Seminar Adaptive Delta Management: Bangladesh Perspective (2 May 2017)

Date, timeTuesday 2 May 2017, 9:30 am to 1:15 pm (Bangladesh Time)
Location          WARPO Conference Room, WARPO Bhaban, 72, Green Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Participationby invitation only

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. M. Shah Alam Khan, Professor, IWFM, BUET

Discussions by Designated Guests
• Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Superintending Engineer, BWDB
• Prof. Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman, Head, Department of WRE, BUET
• Mr. Abu Saleh Khan, Deputy Executive Director (Opn), IWM
• Mr. Md. Sarafat Hossain Khan, Director General, WARPO
• Dr. Khondaker Azharul Haq, President, BWP

The Seminar will be chaired by the Prof. Dr. M. Monowar Hossain, Coordinator, Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing & Executive Director, IWM.

Adaptive Delta Management
Adaptive delta management is an approach to deal with development uncertainties in a transparent and sensible way to support decision making with regard to water policy, planning and infrastructural investments. It links current decision making to future choices. It builds further upon years of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) experiences. Climate change threatens people living in delta areas all over the world. Climate change, land subsidence, increasing population and economic development increase the risk of floods and droughts. Through Adaptive delta management we can assess the potential impacts of climate induced disasters and the development and implementation of adaptation measures. To develop long-term scenarios for Delta regions, a holistic adaptive approach is required for sustainable delta management. ADM combines adaption and flexibility to empower robust decisions based on a better understanding of future scenarios. This, all-inclusive approach to delta management, would protect, restore and enhance the delta ecosystem and its services.
For good performance of ADM, a resilient, functioning estuary and surrounding terrestrial landscape is needed, which can support viable populations and migratory species with diverse and biologically appropriate habitats, functional corridors, and ecosystem processes. Bangladesh Delta inherits all these characteristics and thus has become the focus of ADM.

>> Read more in the concept note

Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing
Monday 24 April 2017
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