Location: Bangladesh
Status: Formulation of an integral long term flood risk protection strategy for Bangladesh
Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands & Government of Bangladesh
Collaboration: Twynstra Gudde, Deltares, ECORYS, Mott MacDonald, IWM, CEGIS, UNESCO-IHE, Witteveen+Bos, Wageningen UR

Bangladesh is confronted with an increasing flood risk, water supply and quality challenges and an increase of population and urban expansion. A coherent strategic long-term vision is needed to guide sustainable future development of the country.

As a partner in the BanDuDeltAS consortium Defacto works together with Bangladeshi experts on the formulation of the Deltaplan. During the Deltaplan formulation we will formulate an integrated long term vision based on scenario’s (forecasting). The vision will function as a guiding principle and assessment framework for different measures that will have to be taken over time (back casting).

The unique, complex situation of Bangladesh requires a solid and transparent approach, and close cooperation with stakeholders. The Deltaplan formulation process will therefore be supported by a process in which creative workshops, referred to as ‘Delta ateliers’, are applied to support the collection or assessment of existing plans and the development of new measures and strategies.

The project has a span of 2,5 years and will be completed in 2016.