Bangladesh floods 2004 case study

In the central region of Bangladesh is where the capital Dhaka is located and this city was severely affected. Government ministries involved in emergency response and deployed a team to assist in. Latermore than 1 million children suffered from malnutrition and disease in the following monthsgovernment rebuilding costs for roads and industry were estimated at US$ 2-3 billionemergency food aid was needed until the following year's harvest Strategies for managing floods- Short termIn the short term, the prime concern is always for the health, survival and suffering of the people affected.

Bangladesh was inundated by the time the waters began to recede in late-August, including. Agricultural Irrigation: Farmers irrigate their farm land with river water; they divert the water using small shallow canals to feed crops so they can thrive. Disaster Management activated emergency response committees at the local levels, and.

During the monsoon season, Bangladesh suffers from tropical storms (cyclones) that bring exceptional winds, intense precipitation and storm surges. Bangladesh also suffers from cyclones that bring high winds, heavy rainfall and storm surges. Landless labourers and small farmers were the most severely affected in rural areas and in the urban areas it was typically the slum dwellers squatting on poorly drained land who suffered the most. Bangladesh land area flooded, including most agricultural land and capital city Dhakaenvironmental effects- total land area flooded- river banks eroded, mainly enbankment areas close to main channels- rivers contaminated, so drinking water diseasedshort term responses- worked with non govt. In the monsoon season, as evaporation of the accumulated water happens over an extended period of time. Effects of the flood- Immediatefloods covered over half of Bangladesh760 people were killed8. Bangladesh is a low lying country most of which lies on the delta of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Physical factors: Sources of rivers are in Himalayas so snowmelt adds to the discharge during springS Asia has a monsoon climate and experiences a wet season between May and September when low pressure and winds blowing from SW across Bay of Bengal bring heavy rain to coastal regions.

As June through to August is monsoon season in Bangladesh, the monsoons brought more rain than usual, although severe floods have happened in the past. Economic impacts: Flood also caused serious damage to infrastructure – roads, bridges, embankments, railway lines, irrigation systemsAll domestic and internal flights had to be suspended during JulyRoad and rail links into Dhaka were severely affectedValue of damage was assessed as being in region of $2. Bangladesh, bringing three times the normal rainfall and causing flooding in the Dhaka and. The Government has formulated a number of assistance programs for the affected people to. Most of the country is the huge flood plain and delta of the rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra. But, relief operations are continuing in many areas while rehabilitation efforts are. From late June through to September the tree main rivers burst their banks, resulting in widespread flooding. These conditions seriously affect the discharge of all three rivers which cause regular floods. Population rely on subsistence agriculture to survive growing rice on rented plots of land so there is little income from taxation for Government and Bangladesh relies heavily on foreign aid to finance large scale development project which might help prevent floods. Human Factors: Urbanisation – the capital city Dhaka now has a population of more than 1 million peopleRapid deforestation in Himalayas has had a negative effect on rates of interception and evapotranspiration resulting in more water reaching the rivers.

Bangladesh being part of the Himalayas mountain range, home to the world largest on land mountain, Mount Everest. This will cause water levels to rise in the three main rivers on Bangladesh (Ganges, Jaimuna and Meghna) having an increasing risk of flooding. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Bangladesh has a monsoon climate which means the country experiences a wet season from May to September, when low pressure and winds blowing from the southwest bring heavy rain to coastal regions. During the emergency, access to potable water and sanitation facilities was diminished, as. Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline. A heavy reliance is placed upon emergency aid(food, drinking water, medicine, plastic sheets, boats for rescuing people and animals. All of these rivers’ sources come from the Himalayers which means snowmelt adds to their discharge in the spring.

Tropical cyclones from the Bay of Bengal bring heavy rain and storm waves in late summer. Present Remotely Send the link below via email or IMCopy Present to your audienceStart remote presentationInvited audience members will follow you as you navigate and presentPeople invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi accountThis link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentationA maximum of 30 users can follow your presentationLearn more about this feature in our knowledge base article.