Welcome to Bangladesh Delta Knowledge Portal


About Delta:

Delta regions are now in the centre of attention because of the vulnerability of the natural and human ecosystems due to climate change and intensive physical interventions. Building up the community`s resilience is necessary in order to adapt with and mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. Many initiatives have recently been taken to address the critical issues of the Delta region such as the formation of the Delta Alliance (DA) and preparation of Delta Plans etc. The Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the Netherlands International Development Program (DGIS) with technical assistance from the Delta Alliance are developing a global program of action to further the sustainable development of delta ecosystems worldwide. Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP) is pursuing the GWP initiative for Bangladesh Delta.

Bangladesh Delta:

Bangladesh, the largest delta of the world, is formed by the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna Rivers systems. These river systems carry on an average about one and a half billion tons of sediments annually. Its rivers and floodplains make up 80% of the country, support life, livelihoods and the economy. The delta comprises of unique geographical, physiographic and climatic setting with dynamic morphological, hydrological and ecological characteristics as well as constantly changing landscape. Moreover, the country is in the downstream of all river systems and heavily dependent on the water flow from the upstream. The country faces major inter-related delta challenges in water supply, food security and socio-economic development and is prone to natural calamities such as floods, cyclones, and droughts. There is already high pressure on the available land and water resources in the delta.


Sharing knowledge, experience, expertise and best practices through South Asian Region, policy makers, parties throughout watersheds, sectors and disciplines and across deltas, Integrate and provide knowledge and insight to support policy development and investment plan The members of the Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing will strive;

  • To strengthen the Regional cooperation for effective formulation of a plan for development of water resources taking into consideration of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins as an unit
  • to coordinate and stimulate the development of innovative solutions and the dissemination of existing and emerging knowledge;
  • capacity building on delta issues;
  • To undertake collaborative research
  • To stimulate the cooperation across sectors and disciplines
  • to strengthen the opportunities for sharing and developing knowledge with other deltas in the South Asian Region.
  • Networking with the research institutions working on the issues of the world Deltas including Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins for the knowledge development and sharing