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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…

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Response:
· Money & 400 tonnes of rice distributed
· Fresh water, purification tablets & sanitation services provided
· 5000 flood shelters in high risk areas
· Improved flood warning system


Management:

Hard Engineering Soft Engineering
Dams Purifying water
Pumping stations NGOs provide equipment for farming
Drainage systems Training people…

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