Bapon (SHM) Fakhruddin, PhD

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Early warning system (EWS) is an integral part of human to influence perceptions, decisions and behaviour in times of adverse conditions and crises. Thus an early warning system integrated science, institutions and society for hazard detection to trigger warning, influences behavior for decision making and community response. People still EWS as their immediate warning and evacuation process to save lives. The notion of the Last Mile originated from the need that EWS… Read More

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh surrounded by river networks, which is, in turn, connected to a network of internal drainage system. Flood occurs frequently in this mega city due to both river flood and drainage congestions. Flood is the most common kind of disaster the city faced during the last fifty years since 1954. Flood management of the city is crucial for reducing the enormous loss to capital investments and sufferings to… Read More

Samoan Islands are prone to climatic hazards that will likely increase in coming decades, affecting coastal communities and infrastructure around the islands. Climate models do not predict a reduction of such disaster events in the future in Samoa; indeed, most predict an increase in such events. Future rainfall in Samoa is uncertain as model results have been inconsistent; however, projections generally suggest that the dry season rainfall will decrease but the wet… Read More