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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Field and channel drainage Impact of subsidence on coastal areas

Tsunami reconstruction - helping rural people rebuild their lives: 14/6/2005.
FAO has analyzed the problems of subsidence and uplifting in tsunami affected countries, which has caused permanent loss of arable land to the sea, relocation of farmers who lost their land, and environmental damage to coral reefs and mangroves. These movements and horizontal displacements need close monitoring to prevent further saline water intrusion and degradation of water quality.
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