Case Study - Bangladesh

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Bangladesh flooding - 2004 


  • Bangladesh 
  • 70% of country is less than 1m above sea level
  • most densely populated country with 180 million people 
  • Mega Delta - 53 rivers emptying into Bay of Bengal 
  • Annual monsoon - snow melts


  • More violent monsoon due to global warming caused more snow to melt and ground to become saturated. 
  • Urbanisation caused surface run off.
  • Deforestation stopped interception allowing water to make it to river


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