Integration through Compartmentalization? Pitfalls of “Poldering” in Bangladesh

J.F. Warner

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    The article sketches the history of the Flood Action Plan 20 (FAP-20), an experiment with polder compartmentalization, seeking to integrate flood management, drainage, and irrigation, and make it more democratic in response to the destructive 1987 and 1988 floods in Bangladesh. As a transferred technology the project took too little cognizance of local physical, social, institutional, and economic context and practices to be able to work successfully. The project did bring previously unavailable amenities to the region that served as a shelter area in the floods of 1998.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)65-83
    Number of pages19
    JournalNature and culture
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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