Impact details: coastal flooding

impact chain for tropical coastal areas / sea-level rise (click nodes to view details):
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Rawlani, A. K., & Sovacool, B. K. (2011). Building responsiveness to climate change through community based adaptation in Bangladesh. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 16(8), 845-863. South Asia: Bangladesh Bangladesh lies in the delta of three of the largest rivers in the world (the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Meghna) that have a combined peak discharge of 180,000 cubic meters per second during the flood season, and carry about two billion tons of sediments each year. SLR will increase river water levels, water logging, erosion, and flooding during monsoons. Flooding intensity depends on water flows coming from three different directions (SLR, river flooding, glacier melting) rendering the country extremely vulnerable. Rivers surrounding polders may increase in the range of 30-80 cm, completely flooding human settlements by 2100. The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of development partners, has invested more than $10 billion over the last 35 years to manage disaster-related risks. These investments have included flood management schemes, coastal polders, cyclone and flood shelters, and the raising of roads and highways above flood levels. A project lead by the Ministry of Environment and Forests has four components: 1) Enhancing the adaptive capacity of coastal communities and protective ecosystems through community-led interventions focusing on afforestation, 2) strengthening national and sub-national, and local capacities, 3) Reviewing and revising coastal management practices and policies, 4) developing a functional system for the collection, distribution and internalisation of climate related knowledge.

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