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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
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
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