the hypothesis "shallow tube-well water might be contaminated by microorganisms from a nearby open pit latrine", litho-stratigraphy, physico-chemical properties along with microbial contamination level of shallow tube-well water and socio-economic aspects related to sanitation of a rural village (Gakulnagar, Bangladesh) were investigate...
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High arsenic (As) concentrations in groundwater pose a serious threat to the health of millions of people in Bangladesh. Reductive dissolution of Fe(III)-oxyhydroxides and release of its adsorbed As is considered to be the principal mechanism responsible for mobilisation of As. The distribution of As is extremely heterogeneous both laterally and ve...
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Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right. Several millions of people, mainly in developing countries are affected by arsenic in drinking water and the global impact now makes it a top priority water quality issue. A wide gap between the number of exposed people and the pace of mitigation programmes in rural areas of developing countries...
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A Participatory Geographical Information System (PGIS) has been developed recently to design and adapt Geographic Information System (GIS) that draws on the diversity of experiences associated with "participatory development" and involves communities in the production of GIS data and spatial decision-making tools. Participatory approach in the deve...
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There is an urgent need for Bangladesh to identify the arsenic (As) contaminated tubewells (TWs) in order to assess the health risks and initiate appropriate mitigation measures. This will involve testing water in millions of TWs and raising community awareness about the health problems related to chronic As exposure from drinking water. Field test...
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Groundwater with high concentration of geogenic arsenic (As) occurs extensively in the Holocene alluvial aquifers of Bangladesh. Local drillers in Matlab Upazilla are constructing deeper tubewells than in the recent past, primarily because of low concentrations of dissolved Fe and As. Locally a thick layer of black to grey sediments overlies an oxi...
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The Bangladesh Arsenic Mitigation and Water Supply Program (BAMWSP) has compiled field-kit measurements of the arsenic content of groundwater for nearly five million wells. By comparing the spatial distribution of arsenic inferred from these field-kit measurements with geo-referenced laboratory data in a portion of Araihazar upazila, it is shown he...
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This study examined 2,006 pregnant women chronically exposed to a range of naturally-occurring concentrations of arsenic in drinking-water in three upazilas in Bangladesh to find out relationships between arsenic exposure and selected reproductive health outcomes. While there was a small but statistically significant association between arsenic exp...
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A number of safe-drinking water options such as household filters, pond sand filters etc. has been tested and implemented in high-risk areas. The results have not been very encouraging, as the different options have not been widely accepted by the people. In Matlab Upazila more than 82% of the tube wells have arsenic levels above the drinking water...
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The presence of elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater of Bangladesh, has severely impaired the decade long effort of providing safe water to nearly 98% of its population and putting an estimated 35 million people-nearly one fourth of the total population -at risk. In order to address this problem, a project titled "Arsenic i...
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The role of nutritional factors in arsenic metabolism and toxicity is not clear. Provision of certain low protein diets resulted in decreased excretion of DMA and increased tissue retention of arsenic in experimental studies. This paper reports a prevalence comparison study conducted in Bangladesh to assess the nutritional status among the chronic...
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Sustainable community-based safe water options have been successfully operating in two upazilas involving 531 villages and encompassing a population of 497,488. Testing of tubewells for arsenic was carried out on a census basis by trained village health workers (VHWs) using the Merck field-testing kit. A total of 51,685 tubewells were tested and fu...
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The discovery of arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh has been described as “the biggest mass poisoning in history” ([1][1]). More than 80% of the population in the country now have access to drinking water supplied from hand-pumps dug over the previous two decades, and the discovery of