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Bangladesh Floods, 2004
Location: East Asia, South of Nepal and Tibet and neighbours India.
Date: JulySeptember 2004
General Info: Bangladesh is a flat, low lying country built upon the delta of 3 main rivers
Ganges, Brahmaputra and the Mengha. It is part of a 1.7 million km² drainage basin and less
than 50% of the country is 12m above sea level. Bangladesh is the most densely populated
country in the world today.…read more

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· Money & 400 tonnes of rice distributed
· Fresh water, purification tablets & sanitation services provided
· 5000 flood shelters in high risk areas
· Improved flood warning system
Hard Engineering Soft Engineering
Dams Purifying water
Pumping stations NGOs provide equipment for farming
Drainage systems Training people to farm in flood conditions
Embankments Sandbar cropping
Farming ducks and fish
Cluster villages
· 7 dams under construction, costing $3040bn.…read more


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