Flooding

Flooding is a significant natural disaster in Bangladesh, which makes the nation vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Because of its low-lying geography and proximity to extensive river systems, the riverine islands, or chars, of Bangladesh are particularly susceptible to flood-related damage. This research aims to evaluate the social vulnerability of riverine island inhabitants, examine the impacts of flood disasters on their lives, scrutinize their strategies for adaptation, and identify the challenges they encounter in acclimating to their environment thoroughly.

To achieve these goals, the study primarily utilizes a qualitative methodological approach, supplemented by quantitative data, thereby adopting a mixed-methods framework to enhance the study’s comprehensiveness and validity. Data collection was conducted using both primary and secondary methods. Primary data were gathered meticulously from individuals affected by flooding through a comprehensive strategy that included questionnaire surveys, focus group discussions, participatory observation, and interviews with key informants. Secondary data, on the other hand, were systematically sourced from a diverse range of published and unpublished materials, including academic journals, books, newspapers, magazines, documents from non-governmental organizations, annual reports, and institutional websites.

Author(s) Details:

Babul Hossain,
Management Science and Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing-210000, China.

Guoqing Shi,
National Research Center for Resettlement, Hohai University, Nanjing-210000, China.

Md. Nazirul Islam Sarker,
School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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