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


Dutch-Ghanaian student team jointly worked on complex challenges of the Ghana Volta Delta A group of students and teachers from Delft University of Technology, faculties of Architecture and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Technology, Policy and Management worked with Ghanaian students of KNUST, Central University and University of Ghana to develop integrated solutions for the complex challenges of the Volta Delta in Ghana.
Monday 20 November 2017
Media coverage: Launch of the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation was launched with speakers including Mr. Erik Solheim, Mrs. Noaka Ishii, Mr. Ovais Sarmad and Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. The Delta Alliance is partner and member of the Preparatory Group.
IISD, Wednesday 15 November 2017


EGU session: Sustainable management of river deltas under pressure (8-13 April 2018) Invitation to submit an abstract to the session ‘Sustainable management of river deltas under pressure’ (Session GM6.6/BG7.6/HS5.17), to be held at the EGU General Assembly 2018, 8-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria. The aim of this session is to bring together knowledge of both natural and societal processes (inter)acting in a delta, and their impacts, which is essential to find sustainable solutions for delta management. We invite contributions to this session on (1) human-induced processes driving change in river deltas, (2) impacts of these changing conditions, and (3) optimising delta management solutions, in particular by using an interdisciplinary approach.
Future Deltas, Thursday 14 December 2017
Mini-debate and book launch 'State of the Delta' (18 December 2017) The book ‘The State of the Delta’ by Professor Han Meyer describes how the rise of advanced technologies of hydraulic engineering and water management in The Netherlands are related to the development of specific urban patterns and particular social and political institutions and resulted in a completely artificial, man-made landscape.
Monday 11 December 2017
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