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Unplanned urbanization of Dhaka city: increase of rainfall induced flood vulnerability

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dc.contributor.advisor Maniruzzaman, K. M. Ali, Mirza Abdul 2010-09-23T10:27:42Z 2010-09-23T10:27:42Z 2006 2006-09
dc.identifier.other ID 05268001
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master in Disaster Management, 2006.
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of Dissertation.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 56).
dc.description.abstract Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh is one of the most populous megacities in the world. As the growth of urban population tacking place at an exceptionally rapid rate, the city is unable to cope with changing situations due to their internal resource constraints and management limitations. In recent years Dhaka City is facing extensive water logging during the monsoon (May to October) as a common and regular problem of the city like water pollution, traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, solid waste disposal, black smoke etc. This research applied remote sensing and GIS techniques to detect the low land status in different time period and the trend of unplanned urbanization that is one of the major causes of water logging in Dhaka City. Remote sensing could provide timely and low-cost information on floods and land use status whereas GIS is an excellent tool in handling information in land management and flood mitigation. Management of drainage system of Dhaka City is presently a challenge for the urban authorities because of rapid growth of population and unplanned development activities. Therefore, a close coordination among urban authorities and agencies and collaboration between public and private sectors is needed for effective management and sustainable operation of urban drainage system. It ascertain the inherent causes of such water logging and its effects on the city life from the perception of authorities of different development organizations, experts and people living in different parts of Dhaka City. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Mirza Abdul Ali
dc.format.extent 69 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject Disaster management
dc.subject Urbanization
dc.subject Drainage system
dc.subject Water logging
dc.subject GIS
dc.title Unplanned urbanization of Dhaka city: increase of rainfall induced flood vulnerability en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture, BRAC University M. Disaster Management

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