Ahmad, Farhana: Travel Grant - 2017-2018

College: 
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Department: 
City and Regional Planning
Project Title: 
Climate Adaption and Water Scarcity in Khulna Bangladesh
Project Abstract: 
 Bangladesh is frequently described as the ‘world’s most vulnerable country to climate change’. The country has become a hot zone for massive proliferation of climate change adaptation programming. In fact, climate adaptation strategies penetrate every aspect of development planning particularly in the southwestern coastal belt, widely referred to as the ‘climate hot-spot’. My research is to look at one such adaptation investment in the water sector  in the southwest where I will ask two questions: First, how do local institutions and activists shape the politics and possibilities for urban water adaptation in the context of climate change? Second, in what ways does scarcity manufactured in this context disadvantage the poor?