The ‘water as leverage’ project has started with a kick-off workshop in Khulna. The mayor of Khulna Mr. Talukeder Abdul Khaleque along with special envoy for international water affairs of the Netherlands, Henk Ovink kicked off the workshop with presentations. Next to the workshop, site visits where organised during which local experts elaborated on the issues with regards to flooding and water management. The session also included an inspiring session with the students of Khulna University who put together their visions of resilience for the city of Khulna.