Fight floods & disasters through regional cooperation

24 December, 2019

Dear All:

Bangladesh is a flood-prone country and thus under constant threat of flooding. Every year, floods destroy lives, livestock, and infrastructure, bringing an enormous financial toll. During disasters, obtaining reliable information is crucial. Earth observation and geospatial technologies provide prompt information to take effective decisions for comprehensive flood, and disaster management in Bangladesh.

However, efficient tools for flood inundation mapping and flood damage assessment can be useful for emergency response, and disaster management. It is well known that Bangladesh has a long history of natural disasters. Between 1980 and 2008, Bangladesh experienced 219 natural disasters that caused over USD $16 billion in total damage. Due to the flat topography and climatic features, more than 80 per cent of the population is potentially exposed to floods. In the last few decades, flood frequency, intensity, duration, and devastation have increased in Bangladesh. So identifying flood-damaged areas is highly essential for an effective flood response...

You may go through my full write up though this link:

Fight floods & disasters through regional cooperation

PARVEZ BABUL, The Daily Observer, December 20, 2019.

Happy reading!

Thank you so much for your time!

Best regards,

Parvez Babul

Journalist poet and activist

Dhaka, Bangladesh


HIFA profile: Parvez Babul is a health journalist in Bangladesh and write articles on health, nutrition, gender, women's empowerment, climate change and development issues in national international newspapers. His book: Women's Empowerment, Food Security and Climate Change has been published in February this year. He is the Convener of Bangladesh Climate Change Journalists Forum. He has been working to improve health and nutrition situation of the women and children in Bangladesh through working with an international voluntary organization. Parvez Babul welcomes email from the members of HIFA at:,