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


Publication: Adaptive delta management: a comparison between The Netherlands and Bangladesh Delta Program Publication: Adaptive delta management: a comparison between The Netherlands and Bangladesh Delta Program
Thursday 8 March 2018
New book: Too Big. Rebuild by Design: A Transformative approach to Climate Change A guide for to politicians, designers, change managers, community leaders, researchers, activists and others. Rebuild by Design (RBD) was developed for the ‘Presidential Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force’ after hurricane Sandy hit. One of the authors is Henk Ovink, IGB member of the Delta Alliance.
Thursday 1 March 2018


Blik op de delta's: kansen voor NKWK vanuit internationaal perspectief (17 april 2018, Wageningen) De Delta Alliance organiseert tijdens de vierde NKWK conferentie 'Van papier naar praktijk' een sessie.
Delta Alliance Secretariat, Tuesday 6 March 2018
International Conference Water Science for Impact (16-18 October 2018) This large international and multidiscipinary water conference is convened within the framework of the WUR 100 years centennial celebrations, and is organised by WUR, Deltares, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). The conference will focus on the interaction between science and society in developing solutions for pressing water related problems as identified in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
WUR, Deltares, RIVM, PBL, Wednesday 31 January 2018
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