Vol. 9 No. 1 (2022): The flood disaster management: A case study of Bangladesh
The flood disaster management: A case study of Bangladesh

The geographical location, land characteristics, multiplicity of rivers, and monsoon climate render Bangladesh highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Floods occur annually and affect half of the country. Bangladeshi Community people are habituated for living with flood and they shifting their living paradigm, LIVING but not COPING with flood. And it is a common living pattern for disaster prone Bangladeshi Community people. The study assessed the flood disaster management of Bangladesh.
The aim of this study was to synthesize the flood disasters, types, impact and to develop flood risk management profile of Bangladesh. The study was based on the literature review. The descriptive study design was adopted and used to find both qualitative and quantitate evidences. This study was based on secondary data. Data from various open sources such as EM-DAD, IPCC, CDC, WHO, GO, NGO, INGO etc. Since disasters are a long-term process both published and unpublished articles featuring during 1985-2015 were included in the study.

Bangladesh was impacted by different catastrophic floods especially 1988,1998, 2007. The paper will explain the floods types, impact, loses and death and management system by the Bangladeshi Government, different NGO, INGOs role and strategies for managing floods. Now a days, Bangladesh is a role model for disaster management among all other coastal zone areas in the world.