The confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghnarivers, Bangladesh (WWDR3, 2009)

Click on the map to access a detailed view. Map prepared for WWAP by AFDEC.

Recurring water-related hazards, declining freshwater availability and poisoning from naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater have undermined the health and livelihoods of millions in this densely populated country. Climate change might further aggravate this situation. Efforts to institutionalize integrated water resources management will play a significant role in reducing the burden of persistent poverty, especially among rural populations. 

 

 

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