Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)

Lessons we can learn from the recent Teesta disaster

We do need a Teesta megaplan, but not the one that the BWDB is proposing.

Stop constant onslaught on our rivers

We were dumbfounded to see the picture of one such river published in this daily yesterday, which shows a stretch of the Harihar River at Swaranpur village in Jashore’s Manirampur upazila that local influentials have occupied and divided into at least 50 small ponds by building dams for fish farming.

Take measures to combat river erosion

Government must help local communities become more resilient to such calamities

Can ruling party affiliates just grab government land?

Authorities must investigate the allegations and take stern actions

Will Ichhamati ever flow again?

Random projects cannot save our rivers, if commitment and coordination are lacking

Another river doomed to go extinct

Government must save Haridaya River before it’s too late

Training trips, or shopping excursions?

Government must restrain officials from going on unnecessary foreign trips

A hidden natural resource has transformed Bangladesh into a food-secure nation

As we move into uncharted territory as a consequence of climate change, it is crucial that groundwater responses to changes, not only in the magnitude, duration, and variability of monsoon rainfall but also our use of land and water, are better understood.

Kushiyara water-sharing deal: Hope rekindled after all these years

The Rahimpur canal in Sylhet’s Zakiganj upazila is only about three kilometres away from the source of the Surma and the Kushiyara rivers.

June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

Tk 46.25 crore down the river!

Poor planning, neglect and corruption in river excavation projects must end.

March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019

Largest irrigation project under threat

The 18km-long main canal that was commissioned in 1998 which is connected to other secondary and tertiary canal networks, spanning

August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017

Dredger purchase to take 10 years?

A report published by this paper on Thursday about a government project to make the country's waterways navigable within 10 years is a perfect example of how inefficiency and mismanagement can turn important projects stagnant.

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