River & Delta Research Centre

Research and advocacy to support sustainable delta and river basin management.

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Welcome to River & Delta Research Centre

We conduct, coordinate and integrate interdisciplinary research to address critical national, regional, and transboundary priorities in water resources and sustainable development issues. We believe in elevating the voices of marginalized communities and working with frontline communities towards transformative alternatives to our current social-ecological systems.

News Coverage

National and international media coverage of our activities and accomplishments.​

News

Country loses 504 rivers in 50 years

RASHIDUL HASAN, DAILY SUN, DECEMBER 20, 2021 “The country has...

News

River boundary pillars wrongly positioned

IFTEKHAR MAHMUD, PROTHOM ALO, JANUARY 9, 2021 “Large parts of...

Blog News

Political will is the key to save Dhaka rivers: Mohammad Azaz

TORIQUL ISLAM, PROTHOM ALO, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 Independent researcher Mohammad...

Events & Campaigns

We emphasize disseminating knowledge and building grassroots alliances with frontline communities and environmental stewards.

Featured Projects

View our past and ongoing projects below.

Baseline Survey of 150 Rivers of the Dhaka Division

Ongoing baseline survey to generate comprehensive and updated information of Dhaka’s existing rivers.

Obobahika

Regular Bangla journal that publishes timely articles, reviews, and interviews on all river related issues.

Field Survey of Demarcation Pillars on Buriganga and Turag Rivers

Reviewing the current steps of the BIWTA’s demarcation pillars project along Dhaka’s rivers.

Women Water Leadership Network (WWLN)

Promoting women’s leadership in the decision-making processes related to water resources management.

Riverine Urbanism in a Changing Planet

Exploring the lives and livelihoods practices of urban riverine and wetland communities.

Academic Course on River Management

Participants learn various aspects essential to achieving sustainable management of rivers.

Mass Bathing in Buriganga River 2022

Organized in solidarity with affected communities around Buriganga to raise our voices to make the water of Buriganga ‘bathable’ and pollution free. 

1st International River Based Knowledge Sharing Conference (IRC 2022)

A global platform to collaborate and improve the sustainable management of river basins worldwide.

Young River Championship 2022

Active engagement of university and college students through quiz and essay competitions across Bangladesh.

Rivers in Liberation War

Research project highlighting the role of Bangladesh’s rivers in the liberation war 1971.

World Rivers Day 2021 Celebration T10 Cricket Tournament

Engaging youth in the conservation of rivers and wetlands.

Dialogue with Mohammad Azaz

Informal online conversations to exchange knowledge and foster collaboration globally.

Meet Our Team

Our team members around the world bring together a wide range of expertise and experiences in environmental research and advocacy.

Our Recent Blog

Rivers and wetlands are unrecognized territories of life and livelihoods for a sustainable economic system.

Blog Research

1971 Rivers: The Saviors of Bangladesh

MOHAMMAD AZAZ, BENGAL DISCOVER, DECEMBER 1, 2021 “As...

Blog Research

The role of rivers in the making of Bangladesh

MOHAMMAD AZAZ, THE BUSINESS STANDARD, DECEMBER 16, 2021...

Blog News

Political will is the key to save Dhaka rivers: Mohammad Azaz

TORIQUL ISLAM, PROTHOM ALO, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 Independent...