It is the largest delta in the world… And it is a country. Its name is Bangladesh. Almost three hundred watercourses pass through Bangladesh. They shape the country’s geography and the lifestyle of its people.
Thus the 160 million inhabitants of the country, which ranks among the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, have learnt how to live in the middle of water and adapt to its whims.
Here and for all, water remains the main resource, whether talking of fishing or agriculture, on which nearly 70% of Bangladeshi are depending.
However, today, that lifelong ally has become a true threat. If the global warming keeps going at the same pace, Bangladesh could lose up to 17% of its territory by 2050. Between 20 and 40 million people would end up with no land under their feet.