Case Study: Bangladesh Flood

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What were the 5 physical causes of the flood?
Tropical cyclones, 70% of the country is less than 1m above sea level, monsoon rains, snow melt in Himalayas (Ganges river), rising river beds
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What were the 7 human causes of the flood?
Deforestation, Bhakra dam, global warming - increased rainfall, building on flood plains, confluence, impermeable surfaces and population increase is increasing amount of impermeable surfaces
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What were 6 primary effects of the flood?
Half of Bangladesh underwater, 760 killed, 8.5 million homeless, 35 million were affected, transport links were destroyed and farming land is destroyed
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What were 3 secondary effects of the flood?
1 million suffer malnutrition, $2 - $3 million rebuild cost and emergency food required until the harvest of the following year
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What were 4 short term responses?
Emergency aid, help to rebuild, food for livestock and shelters for the homeless were set up
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What was implemented as a long term response?
The flood action plan of Bangladesh but it failed due to corruption within the Bangladesh government
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What did the plan involve doing?
3500km of levees and sluice gates, 7 large dams and 15 floodwater basins
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