Bangladesh flooding

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  • Created by: Kerry
  • Created on: 28-03-13 14:13
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  • Bangladesh-Flooding
    • Causes
      • Human
        • Deforrestation in Himalayas
        • Urbanisation
        • 70% of water from outside Bangladesh
      • Natural
        • River basin covers an area of 1.7mkm
        • 50% of country is low lying
        • Confluence of 3 rivers
        • 70%  is less than 1 metre
    • Effects
      • Incomes dropped by 6%
      • 1000 killed
      • 50 million people left in poverty
      • 900 bridges destroyed
      • 15, 000 of roads destroyed
      • 25 million made homeless
    • Solutions
      • 5000 flood shelters built
      • 7 large dams built-$30-$40 million
      • Flood warning  system developed
      • 350km of embankment 7metres high built-$6 billion

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