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Floods in Bangladesh : history, dynamics, and rethinking the role of the himalayas

Author: Thomas Hofer; Bruno Messerli
Publisher: Japan : United Nations University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Höfer, Thomas.
Floods in Bangladesh.
Japan : United Nations University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006012159
Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hofer; Bruno Messerli
ISBN: 9280811215 9789280811216 9781429441643 142944164X
OCLC Number: 144618536
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 468 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The project on Bangladesh floods : background, framework and key questions --
Floods in Bangladesh : understanding the basic principles --
The data situation : the need to compromise --
The history of flooding in the lowlands of the Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers --
Understanding Bangladesh floods in the context of highland-lowland linkages --
Erosion and sedimentation processes in the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin in the context of highland-lowland linkages --
Floods in Bangladesh : the human dimension --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Thomas Hofer and Bruno Messerli.
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Deforestation and land use practices of Himalayan farmers are commonly blamed for the recurring, devastating monsoon floods in the plains of the Ganges and Brahmaputra. This work presents evidence to  Read more...

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