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Sunday 27 October 2019

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…

Flood Forecasting

Bangladesh, situated in the lower riparian of greater Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basins: huge amount of inflow from upper basins during the monsoon season are being discharged.…

MOTA Framework – A Participatory Tool for integrating Institutional and Societal Aspects in Plan Implementation

The MOTA framework was developed by a group of researchers from Vietnam National University, TU-Delft, Delft-IHE, Wageningen University…

Rapid Assessment Training

In this training, how a model-based rapid analysis of a morphological problem during the early stages of projects can be executed will be demonstrated. In…

Upscaling of infrastructures for in-polder water management

The inhabitants of the coastal belt have lived with water-related challenges since centuries. The introduction of polders secured harvests. Inside these polders conditions vary strongly…

Long time Delta Dynamics and implications for sustainable polder management

In this session, the discussion will center around how a better understanding of large-scale morphological processes can provide the required information for the development of…

NWP – Dutch Sector in Water Management

The Netherlands Water Partnership, a key facilitator of the network of Dutch organizations in the water sector, will showcase important projects, facilitate a discussion, and…

Resilient Critical Road Infrastructures [CLOSED EVENT]

Resilient transport infrastructure are a key driver of societal resilience at both national and local levels. Adaptation of existing road networks at Bangladesh can greatly…

Stimulating agricultural production shifts in the coastal zone

Agricultural development in the coastal Bangladesh has lot of challenges and potential. Exploring potential in coastal agricultural is essential not only to meet increasing demand…

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…

Monday 28 October 2019

Keynotes

Two keynotes, by Mr. William Oliemans (Deltares) and Mr. Abu Saleh Khan (IWM) will be given.

Cyclonic Storm Surges: how to inform communities?

The coast of Bangladesh is vulnerable to cyclonic storm surges: in the last 60 years there have been 23 cyclonic storm surges. Currently, the Bangladesh…

From IWRM to Water Security

Professor Eelco van Beek, an expert in Integrated Water Resources Management will give a masterclass in the various elements, their integration and the applicability of…

Hackathon on Sea Level Rise in Bangladesh [CLOSED EVENT]

How can we contribute to climate-resilient socio-economic development and pathways in the coastal region from the perspective of ICZM?

In this session, we will explore…

SOBEK Training for Flood Modelling

A one day introductory course on the powerful modeling suite SOBEK will be given. This software, with modules for flood forecasting, optimization of drainage systems,…

Water for Food

Bangladesh: a fast-growing population with a fast increasing need for food, and where agriculture consumes around 90% of the water use. Furthermore,  the climate is…

Open Street Mapping

Details will follow shortly.

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…

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Keynotes

Keýnote presentations will be given by Mr. Mohamed Yossef from Deltares and Mr. Maminul Haque Sarker from CEGIS

Delft-FEWS & wflow Emission Modelling

Delft-FEWS is an open data handling platform developed as a flood forecasting and warning system. Essentially it is a sophisticated collection of modules designed for…

Geo-morphological evolution of the rivers, present status and future

In this presentation, the metamorphosis of Rivers of Bangladesh at millennium, centennial, decadal and annual scale will be showcased.

Morphodynamic Modeling with Delft3D

Delft3D is a software package that describes hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics and morphodynamics on a high resolution grid. The flexible user interface enables users to develop…

The Impact of Climate Change and considerations for a Resilient Bangladesh

The day will start with presentation on “Climate Change: A tale of Fire and Ice” which will focus on the…

Water App's for Productive Polders

New technologies offer new possibilities for the collection and use of objective information in water management. The last 5 years, several technologies have been developed…

Resilient Critical Road Infrastructures - OPEN for PUBLIC

Details will follow shortly.

Tidal River Management – Modeling for Adaptive Polders

Tidal River Management (controlled flooding and sedimentation) in the coastal zone of Bangladesh is seen by many engineers as an interesting concept to allow the…

Understanding human behavior for better climate adaptation

How do local communities respond to a hazard? Will they change their behavior or will they continue with what they were always doing? Evidence shows…

KP App Delta Management

During this event, the Knowledge Portal Application, developed in support for the implementation phases of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, will be demonstrated: key visualizations,…

Understanding the environment: Monitoring as a foundation

Monitoring of water quantity and quality parameters in Bangladesh environment is a challenge. Monitoring is important for water managers and water users to obtain better…

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…

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Keynotes

Keynote presentations by Mr. Hans Aalderink (Deltares) and Mr. Motaleb Hossain Sarker (CEGIS) will be given. 

Delft-FEWS & wflow Emission Modelling

Delft-FEWS is an open data handling platform developed as a flood forecasting and warning system. Essentially it is a sophisticated collection of modules designed for…

Delft-FIAT and impact modelling

This course will provide an introduction to flood damage modelling with the Delft-FIAT tool. The software provides a calculation framework to build  flood impact models.…

Innovative monitoring of organic micro - pollutants

In this session, the use of passive sampling as a monitoring method  for hazardous organic micro-pollutants will be introduced. Passive sampling is a cost-efficient method…

Integrated information platform for water quality and pollution sources

In previous projects (ADB Meghna project and in the PvW ISWAM project) Delft FEWS was introduced and implemented at DoE and DWASA. Delft FEWS WQ…

Sharing knowledge from national to local level and back

Details will follow soon.

Delta Knowledge Hub: Innovative Platform for South-South Knowledge Exchange

The overarching aim of the session is to introduce and discuss the Learning Delta Asia Initiative’s core knowledge sharing mechanism - Delta Knowledge Hub…

Disaster Risk Reduction and Risk Metrics

This course will introduce the concept of Annual Average Loss (AAL) and Loss Exceedance curves (LEC). These concepts can be applied to evaluate disaster risk…

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…

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…

Thursday 31 October 2019

Keynotes

Keynote presentations by Mr. Harm Duel (Deltares) and Mr. Munir Ahmed will be given. 

Machine Learning for Rapid Flood Impact Modelling

This event will introduce machine learning as a way to make quick and simplified flood (impact) models based on historical data.  Machine learning techniques, examples…

Save Our Soil (SOS): Land Use and Degradation Status and Trends

During this event, the methodology and the statistics of different land cover features of Land Cover Map 2010 and 2018 will be presented. The statistics…

Youth Forum on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

The Youth Forum on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (YFDRI) aims to bring together students and young professionals in the Disaster Risk Reduction field to exchange knowledge…

Ecological Networks: Making water work for the environment

Details will follow soon.

Save Our Soil (SOS): Roadmap for Land Degradation in Bangladesh

Landuse is continuously changing with the occurrence of land degradation due to natural and anthropogenic causes. Strategic direction towards addressing land degradation in Bangladesh will…

Closing Ceremony: Reflection, Prize Award and Cultural Performance

At the closing session, some of our distinguised guests will reflect on the process and content of the week.  Furthermore, a number of prizes will…