A holistic perspective on changing rainfall-driven flood risk is provided for the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Economic losses from floods have greatly increased, principally driven by the expanding
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The basin area of the Ganges river in Bangladesh is extremely dependent on a regular water supply from upstream to meet requirements for agriculture, fisheries, navigation, salinity control, domestic and industrial sectors. In 1975 India commissioned a barrage on the Ganga river at Farakka to divert significant portion of the dry season flow in order to make the Calcutta port navigable.