Join us in Dhaka this October for a 5-day programme of engaging presentations and training workshops on (1) Flood Risk Management; preparing for the future, (2) Ground- and surface water management; securing vulnerable water resources, (3) Morphology, erosion and sediment management; key to development, (4) Water quality and salinity; safeguarding water security and (5) Disaster Risk Reduction; inclusive and integrated approaches.

Every day (09:00-17:00) you can choose to participate to the presentations, workshops on various topics and training on various software programmes of your interest. The events are free of cost (registration mandatory). The DWKD, a first for Bangladesh, will be held at the Lakeshore Hotel Gulshan in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

During the event, Tea & snacks (11:30-12:00) and Lunch (13:30 to 14:30) will be provided.


Please sign in (top right corner) using your MyDeltares account.

If you already have either a DSD or OSS account and no MyDeltares account yet, then click on the link Forgot Password? to setup your MyDeltares account including a new password. Once you have completed the password reset you can login.

After the MyDeltares registration or signing in, it will be possible for you to register for individual 2019 events, get a personal overview (My schedule), make changes in your schedule, profile etc.

If you come across any problems with the registration, please contact our team at

Students and Young Professionals

This event encourages and supports engagement and skill development of the students and young professionals in the water sector. At least one session in the event will be organised by and for the students and young professionals.

Software Workshops and Multi-Disciplinary Side-Events

Follow workshops, led by experts, learn more about the use and application of various software packages relevant for your work in Bangladesh and neighboring countries, such as Delft3D FM Suite, Delft-FEWS platform, wflow and SOBEK Suite. Furthermore, engage with other national and international participants in various activities as part of the side events, ranging from hackathons, to youth fora to participatory workshops.

Focus of the event

The event will focus on exchange of experiences, knowledge, development and good practices in the water sector amongst Bangladesh, and International water experts. The event will include workshops and practical presentations by Bangladesh and International experts while simultaneously offering opportunities of training in specific various open-source software alongside non-open source software packages.

The event aims to attract practitioners, scientists, MSc and PhD students, as well as young professionals from the broad spectrum of organisations and individuals working in the water sector in Bangladesh and neighbouring countries.


The Dhaka Water Knowledge Days 2019 is jointly organized by the two projects Water Management Knowledge and Innovation Program & Joint Cooperation Program for Bangladesh. It is supported by Deltares, Institute of Water Modelling (IWM), Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). Our official media partner is RedOrange Media and Communications.

Please contact if you have any questions.


Water for Food: Interested to learn about the ever-important nexus between water, food, and agriculture? Read more

Morphodynamic Modeling with Delft3D: In this session, participants will be trained in developing their own, schematized morphodynamic model. Read more

From IWRM to Water Security: Interested in Integrated Water Resources Management? Want to attend the master class? Click here.

Youth Forum on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure: There is some funding for Bangladeshi young students and professionals to attend the event. Read more

Are you interested to learn about Flood Forecasting? If yes, join Dhaka Water Knowledge Days 2019! Click here.

Highlighted events

Formal Opening (9:30-10:00) and Keynotes with a Panel discussion (10:00-11:30)

A first for Bangladesh, the Dhaka Water Knowledge Days 2019, will be formally opened by guest speakers.

The opening is followed by a high level… Read more

Tools for modelling of pollution loads and water quality impacts

Previous population growth and urbanization has deteriorated the environment in countries in South Asia. This affects the people living in this environment. Water quality problems… Read more

Poster Presentation and Networking

At the event, there will be the opportunity to showcase your research work if it is related to any of the focus topics that will… Read more

Event partners