case study: water supply/pollution issues in Dhaka

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groundwater overexploration

  • abstraction of groundwater at current rate is unsustainable
  • this is due to 82% of the city's water supply coming from ground water as most surface run off is too polluted to drink

flooding

  • bangladesh has regular flooding some of which will flood levels of 4.5m
  • this is due to high rainfall, flooding from surrounding rivers/canals and lack of…

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