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CLIP 333

Flood defence - embankments in Bangladesh

Flood defence - embankments in Bangladesh
Key Info
  • Flood defence - embankments in Bangladesh
  • Duration: 03:18
  • Exploration of the impact of flooding on people in Bangladesh and the measures taken to protect people, such as embankments and sluice gates. Houses and even whole villages are built on top of embankments but every eight years devastating floods destroy homes and crops, and spread disease. In Tangail District a combination of embankments and sluice gates allow enough water for fishing and farming but protect homes from flooding and help a community of weavers to rebuild their lives.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: embankment, flooding, farming, fishing, sluice gates, disease, hunger, weavers, Bangladesh, Tangail, water flood defence
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip to learn about flooding and ways to reduce its impact.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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