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  • Created on: 17-01-12 19:00

River Flooding 

Bangladesh 1998

Natural causes 

  • all rivers have basins in other countries
  • suffers from tidal flooding 

Human causes

  • Densely populated 
    • 900 people per kilometre squared 
    • rapid growth 2. percent 
    • small country 
    • 3/4 live in delta.  
  • Deforestation 
    • many trees in upper course removed 
  • River diversion 
    • diverted for irrigation 
    • stopped river sediments 
    • Bangladesh sinking 
    • fresh water wells 
      • water level increased 
  • International loans 
    • spent on repayment not defense
  • overseas pressure
    • government has pressure to build factories so opportunity cost.  
  • Inadequate overseas aid.  
    • many flood schemes set up by world bank been inefficient 

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