People are directly and indirectly exposed to changing weather patterns through changes in the quality of water, air, and food changes in ecosystems, agriculture, industry, human settlements and the economy. Hence, this study explored local perceived reasons for safe drinking water scarcity and under such circumstances the coping responses in their region. This is a descriptive study based on qualitative methods. Male and female informants (30 + years of age) were purposively identified and data for the study were collected in three ways, through observation and informal discussion, in-depth interviews (n 1/4 18), and three focus group discussions in a coastal village of Bangladesh. Climate change consequences include damaged trees and increased salinity intrusion, leading to a scarcity of safe drinking water. To cope with such scarcity of water, small scale road side mangrove tree planting was found to protect fresh water from salt water. In addition, cost effective rainwater preservation in the community during the rainy season was taken as mitigation of the scarcity of safe drinking water. Considering the geographical and socio-economic context of any specific region, cost effective and environment friendly local adaptive measures can reduce or mitigate the impact of climate change on water resources.
Small-scale mangrove tree planting … on the roadside to protect the fresh water supply from salt water. 13.02.2019 - AC/NS/BT all agreed not enough information was given as to whether the tree planting was restoring tree vegetation previously present or whether a new habitat type was created (mangroves were planted but unclear if mangroves were there before or another tree type) therefore labeled as created habitat
|Climate change impacts||Effect of Nbs on CCI||Effect measures|
|Coastal salt water intrusion||Positive||Qualitative analysis, reported perceptions of effectiveness FOR BOTH COASTAL EROSION(WAVE) AND SALT INTRUSION|
|Coastal erosion||Positive||Qualitative analysis, reported perceptions of effectiveness FOR BOTH COASTAL EROSION(WAVE) AND SALT INTRUSION|
coastal village of Koyra Upazila (1,322.77 sq km) in Khulna district