Bangladesh Wing

The Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing (DABW) is a knowledge driven network in Bangladesh under the Delta Alliance with the mission of improving the resilience of the world's deltas in general. DABW focusses on Bangladesh in particular, brings together many parties and supports a joint perspective for addressing issues of importance in Bangladesh as a delta country. The Wing is coordinated by Prof Monowar Hossain, ED of IWM and in the Steering Committee BUET, CEGIS, BWP, BCAS and WARPO are currently participating.

Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta

The Ganges Brahmaputra Delta, also named Ganges Delta, Sunderban Delta or Bengal Delta is situated in Asia where the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers discharge, together with the Meghna river, into the Bay of Bengal. It is, with a surface area of some 100.000 km2, the world's largest Delta. Like the national Bangladesh Delta Plan, currently being formulated, the Wing focuses on Bangladesh as a delta country as a whole. Important delta issues are urbanization, over population, climate change, sedimentation and erosion, salinity, disaster preparedness (cyclones) and food security.
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Monowar Hossain, Institute of Water Modelling, Bangladesh - mnh(at)
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News and activities

Government Bangladesh approves Delta Plan 2100
The government of Bangladesh approved the Delta Plan 2100 with the view to harness  the huge potentials of Bangladesh as a delta country through water resource management, ensuring food and water security and tackling disasters.
The 700-page Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, mainly revolves around investments in water management, food security, water security and emergency response. It must make the low-lying delta resistant to the effects of floods, droughts, increasingly severe monsoons and cyclones and advancing salinisation.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Wing coordinator Monowar Hossain and director Kim van Nieuwaal in Delft (April 2018)
During their meeting they discussed amongst others the latest developments in Bangladesh. The Deltacap project is now under way for one year, coordinated by the Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing, together with IHE and Wageningen University and Research and in close collaboration with the Bangladesh government. 

Seminar on Adaptive Delta Management: Bangladesh Perspective, programme and meeting report (2 May 2017)
Institute of Water Modelling and partners of Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing organised a seminar on Adaptive Delta Management: Bangladesh Perspective on 2 May 2017 at WARPO Conference Room, Dhaka. Prof. Dr. M. Monowar Hossain, Executive Director, IWM chaired the seminar.
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DeltaCap project
The Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing is actively involved in supporting capacity development for the implementation for the Bangladesh Delta Plan.
The objectives of the DeltaCap project are:
Strengthening education and training capacities for water sector professionals requirte to putting the Bangladesh Delta Plan on the ground
Operationalizes the proposed decentralisation of water management issues and regionalisation of water related policies proposed in the Delta Plan
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Global Water Partnership 
Delta Alliance (GWP DA) Learning Deltas: IWM and BWP support this initiative and work closely together with Myanmar.
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Recent sediment flux to the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta system
Highlights a.o.: The temporal natural of the sediment flux in GBM delta has been explored. Sediment flux to the GBM delta is not constant which is being considered in planning documents. Sediment flux from the Ganges and Brahmaputra is decreasing due to multiple reasons. The combined decrease in sediment from the Ganges and Brahmaputra is 10 MT/year. Considering the sediment trend is vital for sustainable management of the GBM Delta.
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Tuesday 10 July 2018

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas
This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world’s largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh.
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Monday 9 July 2018


Adaptive delta management: a comparison between The Netherlands and Bangladesh Delta Program
This publications describes the delta plans that are developed in the Netherlands and Bangladesh to address current and future water related challenges, using an adaptive delta management approach.
International Journal of River Basin Management
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Thursday 8 March 2018
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