Life on the watery margins of Bangladesh is a painful balance between prosperity and destruction.Farmers living in the Char Moddho Uria in the district of Gaibandha benefit from some of the country’s richest soil and produce high yields, but the concentration of rivers and tributaries in the area means the residents must cope with an equally high risk of environmental

disasters.
Every  year the  water  from  South  Asia’s  great  rivers  is funneled  down  into  Bangladesh  from  India  and  Tibet, bearing  million  tons  of  silt.  These are  rampant  and swollen  and also have  the  power  to  tear  the  land  this way and that, carving new courses every year, creating islands  in  the  rivers  only  to  destroy  them  in  the  near future.Known  locally  as ‘Chars’,these  islands  are evanescent,  difficult  to  access,  and  form  an  extremely dynamic  environment  for  more  than  a  half  million people  trying  to  make  a  living  despite  extreme  and hazardous    conditions    of    frequent    environmental pressures.
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