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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study was initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), and UNDP and UN Women, with the support of UN Environment and OCHA and with the engagement of the following experts: Alexandre Chaikine, Mohammad Reazuddin, Md. Danesh Miah, Md. Sajidur Rahman and Arnold Egli (deployed through the UN Environment / OCHA Joint Unit with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation). The authors gratefully acknowledge the support and attention they received from all the sponsor agencies during the course of the study. The authors wish to acknowledge their sincere gratitude in particular to Kyoko Yokosuka, Md. Khurshid Alam and Arif M. Faisal of UNDP and Dilruba Haider of UN Women for their constant support and knowledge-based interventions. Arif M. Faisal was with the study team throughout their time in the field as well as in the consultation process, and deserves special thanks for his immense technical contribution in finalization of the report. The author also acknowledges the guidance and valuable inputs received from Mr. Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, Secretary (in Charge), Dr. Sultan Ahmed, Additional Secretary, Dr. Md. Mohiuddin, Joint Secretary (Forests), Dr. ANM Abdullah, Deputy Secretary (Forest) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Our appreciation also goes to the Cox’s Bazar units of the Department of Environment (DoE) and the Forest Department (FD) for providing baseline data and other relevant information. We would like to acknowledge support received from Mr. Ali Kabir Haider, DFO, Cox’s Bazar South Forest Division. DoE undertook the sampling of ground water and surface water and provided the test results. FD shared valuable information on forest land use in the study area. The authors are also greatly indebted to Md. Anwar Hossain and Abdul Malek, for their valuable contribution during the field data collection. The authors sincerely acknowledge the support they also received from the Arannayk Foundation Dhaka and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Dhaka, during the course of the study. The authors wish to express their special thanks to Kristofer Johnson (FAOBD) and Rashed Jalal (FAOBD) for their useful discussions with the study team and for providing crucial input in the development of the land cover GIS model. Sincere thanks are also due to Gavin Reynolds (Red Cross Federation) for his useful discussion on mitigation priorities and for providing the results of ground water analyses. Gratitude is also due to Abu Naim Md. Shafiullah Talukder (Sector & Cluster Coordinator-WASH) for providing valuable inputs in the project scoping. We also apreciate Mayeesha Azhar of UNDP for providing necessary logistical support and keeping records of stakeholder discussions.

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