Earth & Environment


Bangladesh Delta Plan

Dutch experts from organisations including Deltares have organised a delta atelier with local partners in the Barind region of Bangladesh. The aim is to identify possible solutions for the area in collaboration with stakeholders.

Barind’s problems are typical for the rest of the country

The Barind region is in the north-west of Bangladesh. It is home to 5.4 million people. The problems in Barind are associated primarily with dryness and falling groundwater levels, sedimentation and drainage. They are typical of the dry areas of the country. In other words, the solutions identified for Barind can also be rolled out in the National Strategy for Drought and Freshwater Availability in the 2100 Delta Plan for Bangladesh. The Delta Plan will be a flexible approach that will allow Bangladesh to manage the impact of climate change in the years to come. The atelier in Barind followed on from a previous atelier in the Haor region in the north-east of the country, where flash floods are a major factor, and an atelier in Dhaka focusing on urban water issues. A total of approximately 10 delta ateliers will take place. At present, the delta ateliers are being organised in the coastal zone, the river area and the Chittagong Hill Tracts. 

More information is available from the Deltares Website