People's Report on Bangladesh Environment 2001 is a pioneering attempt at capturing environmental perception of the citizens of the country. The Report focuses on people's livelihood and liberty; their land, food security and other basic rights; their aspiration for quality governance and equity; their struggle for survival with dignity and creativity. It ably puts people first and brings them at the centre stage of decision-making process on environmental management. The information presented in this Report originates from scores of people's dialogues and expert investigations. The first volume of the Report contains issues related to land, water, forestry, industry, urbanization etc. The second volume contains a comprehensive database on environment. The Report is an outcome of a shared effort of many environmental experts, citizens and research officers of Unnayan Shamannay.
Atiur Rahman is Executive Chairman of Shamunnay and Senior Research Fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He was awarded Ph.D. from the University of London. He has authored Beel Dakatia: Environmental Consequences of a Development Disaster (UPL) and Peasants and Classes: A Study in Differentiation in Bangladesh (Zed Books). M. Ashraf Ali
M. Ashraf Ali, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Department at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), is a specialist in arsenic, solid waste management, water quality and air pollution. Besides teaching engineering, he is involved in environmental research. Some of his significant works include: Development of Low-cost Technologies for Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater, Water Quality Problems in the Coastal Areas