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


Kampf ums Land - Die Deltas der Welt wappnen sich Die großen Flussdeltas gehören zu den am dichtesten besiedelten Lebensräumen der Welt - und zu den gefährdetsten. Immer mehr Flüsse werden gestaut und verlieren so ihre Sedimentfracht, lange bevor daraus im Delta neuer Boden entstehen könnte. Gleichzeitig nagt der Meeresspiegelanstieg an den flachen Mündungsgebieten. Den Deltas droht das Ertrinken.
Monika Seynsche in report DeutschlandFunk, Sunday 29 May 2016
Comprehensive report of world’s transboundary water basins finds hotspots of risk The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s 286 transboundary river basins identifies hotspots at risk from a variety of issues; geopolitical risks are projected to increase in the next 15 to 30 years.
Center for Environmental Systems Research, Germany; Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University; City University of New York, Delta Alliance; International Union for the Conservation of Nature; International Geosphere-Biosphere Program; Oregon State University; Stockholm International Water Institute; and the United Nations Environment Program-DHI Partnership, Monday 2 May 2016
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