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


Report ESPA Deltas Project Final Conference: Sustainable Development Goals in Deltas (22-23 November 2016) The Delta Alliance contributed to this conference by a.o. a presentation by Mrs Renske Peters, Executive Director of the Delta Alliance. She gave a presentation on Managing a developed delta: the Netherlands in Session 7 Generalising the lessons for deltas.
Monday 5 December 2016
Delta verzakt door minder cyclonen (in Dutch only) De dicht bevolkte Mekong Delta verzakt door gebrek aan sediment. Dat lijkt veroorzaakt door minder bovenstroomse cycloonactiviteit. Lees meer in het artikel van Marcel van Burgh (NRC) naar aanleiding van het artikel in Nature (Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity).
NRC, Thursday 20 October 2016


ESPA Deltas Project Final Conference: Sustainable Development Goals in Deltas (22-23 November 2016) The conference will disseminate the results from the ESPA (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation) Deltas project in the broader context of the SDGs. Experience from a number of other deltas from across the globe will be presented and the next steps to further develop, transfer and operationalise these insights will be considered.
Thursday 10 November 2016
Call for abstracts EGU 2017: Sustainable management of river deltas under pressure (23-28 April 2017) Invitation to submit an abstract to the EGU session ‘Sustainable management of river deltas under pressure’, which will be held at the EGU General Assembly 2017, 23-28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Tuesday 8 November 2016
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