Floods in Bangladesh: History, Dynamics and Rethinking the Role of the Himalayas

Floods in Bangladesh: History, Dynamics and Rethinking the Role of the Himalayas, ed. Hofer,Thomas and Messerli, Bruno (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2006).

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  • Editor Hofer,Thomas
    Messerli, Bruno
    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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