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Drought Scenario in Bangladesh

Water Insecurity: A Social Dilemma

ISBN: 978-1-78190-882-2, eISBN: 978-1-78190-883-9

ISSN: 2040-7262

Publication date: 11 August 2014

Abstract

All over the world, Bangladesh is well known as a flood- and cyclone-affected country. But in the recent years the slow onset disaster of drought is more frequent in Bangladesh due to climatic as well as nonclimatic variability. As a consequence, agriculture along with its dependent farmers’ livelihoods tremendously experience its adverse impacts. Therefore, the main focus of this chapter is to discuss about drought, its effects on different sectors, and how in different levels a number of drought risk management actions are carried out to cope with this insidious disaster in the context of Bangladesh.

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Acknowledgment

The first author gratefully acknowledges the support from GCOE-ARS postdoctoral program of Kyoto University and conducted her research under Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan.

Citation

Habiba, U. and Shaw, R. (2014), "Drought Scenario in Bangladesh", Water Insecurity: A Social Dilemma (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 213-245. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2013)0000013016

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