July 2020

Fifteen day-ahead flood forecasts saved livelihoods in Bangladesh

Northern and Central Bangladesh brace for more floodwaters as discharge from the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basin is predicted to increase in the next 7 days (https://flood-ffwc.rimes.int) amid presently above-danger water levels. Three days ago, 14 districts were already flooded for several days, with 7 districts experiencing severe floods with water levels of over 1 meter above the danger level (Figure 1).