Delta Alliance News and Events Archive

Report: Bangladesh Stakeholder Workshop on Adaptive Delta Management A stakeholder workshop was held on 27th January 2020 at the institute building of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. The workshop was organized by the ‘Adaptive delta management: development, acculturation, and dissemination in Bangladesh and Indonesia’ project, funded by Urbanizing Deltas of the World Program of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
Institute of Water and Flood Management, BUET, Monday 27 January 2020
Seminar report of 'Territorios del Agua' Reflection and exchange of Argentinean academic projects, plus the perspective and experience of The Netherlands. In this seminar, representatives of different Argentinean universities presented graduate and postgraduate workshop productions, to generate a scope for reflection on the problem of the design and implementation of nature-based solutions in Argentina. Additionally, Dutch experts offered keynote lectures with reflections and case studies on nature-based solutions (NBS). Aim was to discuss the benefits associated with NBS, as well as to review successful cases around the world.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Thursday 23 January 2020
New paper on future groundwater extraction-induced subsidence and elevation evolution of the Mekong delta The newest paper on land subsidence research in the Mekong delta has been published in Environmental Research Communications. It presents land subsidence projections following groundwater extraction scenarios and consequent elevation evolution.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Thursday 23 January 2020
Strategic Delta Planning: Strengthening strategic delta planning processes in Bangladesh, the Netherlands, Vietnam and beyond The Strategic Delta Planning research project (2014-2020), aiming at a better understanding of the dynamics of delta planning, is a collaboration between 11 Bangladesh, Dutch and Vietnamese organisations, and looks back and presents its major findings for strategic planners and other delta professionals.
NWO funded programme 'Urbanising Deltas of the World', Monday 23 December 2019
Student activities for Red River Delta water resources in Vietnam Efforts are being made to promote the Faculty of Water Resources at the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment (HUNRE), including building a sensible, youth-oriented communication strategy such as building a youthful Facebook page and developing media content tailored to the interests of students.
Delta Alliance secretary, Thursday 19 December 2019
Mekong Delta freshwater in peril by sand mining and dam construction Researchers from The Netherlands have found that increased salt intrusion and tides in the Mekong Delta relate to sediment starvation from upstream dams and sand mining in the delta. The rising tides have major implications for river bank erosion and city flooding in subsiding and progressively vulnerable cities and urban areas.
Utrecht University, Tuesday 10 December 2019
Delta Alliance workshop held on sediment and salinity in the coastal areas of Bangladesh On 13 November 2019, a workshop on “Sediment and Salinity in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh” has been arranged under Delta Wings Activity Fund 2019, organized by Institute of Water Modelling on behalf of the Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Monday 9 December 2019
Bangladesh Delta Bulletin, no. 3 This newsletter contains short messages, news and announcements, with the objective to share knowledge and experience related to adaptive delta management and the implementation of the Bangladesh Delta Plan. In this 3rd bulletin you will find messages about various recent events and trainings and news on recent papers.
Delta Alliance International Secretariat, Thursday 5 December 2019
Delta Alliance workshop held about land subsidence in delta cities of northern Java On 27 November 2019, the Delta Alliance Indonesia Wing organized a workshop, entitled: 'Land subsidence in delta cities of northern Java', and aimed to strengthen research on land subsidence in northern Java and the disseminations on present policies at national and local levels.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Monday 2 December 2019
Subsidence Policy Brief and Sinking Cities II Brochure The policy brief, entitled: 'Subsidence in urbanizing deltas and coastal zones' describes briefly the challenges and the actionable approaches to counteract subsidence. The policy brief has its rationale and recommendations from an updated version of the ‘Sinking Cities’ brochure, which provides a more in-depth step-wise guidance in addressing high rates of subsidence, illustrated by a number of case studies and actionable practices.
Deltares, Thursday 28 November 2019
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