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  • Flooding
in
Bangladesh Assessment
Task:You
are
a
photo
editor
for
a
news
organiza>on
who
is
pu?ng
together
a
presenta>on
on
the
causes,
effects
and
responses
to
flooding
in
Bangladesh.
You
will
be
concentra>ng
on
one
par>cular
flood
event
in
1998.There

SHOULD
be
more
than
one
photo
for
each
sec>on.Each
photo
has
to
have
a
cap>on
that
describes
and
explains
the
relevance
of
the
photo. “Bangladesh
in
mainly
low
lying
flat
land
with
80%
being
I.e.
it
should
not
be
–
here
is
a
picture
of
flat
 less
than
6
meters
above
sea
level.
This
means
when
 rivers
flood
it
covers
a
large
area
of
land.
land,
it
should
be: Source:
www.mrpiersiscoolandhisphotosaregreat.com What
are
the
Causes,
Effects
and
 Responses
to
Flooding
in
Bangladesh.
  • Physical
Causes
of
Flooding When
cyclones
form,
the
 Bengal
Bay
acts
as
a
funnel
for
 >dal
waves
and
strong
winds.Since
80%
of
Bangladesh
is
 Bangladesh
has
a
monsoon
only
about
6
metres
above
 climate,
and
over
80%
of
it’s
sea
level,
it
floods
very
 rain
occurs
in
May‐
September,
easily.
 the
monsoon
period.

 2
  • During
the
spring
melt
in
the
 Himalayas,
a
lot
of
water
 comes
into
the
three
main
 rivers
and
over
flows
them.One
big
cause
of
flooding
in
 Since
the
period
of
heavy
rain
Bangladesh
is
the
three
major
 is
the
same
as
the
highest
rivers
leading
into
it‐
the
 temperatures,
it
combines
with
Brahputma,
Ganges,
and
 the
mel>ng
snow.Meghna
rivers. 3
  • Human
Causes
of
Flooding Sea
levels
are
rising
quickly
because
 of
global
warming.
If
all
the
ice
caps
 melt,
Bangladesh
will
no
longer
be
 above
water. Bangladesh
is
very
Trees
soak
up
water
prevent
 overpopulated,
so
there
is
a
floods,
but
if
they
are
cut
 higher
demand
for
homes
down
it
increases
flooding.
 and
things
like
wood,
 leading
to
more
 deforesta>on.
  • Case
Study
1998
Floods •
  • Primary
Effects Houses
are
destroyed
in
floods,
 leaving
thousands
of
people
 homeless.Animals
die
because
their
 Small
children
or
people
that
owners
cannot
afford
to
 can’t
swim
drown
very
easily
feed
them
or
from
water‐ during
floods.
borne
diseases. 6
  • Snakes
have
hide
in
small
 places
where
you
can’t
see
 them
in
floods,
causing
 hundreds
of
people
die
from
 snakebites
in
Bangladesh.Since
flood
water
is
always
 People
take
advantage
of
dirty,
water‐borne
diseases
 the
monsoon
season
to
such
as
diarrhea
are
very
 grow
rice,
but
floods
will
common.
 destroy
them
if
they
are
 saturated
in
water.
  • Secondary
Effects People
are
forced
to
live
on
the
 streets
if
their
homes
are
 destroyed.
Ruined
crops
and
dying
 With
no
crops
to
sell,
people
in
animals
lead
to
food
 Bangladesh
become
poor.shortages
and
hunger. 8
  • Responses
to
FloodingThe
Bangladesh
 Vegetable
seeds
are
handed
government
gives
out
food
 out
so
people
can
grow
their
packs
regularly. own
crops.
 Animals
are
>ed
up
to
stop
 them
running
away
in
panic.
  • Long
Term
Responses
to
Flooding 
Concrete
shelters
are
also
 built.
To
keep
water
out,
they
 are
designed
to
have
legs
four
 metres
above
the
ground.Walls
are
being
built
to
keep
 Roads
are
improved
to
make
out
the
water.
 evacua>on
easier.
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  • • www.indiareport.com• www.southasia.oneworld.net• www.blog.sustainablog.org• www.muslimvolunteerblog.com• www.osmosiawater.com• www.greenpeace.org• www.flickr.com• www.bdcan.ca• www.amberinbangladesh.blogspot.com 12