Flash Flood and Adaptive Crop Agriculture in North-Eastern Bangladesh: Peoples Centered Early Warning Systems for Erratic Flash Floods in the Haor Region
The greater Haor Basin is a large flash flood zone in the northeastern part of Bangladesh. Modeling and dissemination of forecasts and warnings are weak for flash floods in Bangladesh. There is no single organization with overall responsibility for disseminating flood forecasts and warnings to potential users. This book aims to fill this gap by making extensive use of scientific and traditional knowledge to provide probability information for assessment of flash flood vulnerability. It offers new opportunities to develop and implement a user-friendly, interactive decision support system for flood forecasting and to identify the affected areas using dynamic modeling. The book concludes with an effective early warning system. This new knowledge can change the existing hazard scenario and facilitate informed decision making to adopt proper measures for preparedness, mitigation, planning and management. This kind of advance warning will help authorities for better flood preparedness and effective mitigation.