Floods in Bangladesh: History, Dynamics and Rethinking the Role of the Himalayas
Title Floods in Bangladesh: History, Dynamics and Rethinking the Role of the Himalayas Publication Date 2006 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages xxx,468 Language eng Abstract
There is no statistical evidence that the frequency of flooding in Bangladesh has increased during the 20th century. There is indication however, that the inter-annual variation of floods and the areal extent of big events have increased since 1950. Is it really true that deforestation and land use practices of the Himalayan farmers are to blame for the recurring and devastating monsoon floods in the plains of the Ganga and Brahmaputra? This book presents new evidence resulting from a research project onfloods in Bangladesh in the context of highland-lowland linkages.--Publisher's description.
Copyright Holder UNU Press Copyright Year 2006 Copyright type Creative commons ISBN 9789280811216
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