Delta Alliance News and Events Archive

Learning with Wings: collective learning and mechanism for learning Against a background of adaptive delta management in the complex delta of Bangladesh, this study focuses on capturing how people and organisations in the Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing (DABW) learn. The study addresses the process in which learning is taking place in the Bangladesh Wing, and what important elements therein are. For this purpose, a survey has been disseminated, and the responses collected cover a variety of organisations related to delta management and the DABW, and a range of key professionals in this field.
Delta Alliance International Secretariat, Tuesday 19 February 2019
Leapfrogging Delta Management in Myanmar In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less efficient and more expensive older technologies, the road is free for more advanced and cost-effective solutions!
TU Delft, Monday 18 February 2019
Delft Global | Staff Exchange Fund Fund to promote and strengthen cooperation between researchers of the TU Delft and researchers of universities in developing countries. It provides the opportunity to apply for a grant for staff exchange (a visit of a foreign researcher to TU Delft or a visit of a Delft researcher to a university in a developing country).
TU Delft, Monday 18 February 2019
Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation in Deltas, key findings from the DECCMA project Deltas are home to 500 million people worldwide and known as a climate change “hotspot” – a place where high exposure to climate stresses coincides with high levels of vulnerability. DECCMA has been undertaking research on climate and environmental change, migration and adaptation in three delta systems: the transboundary Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna megadelta (comprising the Indian Bengal delta, as well as the bulk in Bangladesh), the Mahanadi delta in India, and the Volta in Ghana.
DECCMA, Monday 18 February 2019
MSc Thesis Rizky Moes: Modelling Peak Flow at 10-minutes Resolution in the Upper Ciliwung Catchment, Indonesia The Indonesian capital city of Jakarta is a typical delta city suffering from regular riverine flooding (Figure 1), usually in the peak of the wet season (November to January). One of the causes is the still ongoing structural increase of the peak discharge intensity of the rivers crossing the city due to land use change in the upstream parts of the catchments, steep mountainous areas (±3000m +MSL) in the south of Java island.
WUR, Saturday 16 February 2019
Thesis: Spatial Quality as a decisive criterion in flood risk strategies: An integrated approach for flood risk management strategy development, with spatial quality as an ex-ante criterion Citation: NILLESEN, Anne Loes. Spatial Quality as a decisive criterion in flood risk strategies. A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 1-202, jan. 2019. ISSN 2214-7233.
TU Delft, Tuesday 5 February 2019
Application of remote sensing and citizen science in monitoring water resources in the Red River Delta - fieldwork activities Application of remote sensing and citizen science in monitoring water resources in the Red River delta - fieldwork activities The objectives of the fieldwork were to validate the certainties of the results estimated by remote sensing analysis and to maintain the involvement of citizen in a data provider system which is jointly using the two free data sources: 1) remote sensing and 2) citizen science. It can be concluded that continuous measurements of some water parameters in the Red River Delta are important to persistently build a dataset for both research and training. Annual activities continuously organised by HUNRE are building a bigger database and are better providing educational services. Small funding prove that it certainly can provide many supportive activities if it is reasonably used.
DA Vietnam Red River Wing, Monday 21 January 2019
Publication: Basin-scale land use impacts on world deltas: Human vs natural forcings Publication by the Spain Wing coordinator, reference: C. Ibáñez et al., Basin-scale land use impacts on world deltas: Human vs natural forcings, Global and Planetary Change 173 (2019) 24–32.
Delta Alliance Spain Wing, Tuesday 15 January 2019
The Delta Alliance welcomes Benin as new Wing The Delta Alliance welcomes Benin as new Wing. The Wing brings organisations, institutes, developers and experts together who live and work in and around the deltaic systems in Benin and neighbouring countries. The Ouémé Delta in Benin is the focus area for the work of Wing.
Delta Alliance International Secretariat, Saturday 12 January 2019
Call for abstracts and sessions: Saline Futures Conference (deadline 14 February) The conference will take place on 10-13 September 2019 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands). Addressing Climate Change and Food Security, Building a community of science and practice on saline agriculture. The call for abstracts and sessions is now open, deadline 14 February.
Thursday 3 January 2019
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