As the world's climate changes, we are all becoming aware just how completely devastating flooding can be to our towns and countryside. Understanding the many impacts of flooding on any community is therefore vital. This comprehensive resource explores the physical and human causes of flooding in Bangladesh, including climate change. It then explores the social, economic and environmental impacts of this flooding before providing examples of a variety of flood management strategies, including hard engineering, early warning systems, adaptation of lifestyles and the role of the international community in reducing global warming. This is a complete and accessible look at a force which can impact on us all.