Heavy rains stoke fresh flash flood fear in Teesta basin

Bumper garlic produced in Rangpur

The continued heavy rain upstream sparked fears of a fresh wave of flash floods in the Teesta basin as the water level in the river Teesta came within 8cm of the danger mark at Dalia point in Nilphamari on Sunday morning. The Teesta’s water level is influenced by rain in Sikkim, where 368 per cent […]

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Was It a Flash Flood or Not? Categorizing Disaster Types in Historical Records

Was It a Flash Flood or Not? Categorizing Disaster Types in Historical Records

An aquaculture landscape in Rajapur, Bangladesh. Aquaculture farmers in Bangladesh tend complex aquatic systems that produce fish, vegetables and rice. These systems are especially vulnerable to flooding, which can increase salinity and affect fish health and production. Photo: Jacquelyn Turner, IRI One of the important applications of climate knowledge is in the area of disasters. […]

Unpredictable weather the year round

Unpredictable weather the year round

According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department, last year lightning occurred 20 per cent more than normal. Deaths caused by lightening were also 10 per cent more than the previous years, according to the disaster management and relief ministry. Meteorologist Abdul Mannan said temperature will remain higher than normal in the mainland and the Bay of Bengal […]

Tangail farmers busy cultivating honey to recoup flood loss

Tangail farmers busy cultivating honey to recoup flood loss

The farmers are hoping that they will be able to recoup the losses by collecting honey this year Farmers in Tangail are passing time now collecting nectar to adjust the loss caused by the flood in recent months in the district. More than 1 lakh farmers of crops and vegetables in Tangail incurred a loss […]

Thousands of farmers miss 3rd crop after prolonged flood

In the aftermath of this year’s prolonged flood, thousands of farmers failed to sow mustard plants in low-lying areas still submerged in waist-deep water. The submerged lowlands are mostly in river basins and beels where water usually dries up at this time of the year allowing for mustard cultivation, a way for many farmers to […]

Thousands left out of flood relief, Covid-19 incentive

Thousands left out of flood relief, Covid-19 incentive

Transparency and accountability in distribution of relief and incentives is of paramount importance Many real poor people and farmers missed out on flood relief, Covid-19 assistance and agricultural incentives due to nepotism and political bias. To ensure transparency, government officials at the upazila level need to be directly involved in relief and incentives distribution instead […]