Delta Alliance News and Events Archive

Nature publication: 'Global-scale human impact on delta morphology has led to net land area gain' Abstract (partly): River deltas rank among the most economically and ecologically valuable environments on Earth. Even in the absence of sea-level rise, deltas are increasingly vulnerable to coastal hazards as declining sediment supply and climate change alter their sediment budget, affecting delta morphology and possibly leading to erosion. However, the relationship between deltaic sediment budgets, oceanographic forces of waves and tides, and delta morphology has remained poorly quantified. Here we show how the morphology of about 11,000 coastal deltas worldwide, ranging from small bayhead deltas to mega-deltas, has been affected by river damming and deforestation.
J.H. Nienhuis, A.D. Ashton, D.A. Edmonds, A.J.F. Hoitink, A.J. Kettner, J.C. Rowland & T.E. Törnqvist, in Nature, Wednesday 22 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
Delta Waters - Research to Support Integrated Water and Environmental Management in the Lower Mississippi River (2013) Placed in a larger, global perspective, research on integrated water management in the Lower Mississippi River bears comparison with issues faced and addressed in other large deltas around the world. What insights might they offer for the Mississippi delta, and what might the Mississippi delta offer in scientific understanding and expertise for other regions? This report’s sponsor, The Water Institute of the Gulf (Water Institute), asked the National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board to address these questions in this study. Work of the Delta Alliance is frequently cited to by this publication.
USA National Research Council, Friday 1 November 2019
Myanmar Water Portal The aim of the Myanmar Water Portal, published by The National Water Agency, is to share, educate and inspire (future) water leaders with opportunities and knowledge from the Myanmar Water sector.
The Myanmar Water Agency, Thursday 31 October 2019
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