water pollution

Stop disturbing the Sundarbans!

Restrain traffic of ships through the forest

Monitor groundwater to manage it better

Climate impact on groundwater and solutions

Prioritise piped water supply in our municipalities

The municipal bodies must take water supply as their mandatory function more seriously and draw up a medium-term plan to bring 100 percent of urban population under a piped water supply network by 2030.

Execution of law, accountability essential to save rivers: Speakers

Ensuring accountability of government agencies in-charge of conserving rivers, empowering National River Conservation Commission (NRCC), enhancing the institutional capacity, and executing concerned laws with political commitment are some of the essential factors to save the country’s rivers, speakers in a roundtable discussion have said.

Shut factories operating illegally, polluting Buriganga

The High Court orders the Department of Environment (DoE) DoE to shut down the operations of all industries, factories and other structures on both shores of Buriganga River, which running without its approval and polluting the river.

Worries over wastewater

Textile industries would be dumping a mind-boggling 20,300 crore litres of untreated wastewater into the country's waterbodies every year from 2021 if the current situation did not improve, said a Buet study.

Dhaleshwari in danger

The pollution level in the Dhaleshwari has worsened ever since the Tannery Industrial Estate was set up near the river in Savar.

Poisoning the Dhaleshwari

After the Buriganga, the tannery industry is now polluting the Dhaleshwari river, as the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) for treating liquid waste and hazardous chemicals is yet to be fully operational.

Water: Garments’ invisible price

Bangladesh boasts as the world’s number two garment exporter. Every third European has a t-shirt made in Bangladesh on his back. Every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. But this is not a story of how many million pieces we export. This is a story of the invisible price we pay every time a jeans rolls out of a factory in Bangladesh. The western buyers little know how much water, that precious resource, was used to wash and dye his shirt. The figures are mind boggling.

March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017

Pollution From Waste: Buriganga water shows signs of improvement

However insignificant, the quality of Buriganga water is showing signs of improvement.

April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016

ADB signs $30m loan for garment sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signs a $30-million loan deal with Brac Bank, which will be used to finance the construction and upgrade of garment factories in Bangladesh.

January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016

No standards set for water filters

Companies never tire of boasting about their products, and consumers are easily enticed. But in the case of water purifiers and filters,

April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015

The dying Shahjahanpur Jheel (video)

A deltaic country, the plains of Bangladesh are crisscrossed with a million water bodies. The canals, marshlands and the rivers make the quintessential image that Rural Bengal conjures up.

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