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Type Working Paper
Title Climate change impact and disaster vulnerabilities in the coastal areas of Bangladesh
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
URL http://www.preventionweb.net/files/4032_DisasterBD.pdf
Abstract
The coastal areas of Bangladesh is different from rest of the country not only
because of its unique geo-physical characteristics but also for different sociopolitical
consequences that often limits people’s access to endowed resources
and perpetuate risk and vulnerabilities. Coastal areas include coastal plain
islands, tidal flats, estuaries, neretic and offshore waters. It extends to the edge
of a wide (about 20 km) continental self. A vast river network, a dynamic
estuarine system and a drainage basin intersect the coastal zone, which made
coastal ecosystem as a potential source of natural resources, diversified fauna
and floral composition, though there also have immense risk of natural
disasters.

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