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UDW project ‘Living Polders’

13 June 2016 - 20 July 2021
Khulna – Bangladesh, Khulna, Bangladesh
Khulna, Bangladesh

Managed deltas are social-ecological systems that provide flood- and food security. However, land subsidence and sea level rise render deltas vulnerable to flooding, the impact of which is exacerbated by population growth and urbanization. These stresses affect institutional requirements for delta systems. Polders can mitigate these threats by offering flood protection and increased food production. In Bangladesh, polders increased yields, but at the delta level, they affected rivers drainage capacity and siltation. At the polder level, they caused land subsidence,…

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