International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
"Rainwater Catchment for Future Generations"
Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. - August 1991
10: Country Reports and Future Outlooks
The Necessity And Scope
Of Rainwater Harvest In Bangladesh
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a tropical country influenced by Monsoon climate. The average
annual rainfall is about 2300 mm. But more than 80% of that rainfall occurs during
a short period (May-August) resulting in huge runoff volume and subsequent floods.
On the other hand, during the dry season (Nov. - Feb.), there is almost no or
very little-rainfall resulting in too much shortage of water with subsequent severe
draught conditions. Due to this two extreme and opposite conditions prevailing
in Bangladesh the total economy of the country is suffered tremendously
In this paper, with respect to taking care of this two extreme situations to
some possible extend, the necessity and scope of rain water harvest in Bangladesh
has been discussed and suggested some strategies.
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