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After the Flood 2

Synopsis
The Mississippi is one of the most rigorously controlled and engineered rivers in the world, yet in the summer of 1993 it suffered the worst flooding in its history. Fundamental questions are being asked about whether river engineering really works, or whether trying to tame a river actually makes floods worse. Answers are vital, because Bangladesh is about to launch the most ambitious flood control project ever attempted. If the engineers get it wrong, it will be disastrous.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 18 Apr 94.
Subjects
Engineering; Environmental science
Keywords
Bangladesh; floods; Mississippi River; river engineering; rivers

Credits

Producer
Bettina Lerner
Writer
Bettina Lerner
Contributor
Jana Bennett; Malcolm Clark

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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