Flooding in Bangladesh Assessment Task:You are a photo editor for a news organisation who is putting together a presentation on the causes, effects and responses to ﬂooding in Bangladesh. You will be concentrating on one particular ﬂood event in 1998.There SHOULD be more than one photo for each section. Each photo has to have a caption that describes and explains the relevance of the photo. I.e. it should not be – here is a picture of ﬂat “Bangladesh in mainly low lying ﬂat land with …% being land, it should be: less than …. Metres above sea level. This means when rivers ﬂood it covers a large area of land. Source: www.mrpiersiscoolandhisphotosaregreat.com •What are the Causes, Effects and Responses to Flooding in Bangladesh.
PHYSICAL CAUSE Melting glaciers in theHimalayas are melting very quickly and running into rivers which causes huge ﬂooding problems in Bangladesh. As the water rises many homes andpeople’s lives will be taken away.
HUMAN CAUSE A human cause is deforestation because peoplekeep cutting down trees and that makes ﬂooding worse a swell
case study 1998 ﬂoods• On the next few pages add the effects of the ﬂood. You should look at the primary effects (those that happen straight away) and the secondary effects (those that may happen over the next few days and months)
PRIMARY EFFECTS drowning in Bangladesh is a primary effect because if • Drowning you cant breathe for a certain time you die and the currant i s really strong.. drowning animals in Bangladesh • Drowning animals is a primary effect because the animals cant swim forever. • Temporary shelter temporary shelter is a primary effect because people all need to stay somewhere and then they dont have enough space for every bodyCrops being destroyed crops being destroyed is a primary effect because when they get to much water or are no handled carefully it gets destroyed.
SECONDARY EFFECTS lack of food in Bangladesh• Lack of food is a secondary effect becuase they still have food for a while but then they run out. snake bites in bangladesh• Snake bites is a secondary effect because you do not die strate away and snakes do not bite you right away death in bangladesh is a• Death secondary effect because you dont die right away unless it is drowning,
RESPONSES TO FLOODING• Here you will look at the immediate and longer term responses of the government and other organisations• Think about medical help, food help in the ﬁrst instance and some of the longer term ways people could respond to regular ﬂooding.
IMMEDIATE RESPONSESboats to rescue peopleemergency supplies for food ,water, tents, and medicinespeople to re-pare or rebuild houses as well as services suchas sewage etc...aid from other countries.
LONG TERM RESPONSES TO FLOODING• Here you need to look at different responses such as ﬂood prevention schemes, shelters and early warning systems.
LONG TIME RESPONSESreduce deforestationbuild seven large dams in bangladesh to store excess waterbuild 5000 ﬂood shelters to accommodate all thepopulationcreate ﬂood water storage areasdevelop an effective ﬂood warning scheme
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