Over 100 participants took part in the event, which was co-organised by GWP and the International Water Law Academy (IWLA) of Wuhan University.
Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2021: Focus on Climate, Food, Nature
A resilient and abundant ocean is essential to tackling climate change and key to providing sustainable food and jobs that boost recovery around the world.
Farakka Long March still relevant in Bangladesh: IFC
Recalling the historic Farakka Long March Day, the International Farakka Committee (IFC) on Sunday urged Dhaka and Delhi to sign a treaty to keep 54 common rivers flowing through the two countries from their sources to the sea.
Bangladesh can’t have a fixed delta plan 2100: Ainun Nishat
Dutch engineers formulated the Delta Plan 2100 and implemented it in their country. The Dutch were so satisfied with their work, they thought they would expand it to other countries.
Recognise ‘true value’ of water, UN urges, marking World Day
A well-managed water cycle, encompassing drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, wastewater, transboundary governance and other key issues, “means defence against ill-health and indignity”.
Why Water & Sanitation Systems are Vital for the Economy
This World Water Day, we celebrate the value of water, which at first might be a given: after all, water is the basis of all life. Without water we have no health, wealth, equality, or education.
The Value of Water Goes Far Beyond its Stock Price
In the midst of a global pandemic, when the presence of water in our lives has never seemed more important, its future availability has also never been more uncertain.
Hasina, Modi urged: Sign water treaties to keep rivers alive
In the light of mutual friendship, take some effective steps for basinwide management of common rivers by keeping them alive from their sources to the sea.
Secretary-level talks: Dhaka for Teesta water sharing deal
Bangladesh has emphasised the signing of an interim water sharing agreement of the Teesta River as agreed by Bangladesh and India in 2011.
A Moral Failure: Billions of People lack Safe Drinking Water
Water is integral to sustainable development, but we are well behind on the goals and targets that we have set ourselves.
Bangladesh elected Council member of Int’l Seabed Authority
Bangladesh has been elected member of the Council of the International Seabed Authority for a four-year term from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024.
Illegal structures on banks of Dhaka’s canals to be cleared
Minister for LGRD Mohammad Tajul Islam said all types of structures built illegally on the banks of capital’s canals will be demolished, besides dredging the canals.
Jashore villagers tackle waterlogging on their own sans WDB
Residents of a cluster of villages in Jashore have taken an initiative to drain the water of 27 beels, including Beel Khukshia on their own.
Forget ILR pipedream, pray for smaller places of worship
NWDA was set up four decades ago to work only on Inter Linking of Rivers (ILR) projects, but even the first project of the grand ILR plan is yet to take off to implementation as envisaged in ILR plan.
No specific data on country’s land, water portions
There is no specific data on the size of land and water portions of Bangladesh, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury told the Parliament on Sunday.
Treaty on Teesta should cover basinwide management
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has said one day before his departure for New Delhi that Bangladesh wants to hear positive news on Teesta water sharing and simultaneously continue the discussion on water sharing of other common rivers.
Dhaka wants to hear good news on Teesta from Delhi
Dhaka, Jan 27 – Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen on Wednesday said Bangladesh wants to hear positive news on Teesta water sharing and simultaneously continue the discussion on water sharing of other common rivers.
Asia’s Water Security—the Glass is Still Half Full
Managing water resources effectively is becoming increasingly critical in Asia and the Pacific, with its fast-paced economic development, population growth, and changing climate.
Are water futures the future of water?
Water futures have so far failed to address concerns regarding access to water in developing countries. There is no easy panacea for humanity’s water needs.
Taka 18.82 bn for water supply in 98 arsenic-hit Upazilas
Dhaka, Dec 22 – A Tk 1,882.59-crore project for the improvement of water supply and sanitation in arsenic and iron-hit 98 Upazilas of 30 districts was cleared by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday along…
The Neglected Water and Sanitation Crisis
by Kevin Rudd SUNSHINE COAST – The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the importance of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. As we all know now, hand washing is one of the best frontline defenses against the virus. Yet…
GWP Appoints New Executive Secretary
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) Steering Committee announced the appointment of Mr Dario Soto-Abril (pictured) as GWP Executive Secretary, effective March 1, 2021. Soto-Abril joins GWP after serving as Global CEO at Fairtrade International since February 2017.
Historic deal revives plan for largest US dam demolition
An agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to tribes but have dwindled…
Why Flood management is not big issue in Bihar elections?
October 26, 2020 SANDRP Why Floods need to be an Election issue in Bihar. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is campaigning for the state assembly elections after being the Chief Minister for 15 years (except brief 10 month period in 2014-15).
Popularise Bangladesh’s waterways: Experts tell govt
Dhaka, Oct 03 – Speakers at a discussion meeting in the capital on Saturday said most government measures taken to protect rivers and strengthen the river transport sector are positive but slow in implementation.
Increase storage capacity of water bodies: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called for enhancing surface water by increasing the storage capacity of water bodies across the country, aiming to protect the biodiversity, boost fish production and ensure safe water for all.
India agree to resolve water-sharing issues
Bangladesh and India on Tuesday agreed to resolve the water-sharing issues of common rivers, including Teesta treaty, and bring down border killings to a zero level, says Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen.
World Rivers Day 2020: Celebrating Rivers across the world
September 26, 2020 SANDRP The World Rivers Day (WRD) is celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of September. The event strives to highlight the invaluable ecological, hydrological services and cultural, recreational values offered by the rivers. Indeed, the most of…
Implement the Teesta Project expanding its coverage: IFC
Dhaka, Sept 26: The Teesta in Bangladesh has practically turned into a dead river because of excessive siltation for being deprived of its natural flow for decades. The absence of flow causes damage to the environment and sufferings to the…
BEN unhappy at recent Dhaka-Delhi accords on rivers
Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN), the global network for the protection of the environment, in a Statement on Monday expressed its dissatisfaction at the reported outcome of the recent (October 4, 2019) meeting between the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina…