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International Journal for Empirical Education and Research

Flooding in Bangladesh: A Geographical Advantage & Disadvantage of Times

Author: Jahidul Islam | Published on: 2019-02-28 23:11:43   Page: 31-41   222

Abstract
Bangladesh is prone to flooding due to being situated on the Ganges Delta and the many distributaries flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Coastal flooding, combined with the bursting of river banks is common, and severely affects the landscape and society of Bangladesh. 80% of Bangladesh is floodplain, and it has an extensive sea coastline, rendering the nation very much at risk of periodic widespread damage. Whilst more permanent defenses, strengthened with reinforced concrete, are being built, many embankments are composed purely of soil and turf and made by local farmers. Flooding normally occurs during the monsoon season from June to September. The convectional rainfall of the monsoon is added to by relief rainfall caused by the Himalayas. Melt water from the Himalayas is also a significant input.

Keywords
Flood; Bangladesh; Advantage of Flood; Disadvantage of Flood; Periodical Overview.

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    Author Details


    Jahidul Islam
    Department of Disaster Science and Management
    University of Dhaka
    jahidrummandu@yahoo.com