Bangladesh Floods: Views from Home and Abroad edited by Mir M. Ali, Rezaur Rahman and Salim Rashid ISBN 984 05 1414 8 1998 286p 240x175mm HB Tk.750.00 US$33.00
This book contains selected papers from the proceedings of two conferences arranged to discuss the recurring problem of catastrophic flooding in Bangladesh. The first conference was held in 1993 at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA and the second conference was held in 1995 in Bangladesh. The National Science Foundation of USA was the primary sponsor of the two conferences. The conferences were organized through the efforts of the Bangladesh Environment and Flood Committee in America (BEFCA), a group of Bangladeshi Americans, and the Institute of Flood Control, and Drainage Research of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
The primary goal of the conferences was to encourage the exchange of multiple viewpoints in an apolitical climate to seek solutions to the flood problem with the hope that the final solutions would be the ones that best serve Bangladeshi people as well as the citizens of the world. Experts from both Bangladesh and USA presented papers in the conferences and shared their experiences. It is hoped that this book will be a valuable source of information to interested researchers, environmentalists and decision makers on flood-related issues.
Mir M. Ali, Professor and Chairman, Structures Division, School of Architecture, University of Illinois.
M. Mozzammel Hoque, Professor, Institute of Flood Control and Drainage Research, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
Mohammad Rezaur Rahman, Institute of Flood Control and Drainage Research, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
Salim Rashid, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Syed Mohib Uddin Ahmed David E. Alexander Nani G. Bhowmik John B. Braden Jahir Uddin Chowdhury Shyamal Chowdhury J. Wayland Eheart M. Aminul Islam Mursaleena Islam L. Douglas James Albert.S. Kachic Amjad Hossain Khan Sufian A. Khondker Ainun Nishat Haroun Er Rashid Harun Rasid Jerry L. Rasmussen M. Shahjahan Sun Shuncai Abu Bakar Siddique Glenn E. Stout