Women’s Adjustment with Flood in Ganges Dependent Area of Bangladesh

Author(s): Asib Ahmed

Book Name: Flood risk management in South Asia

Editor(s): O.P. Mishra, Mriganka Ghatak and Ahmed Kama

Publisher: SAARC DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTRE (SDMC)

Year: 2012

Abstract:

 

The paper attempts to fid out the adjustment practices of women with flod in Ganges Dependent
Area (GDA) of Bangladesh. The study area is amongst the flod prone area of Bangladesh which is
mostly dependent on the river Ganges (in Bangladesh, The Padma). The sources of the river are in the
Himalayas, support rich ecosystems and irrigate million hectares of lands, thereby supporting some
of the highest population densities in the world. The aim of this paper is to portray the adjustment
procedures of women in Ganges Dependent Area of Bangladesh. Besides, the study also suggests
some measures to deal with the flod disaster in the study area.

Citation:

Ahmed A., 2012. “Women’s Adjustment with Flood in Ganges Dependent Area of Bangladesh” in Flood risk management in South Asia, O.P. Mishra, Mriganka Ghatak and Ahmed Kama (eds.) SAARC Disaster Management Center, New Delhi, India, December, 2012

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