Assessment of people’s perception on water logging in Chittagong city corporation area, Bangladesh
Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder, Md. Sahadat Hossain, Abdullah Al Nayeem
Port city Chittagong, the second largest city of Bangladesh is facing various socio-environmental problems due to rapid growth of urbanization. Thus, planning for limited natural and physical resources along with management issues have been considered as the foremost concerns by this city authority. In recent year, it is suffering from extensive water logging problem during the monsoon season which has been creating adverse impacts on the biophysical, economic and social activities. This study aimed to assess the status of water logging with people’s perception (N=492) based on their income in 41 wards of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC). The study found that East Sholashahar, East Bakalia, South Patenga are most water logging prone areas by their rank whereas Chandgaon, Lal Khan Bazar, Jamal Khan are at low risk. Besides, most of the people (> 75%) of high and medium income groups in different wards expressed their negligible impacts caused by water logging, whereas none of people from low income group satisfied with this situation for being severely hampered by income generation. This study is important for urban planning in consideration with all types of income groups for achieving sustainable development goals.