Delta Alliance News

Poll on challenges and opportunities in worldwide deltas Delta Alliance would like to ask 10 minutes of your time to fill in a poll on challenges and opportunities faced by the deltas of the world.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Friday 20 February 2015
Delta Alliance supports Mekong Delta in Viet Nam taking the next step in safegarding the delta’s values At the Mekong Delta Forum, held in HCMC on 2nd and 3rd of February, Delta Alliance’s chairperson Mrs. Tineke Huizinga spoke on the importance of integrating sectoral interests and joint planning and financing. As Dutch minister for Water she supported the development of the Mekong Delta Plan that was presented in December 2013.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Thursday 12 February 2015
Balance Island goes international Dutch consortium investigates potential of Balance Island concept for deltas of Bangladesh and Vietnam.
Delta Alliance / Grontmij, Tuesday 10 February 2015
Launch new call for proposals Urbanising Deltas of the World The NWO research and innovation programme Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) has launched a new call for proposals (€3M), which aims to fund projects that address business challenges in deltas in developing countries. UDW invites interested parties to apply for preliminary proposals, which can be submitted until 16 March 2015.
NWO, Wednesday 14 January 2015
Delta Alliance Newsletter (January 2015) In this issue you find news articles, publications, tools, workshop reports, and information on different topics, such as Wing developments.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Tuesday 6 January 2015
Netherlands Burma Water Management Cooperation to Address Challenges, Boost Trade Burma and the Netherlands resumed water management cooperation in 2013 after a hiatus of some 25 years. During a recent visit by the Dutch minister of infrastructure and transport, both sides expanded the cooperation and revealed plans for a joint US$20 million pilot project to improve use of the Irrawaddy River. Wim van Driel from the Delta Alliance was interviewed for this article.
The IRRAWADDY, Tuesday 24 June 2014
Shrinking and Sinking Deltas: Major role of Dams in delta subsidence and Effective Sea Level Rise Studies and reports from the ground are warning us that most of the deltas around the world are shrinking due to catastrophic sea level rise. And not all the blame can be put on climate change. According to several independent scientific studies, the major reason behind this effective sea level rise is delta subsidence. The major reason behind this is sediment trapping by the dams built on the upstream rivers, which are starving deltas of sediment and result in oceans eroding and literally devouring precious deltas. Download the report.
SANDRP, South Asia Network on Dams Rivers and People, Thursday 29 May 2014
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