Welcome to the Delta Alliance website

For the resilience of deltas worldwide

Delta Alliance is an international knowledge-driven network organization with the mission of improving the resilience of the world’s deltas. With increasing pressure from population growth, industrialization and a changing climate, it is more important than ever that these valuable and vulnerable locations increase their resilience to changing conditions. Delta Alliance brings people together who live and work in deltas. They can benefit from each other’s experience and expertise and as such contribute to an increased resilience of their delta region.

Delta Alliance has ten network wings where activities are focused: California Bay (USA), Ciliwung and Mahakam (Indonesia), Mekong (Vietnam), Rhine-Meuse (the Netherlands), Nile (Egypt), Pantanal (Brazil), Ganges-Brahmaputra (Bangladesh), Mississippi (USA), Yangtze (China) and Parana (Argentina). Additional network wings will soon be included in Delta Alliance to further benefit from the wealth of information available in these deltas.

Delta Alliance video presentation, during the Climate Delta Conference 2010


Stakeholder initiative: Roundtable for a a Dialogue on the Reconquista River Basin (31 May 2017) The Roundtable for a Dialogue on the Reconquista River Basin was organised by the Delta Alliance Argentinean Wing, Fundación Torcuato Di Tella, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Comité de Cuenca del Río Reconquista (COMIREC)-Reconquista Basin Committee. A full meeting report is available.
Delta Alliance Argentina Wing, Tuesday 13 June 2017
Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation, flyer available The GCECA welcomes end-users, donors, partners, and dialogue with initiatives and organisations to partner and complement work undertaken by others. The Centre is part of a large international network working together with partner organisations a.o. the Delta Alliance and will be launched at COP23 in Bonn in November 2017. Read more in the fyer.
Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation, Wednesday 24 May 2017


Webinar: Adaptive Delta Management: Opportunities and Barriers (29 June 2017) The world’s river deltas and coastal cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable due to pressures from climate change, rising sea levels, and growing populations. Governments plan infrastructure and policies to achieve resilience to (future) pressures endangering a safe living environment in deltas. This webinar aims to identify under which conditions and with what modifications ADM can be successfully applied elsewhere. Based on experience and expert opinions, the applicability of ADM in other adaptive planning contexts such as Vietnam, Bangladesh and the U.S. will be reviewed.
Delta Alliance / Deltares, Thursday 15 June 2017
DIMI Colloquium Integrated Design and Engineering in Deltas (28 June 2017) This colloquium will present theories and methods of integrated engineering and design and reflect upon several recent multidisciplinary research projects in which researchers from multiple domains worked together on challenges of deltas.
TU Delft / DMI, Thursday 8 June 2017
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