Bangladesh Wing

Coordinator: Monowar Hossain - mnh(at)

The Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing (DABW) is an international knowledge driven network organization with the mission of improving the resilience of the world's deltas. DABW brings together many parties and supports a joint perspective for addressing issues of importance in Bangladesh and other deltas.  

Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta (general information)
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A selection of activities and documents:

  • Asia Water Leadership Award 2016 presented to Bangladesh Wing coordinator
    Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing coordinator Prof Monowar Hossain received the Asia Water Leadership Award 2016. He got the award for ‘his strategic and iconic contribution to the water community and society at large’.
    Delta Alliance Secretary / Institute of Water Modelling, Monday 15 August 2016
  • DA Wing Bangladesh in newsarticle: 'Land-reclamation from Bay solution to overpopulation'
    Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) and Partners of Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing jointly organised the workshop on 'Urban Flooding in Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta', The News Today, Monday 11 May 2015
  • Workshop on Urban flooding in Ganges Delta, 10 May 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    The Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing is organizing a workshop on ‘Urban Flooding in the Ganges Delta’ on 10th of May. The tentative programme is attached for your reference. For further information, please consult Prof.Dr. M. Monowar Hossain, the coordinator of the wing (mnh(at)
  • Report on Regional Training Workshop: Challenges and Approaches in Delta Planning and Management
    From 19-23 October 2014 a delta training and planning workshop was organised. The workshop was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Objective of the workshop was the direct South – South exchange on objectives and challenges in delta planning taking into account similarities and differences among deltas in South East Asia. The 34 participants of the workshops had governmental, non-governmental and private sector backgrounds. In total 30% of the participants were alumni of Wageningen UR or UNESCO-IHE.
  • Floods in Bangladesh; Delta's are highlighted in interview by Nature
    With the Ganges–Brahmaputra delta sinking, the race is on to protect millions of people from future flooding. This article mentions the Bangladesh Delta Plan, and is quoting a number of scientists related to the Delta Alliance. Nature, Wednesday 9 April 2014
  • Workshop on Knowledge Sharing for Delta Management in a Changing Climate
    Institute of Water Modelling and Partners of Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing organised the workshop on 30 November, 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Century-Scale Dynamics of the Bengal Delta and Future Development
    Conference paper. 4th International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013.
  • Joint Perspective of Knowledge Institutions Called upon to Address Delta Problems
    The Institute of Water Modelling and Partners of DABW organized the Launching Workshop of the Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing on 25 October 2011 at BRAC Centre INN, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
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    Meeting report >>>
    Video message President Delta Alliance International, Mrs. Tineke Huizinga-Heringa
    Institute of Water Modelling, Bangladesh >>>
  • Second Delta Alliance mission
    From January 6 - 11, 2011 a second Delta Alliance mission to Bangladesh took place. The mission was linked to the 3rd International Conference on Flood and Water Management (ICWFM 2011) which was organized by the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Delta Alliance representatives were invited to give a key note speech during the conference.
    The Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) in Bangladesh organized a Delta Alliance meeting linked to the conference. IWM played a large role in establishing the Bangladesh Wing of Delta Alliance and functions as the coordinating agency. The Executive Director of IWM, Prof. Dr. M. Monowar Hossain, is assigned as the Wing coordinator in Bangladesh.
    One of the conference meetings focussed particularly on the establishment of the Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing. Almost 40 invitees from research institutes, governmental and non-governmental organisations and universities attended the session (e.g. from WARPO, BWDB, ECOMAC, CEGIS, BARC, IWM, BCAS, BIDS, BUET, Bangladesh Agricultural University Mymensing, BRAC University, and LGED). Kees Slingerland, the chairman of Delta Alliance, presented the mission and objectives of Delta Alliance. The Delta Alliance program manager presented the various Wings and illustrated the links with the Water Mondiaal programme.
  • Report identification mission Bangladesh, 20- 24 June 2010
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