JaLCDOI 10.18926/fest/11503
FullText URL 008_053_062.pdf
Author A.M., Dewan| Nishigaki, Makoto| Komatsu, Mitsuru|
Abstract Flood becomes regular feature in riverrine Bangladesh. Every year, around 21 percent of land is flooded during monsoon season, however, in severe situation this figure shot up to more than 60 percent of total land. This paper is an attempt to analyze hydrological characteristics of two catastrophic events (1988 and 1998 flood) in the light of flood history in Bangladesh. The analysis demonstrates that the 1998 flood was more severe than the 1988 one. Moreover, the 1998 flood was also prolonged than the 1988 flood due to heavy rainfall inside and outside of the country. Finally, flood management issues in Bangladesh have been analyzed and found that structural solution to mitigate flood is not the only solution. Based on the analysis some possible mitigation options are put foward.
Keywords Flood Flood Management Danger level Peak floods Deforestation
Publication Title 岡山大学環境理工学部研究報告
Published Date 2003-03
Volume volume8
Issue issue1
Start Page 53
End Page 62
ISSN 1341-9099
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002313768