The Netherlands and Bangladesh are about to collaboration the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100. It is very important for Bangladesh to create a solid strategy to tackle safety issues and structure the available water in relation to sudden climate changes and economic developments.
The knowledge and principles developed in the Netherlands in the Dutch Delta Program will also be used by Bangladesh to create a long-term strategy linked to the existing water policy. The objective is to work together on sustainable delta management,integrate activities on water tasks and manage crisis situations. Water management in Bangladesh can then be revitalized, particularly by applying a holistic approach, thus creating understanding of the water system as a whole.
Twynstra Gudde was a partner in the consortium of Euroconsult-Mott MacDonald, Deltares, Alterra, Unesco-IHE, which have explored the main characteristics and challenges of the Bangladesh water sector.
Twynstra Gudde played an important role in the institutional and policy aspects involved, and in strategy development and organizational issues related to good water governance. The consortium’s explorations and preparations also provided the input and basis for an agreement between the two countries.