Delta Alliance News and Events Archive

Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface article: 'Resilience of River Deltas in the Anthropocene' Abstract (partly): At a global scale, delta morphologies are subject to rapid change as a result of direct and indirect effects of human activity. This jeopardizes the ecosystem services of deltas, including protection against flood hazards, facilitation of navigation, and biodiversity. Direct manifestations of delta morphological instability include river bank failure, which may lead to avulsion, persistent channel incision or aggregation, and a change of the sedimentary regime to hyperturbid conditions. Notwithstanding the in-depth knowledge developed over the past decades about those topics, existing understanding is fragmented, and the predictive capacity of morphodynamic models is limited.
Hoitink, A.J.F., Nittrouer, J.A., Passalacqua, P., Shaw, J.B., Langendoen, E.J., Huismans, Y., & van Maren, D.S., in JGR: Earth Surface, Tuesday 3 March 2020
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
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
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