Drought scenario in Bangladesh

Umma Habiba, Rajib Shaw

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All over the world, Bangladesh is well known as a flood- And cycloneaffected country. But in the recent years the slow onset disaster of drought is more frequent in Bangladesh due to climatic as well as nonclimatic variability. As a consequence, agriculture along with its dependent farmers' livelihoods tremendously experience its adverse impacts. Therefore, the main focus of this chapter is to discuss about drought, its effects on different sectors, and how in different levels a number of drought risk management actions are carried out to cope with this insidious disaster in the context of Bangladesh.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Insecurity
Subtitle of host publicationA Social Dilemma
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781781908822
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270


  • Agriculture
  • Drought
  • Livelihood
  • Northwest Bangladesh
  • Rainfall variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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