Bangladesh Industrial Pollution (Sources and Impacts) Estimating System (BIPES)
Geographic focus: Bangladesh
Date completed: 2002
Environmental regulators in developing countries often lack the necessary information to set priorities, strategies, and action plans. Shamim Hasan, a student at Jhangirnagar University, in Bangladesh, studied the relationship between industrialization and environmental contamination at the national level. Shamim created a series of maps showing pollution load distribution across districts in Bangladesh. Shamim recommended that government officials identify the impacts of industrial pollution on human health, fish production, agriculture and wetlands.
Topics / keywords: Industrialization; Pollution