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The Bangladesh Delta : A Lighthouse Case Study (English)

This case study report discusses current development strategy for the Bangladesh Delta, which reflects an integrated approach to disaster risk management and water resources management. In this context, special attention is given to the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 and the role of the World Bank in Bangladesh’s transition toward sustainable, climate-resilient development. The report goes over key building blocks of the government’s current delta management and highlights some aspects of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 that may also be relevant to other deltas.


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    Van De Kamp Pakulski,Ingrid Maria Imelda, Laroche,Virginie, Kazi,Swarna, Shawky,Ahmed, Khaleduzzaman,A T M, Urrutia,Ignacio, Van Ledden,Mathijs, Browder,Greg J., Engle,Nathan Lee

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    South Asia,

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    The Bangladesh Delta : A Lighthouse Case Study

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    water; impact on poverty reduction; master plan for water; Increasing Resilience to Climate Change; water supply and sanitation service; river basin management; integrated water resources management; Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction; national water policy; participatory water management; Flood Control and Drainage; agency for international development; efficient use of resource; vulnerability to natural disasters; Gravity-Fed Irrigation; information and communication technology; food and agriculture organization; climate-related disaster; sea level rise; climate change impact; climate change adaptation; inland water transport; risk management framework; disaster risk management; water sector; decision support system; million people; engine of growth; Water and Land; loss of land; demand for water; surface water quality; conjunctive water use; disaster risk financing; time and resource; water use efficiency; approach to adaptation; flood risk management; transboundary water management; use of land; Nature-Based Solutions; land use plan; economic growth rate; early warning system; disaster response planning; sustainable land use; Disaster Risk Reduction; local government institution; investment in water; technical assistance program; construction of dam; annual spending program; climate change risk; capacity for climate; renewable water resource; safety of passenger; multilateral development bank; river basin development; climate change strategy; climate change mitigation; other transport modes; means of transport; economic growth prospects; water user group; high sediment load; means of transportation; civil society partnership; transboundary river basins; kind of investment; development cooperation; impact of cyclones; Governance and Planning; extreme weather event; investment in knowledge; Civil Service Reform; incidence of poverty; water supply service; kilometers of road; high population density; flood prone area; development of crops; local emergency preparedness; distribution of water; delta management; coastal area; disruptive technology; corridor development; climate resilience; climate adaptation; spatial planning; textile industry; climate scenario; Blue Economy; regional cooperation; disaster preparedness; tropical cyclone; planning commission; water accounting; land subsidence; major river; employment opportunity; institutional change; river course; groundwater depletion; employment opportunities; coastal population; Water Demand; government's capacity; public expenditure; groundwater management; best practice; river training; development partner; sectoral plan; sectoral approach; investment program; land area; fresh water; agricultural production; monsoon season; risk assessment; socioeconomic development; sectoral strategy; economic sector; earthquake risk; Climate Risk; port access; community participation; comprehensive strategy; riparian country; delta region; pollution control; knowledge development; disaster resilience; urban setting; urban disaster; weather monitoring; Urban Resilience; river management; ecological condition; Job Creation; international boundary; agricultural productivity; transport cost; safe haven; Programmatic Approach; groundwater use; vulnerable communities; flood area; coastal districts; polluter pays; Public Services; innovative way; drainage scheme; water wastage; inclusive growth; coastal region; transport capacity; pollute sector; climate information; Urban Planning; cyclone protection; river system; government plan; rail transport; extreme poverty; government spent; hydrological system; land resource; land resources; analytical study; increased spending; community preparedness; flood protection; intervention phase; sustainable approach; environmental sustainability; water course; integrated strategy; equitable water; river infrastructure; Investment priorities; private funding; third pillar; natural hazard; project finance; ecological restoration; waterway transport



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Van De Kamp Pakulski,Ingrid Maria Imelda Laroche,Virginie Kazi,Swarna Shawky,Ahmed Khaleduzzaman,A T M Urrutia,Ignacio Van Ledden,Mathijs Browder,Greg J. Engle,Nathan Lee

The Bangladesh Delta : A Lighthouse Case Study (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.