Contents: Foreword. Glossary. 1. Freshwater wetlands in Bangladesh: opportunities and options/Akbar Ali Khan. 2. Freshwater wetlands in Bangladesh: status and issues/Ainun Nishat. 3. Water development activities and their impacts on wetlands/Hamidur Rahman Khan. 4. Characteristics and dynamics of wetland soils/S.M. Imamul Huq and Golam Monowar Kamal. 5. Ecological characteristics of freshwater wetlands/A.K.M. Nazrul-Islam. 6. Plant diversity and their conservation in freshwater wetlands/Ansarul Karim. 7. Faunal diversity and their conservation in freshwater wetlands/Sohrab Uddin Sarker. 8. Limnology and pollution of wetlands/A.K.M. Nurul Islam. 9. Wetlands and fisheries/A.K. Ataur Rahman. 10. Agricultural development and sustainability of wetlands/S.M.H. Zaman. 11. Socio-economic characteristics of freshwater wetlands in Bangladesh/S. Zahir Sadeque and M. Aminul Islam. 12. Socio-economic issues in management of freshwater wetlands in Bangladesh/Jyotirmoy Talukder. 13. Wetland policies, rules and regulations in Bangladesh/Rini Reza. 14. Institutional aspects of wetland management in Bangladesh/Md. Fazlul Huq. 15. Laws on wetlands in Bangladesh: a complex legal regime/Mohiuddin Farooque. 16. Awareness and public participation in wetland management/A.M. Sharafuddin. 17. Considerations for a national wetland inventory/Raguibuddin Ahmed, Stanley M. Hirst, Ron D. Livingston and Michael R. Pooley. 18. Potential initiatives for wetland management in the North Eastern region of Bangladesh/S.L. Bennett, Anisuzzaman Khan and S.M.A. Rashid. 19. Wetland management and international perspective/Patrick J. Dugan. 20. Recommendations towards conservation and sustainable management of freshwater wetlands in Bangladesh. Contributors.
From the foreword: This book has brought under one cover an overview of concerns, issues, extent of data availability and possible freshwater wetland management approaches perceived by professionals, academics and researchers who come from divergent backgrounds. It is hoped that this book will provide a guideline for future wetland management in Bangladesh."