Bangladesh Case Study Flooding in LEDC

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  • Case Study: Bangladesh   LEDC
    • July-September 2004
    • 60% of the country was submerged
      • Just in July
        • People suffered from diarrhoea because floodwaters left mud and raw sewage
    • 600 deaths reported and 30 million left homeless
      • Just in July
        • People suffered from diarrhoea because floodwaters left mud and raw sewage
    • On September 13th things got worse
      • 35cm of rain fell
      • Death toll rose to over 750
      • Airport at Dhaka was flooded
      • Many roads and railways flooded
    • $7 of damage to schools and  hospitals
    • In rural areas crops, such as rice, were washed away
    • Short term solutions
      • Relief aid supplied: food, medicines, clothing and blankets
      • Local communities began to rebuild their home
    • Longer term solutions
      • embankments built along the river
      • Flood warning and provision of flood shelters
        • Flood shelters and in areas of raised land
  • Why did it flood? HUMAN CAUSES
    • Deforestation in Nepal and Himalayas increases surface run-off and means that there is deposition and flooding downstream
    • Poorly maintained levees that leak and collapse in times of high discharge
    • Global warming means a rise in sea level
    • Urbanisation of floodplain due to population increase

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