Water Crisis in Bangladesh

By: Kiersten Heels, Savannah Hobbs, Natalie Norris

Bangladesh : Water is going on?

  • With a population over 158,512,570 clean water scarce.
  • The time of year affects this warmer seasons bring massive amounts of water, dryer seasons bring drought.
  • 90% Of the Bangladesh population uses Monsoons as a water source.
  • Two general reasons for such water scarcity is drought and dry seasons.
  • Salinity in the water is increasing, One of these factors is the construction of the Farakka Barrage, a structure in India that diverts water from the Ganges to irrigate Indian soil. This decreases the flow of the Ganges thereby causing the salinity to increase
  • The groundwater in Bangladesh is no help considering climate change has also caused rising sea levels which are claiming precious water from freshwater river deltas. This increase in salinity affects the soil and the quality of the groundwater.

  • 80% of this water is used for agriculture.

  • The three Great Rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna are no help, One of these factors is The great rivers all originate in other countries and the amount of water that eventually gets to Bangladesh is greatly limited by the booming populations of China and India. Only 7% of the total land that creates the watersheds for these rivers is in Bangladesh. Therefore the Bengalis have very little control over how much water they receive from these sources

Possible Solutions

  • They are installing wells and other water projects with support from people like you. Local teams engage with communities to promote good hygiene as well.

Where is Bangladesh

  • India is located on the Indian sub-continent in South Asia. It is bound by Pakistan to the northwest, China, Bhutan and Nepal to the north, Myanmar and Bangladesh to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the southeast and the Arabian Sea to the southwest.... Nepal.