Final Report on Assessment, Concept Design and Layout for Proposed Rainwater Harvesting Infrastructure in Southwestern Bangladesh

Final Report-Concept design and layout

Due to climate change, saltwater intrusion is increasing in low-lying coastal areas of the Bangladesh and the frequency and intensity of disasters like cyclone for example SIDR (2007) and AILA (2009) have increased. The increased natural disasters had been affecting the fresh water sources of the coastal belt. The study therefore endeavors to illustrate the potential of rainwater harvesting as an alternative drinking water option in the coastal belt particularly at the institutional level. In so doing, the study analyzes the appropriateness of RWH system components considering the local context of Southern part of Bangladesh.