Growth Single 2020 / Jashim Salam

Jashim Salam

Growth Singles: Water World

Sian (6) at her house submerged by floodwater at Chaktai, Chittagong. The tidal flood inundated many places in Chittagong, causing great damage to inhabitants. In the past few years, climate change has begun to take a major toll on my home city of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Tidal surge – water levels rising significantly beyond the tide levels that astronomy predicts – has begun to affect the city as much as twice a day, resulting in frequent flooding of residential and business areas. Chittagong, the second largest city in the country, is densely populated by people from all over Bangladesh who have come to the city to make a living, leaving areas plagued by river erosion, lack of jobs, and natural disasters such as cyclones.