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Sustainable Deltas 2015 launch

A unique initiative endorsed by the International Council for Science - Sustainable Deltas 2015 - (SD2015) launched recently at the 'Deltas in Times of Climate Change II International Conference' in Rotterdam. The aim of the initiative is to focus attention and research on the value and vulnerability of deltas worldwide, and promote and enhance international and regional cooperation among scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more on the following link:

Posted 09/10/2014 15:09

ESPA Deltas presentations at Deltas in Times of Climate Change Conference

ESPA Deltas will be presenting 13 papers and six posters at the Deltas in Time of Climate Change II International Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 24-26 September 2014. The details are as follows:

Posted 15/09/2014 12:14

Bangladesh flood forecast and warning information to enhance disaster management

FFWC generates and provides flood forecast and warning information to enhance the disaster management capacity of national agencies and communities using the best scientific principles, real time data, weather forecast information and mathematical models. This center works with partners for continuous updating and improvement of FFWS and capacity of professionals for better services.

Posted 09/04/2014 09:30

World Bank End Poverty in South Asia Blog

Posted 18/12/2013 10:59

NEW Google EarthEngine

Currently in a limited release, Google are entering into remote sensing and environmental data analysis with their new EarthEngine programme.

Posted 12/12/2013 10:40

Report: The geography of poverty, disasters and climate extremes in 2030

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK Met Office and Risk Management Solutions have released a new joint report entitled 'The geography of poverty, disasters and climate extremes in 2030' which examines the relationship between disasters and poverty.

Posted 24/10/2013 09:22

New study highlights the overwhelming importance of small-scale fisheries for coastal economies

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Posted 12/09/2013 12:10

Mott MacDonald Projects in Bangladesh

The following articles and projects from Mott MacDonald have synergies with the ESPA Deltas project.

Posted 12/09/2013 09:58


China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger

Posted 12/09/2013 09:50

ESPA Deltas meet with GED, Planning Commission, Bangladesh

Prof. Robert Nicholls, University of Southampton, Mr. Samar Kumar Ghosh, GED, Planning Commission, Bangladesh and Prof. Munsur Rahman, BUET at the ESPA Delta meeting in Southampton in June 2013. The application of the ESPA Delta Project to supporting long-term planning in Bangladesh was discussed at this meeting

Posted 10/07/2013 15:34

PhD Opportunity - University of Southampton

PhD Studentship in Social Enterprise & Innovation as a Driver of Community Management in the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna (GBM) Delta

Posted 08/07/2013 14:50

NEWS ARTICLE: Bangladesh’s internal migrations - ebb and flow

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Posted 18/06/2013 16:14

NEWS ARTICLE: Bangladeshis pay dearly for climate change

Bangladeshis pay dearly for climate change

Posted 18/06/2013 15:13

Dr Craig Hutton - UNESCO Regional Workshop on Sustainability Science

Dr Craig Hutton, ESPA Deltas Research Co-ordinator, member of SSS and Senior Researcher at the GeoData Institute, Geography & Environment Academic Unit, University of Southampton, will be presenting work carried out by the ESPA Assessing Health, Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Populous (Deltas) project and contributing to developing Sustainability Science as a strategic agenda for policy at the UNESCO Regional Workshop on Sustainability Science entitled 'A Science based Approach to realise the Future We Want for All' UNESCO in collaboration with ISTIC and MEXT - Japan Local Host: Lestari, UKM. 4 - 5 April 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted 28/03/2013 11:26

Conference Announcement: Deltas in Times of Climate Change II, 24-26 September 2014

Where rivers flow into the sea, where lowlands encounter bays and oceans, people have settled since times immemorial. The land is fertile and easy to work; it is easy to transport people and goods over long distances. Living in deltas brings many advantages. But the coin has another side: dangers from flooding and from salt intrusion in times of drought. Climate change worsens these threats and intensive use makes deltas more vulnerable to them.

Posted 08/03/2013 09:07

India Seeks Brahmaputra Bilateral Mechanism With China

13 Feb 2013 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Posted 22/02/2013 10:07

Guardian Article - Sea change: the Bay of Bengal's vanishing islands

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Posted 31/01/2013 09:45

ESPA Deltas Presentation at EGU 2013 General Assembly

Dr Attila Lazar (University of Southampton) will be presenting on the ESPA Deltas Project at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria on the 7-12th April 2013.

Posted 22/01/2013 09:52

Penrose/Chapman Coastal Processes and Environments under SLR and Changing Climate Conference April 14-19 2013, Texas USA

Professor Robert Nicholls is attending the upcoming Penrose (GSA)/Chapman (AGU)

Posted 21/01/2013 10:56

WARPO become formal partners of ESPA Deltas

On 16th Jan 2013 BUET signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WARPO regarding the formal involvement of WARPO in ESPA Deltas project at a formal ceremony.

Posted 17/01/2013 14:55

The Guardian Article: Bangladesh's toxic tanneries turning a profit at an intolerable human price

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Posted 13/12/2012 14:36

Dams on the Ganges have knock on effect on ecosystems

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Posted 12/12/2012 14:35

IITR Researcher training at BUET

During November 30-December 05, 2012, Adrian Montero, Msc student at IITR, visited BUET and trained on FVCOM Modelling

Posted 10/12/2012 10:40

Professor Munsur Rahman visits Kyoto University

Munsur visited Kyoto University, Japan to attend a workshop on flood and sorm surge disaster mitigation in Bangladesh with 3 more colleagues of ESPA Deltas project. In the workshop, the cross country activities of ESPA deltas project were discussed with the Japanese counterpart researchers.

Posted 10/12/2012 10:38

Partners News: Dhaka Workshop Presentations

Project partners can now view and download all presentations from the ESPA Deltas 6 Month Workshop in Dhaka (27-29 Nov 2012) in the Members Area ('Document Library', 'Consortium Meetings'...)

Posted 06/12/2012 11:22

6 month Consortium Workshop starts Tues 27th November 2012

On Tuesday the 6 month ESPA Deltas consortium workshop kicks off at the Bangladesh University of Enginneering and Technology (BUET) in Dhaka (

Posted 26/11/2012 15:31

'Bridging the Climate Gap Between Britain and Bangladesh'

Professor Robert Nicholls will be at the 'BRIDGING THE CLIMATE GAP BETWEEN BRITAIN AND BANGLADESH’ meeting on 19th November in London.

Posted 19/11/2012 14:28

ESPA Deltas represented at LWEC Annual Conference Nov '12

The ESPA Deltas project was represented at the Living With Environmental Change Annual Conference - The Journey to Adaption ( on 19/20th November.

Posted 19/11/2012 14:24

Bangladesh has revived its plan to bridge the Ganges

News Article from the BBC about Bangladesh plan to revising their plan to bridge the Ganges.

Posted 16/11/2012 14:34

ESPA Science Conference 19-20 Nov 2012 Live Webstreaming

The ESPA Annual Science conference will be web-streamed on the 19 and 20 November, 2012. To access the web-streams of the selected sessions from the conference please use the following links. These will become live five minutes before the start of each session.

Posted 15/11/2012 11:46

ESPA funded project in SW Coastal Bangladesh

The ESPA funded, Whole Decision Network Analysis for Coastal Ecosystems (WD-NACE)is coming to completion.

Posted 07/11/2012 10:25

Laos approves Xayaburi 'mega' dam on Mekong

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Posted 05/11/2012 15:37

Sustainability Science at Southampton Evening - 24th October 2012

On Wednesday 24th October the ESPA Deltas project will be presented at the Sustainability Sciences at Southamptons (SSS) United Nations World Development Day.

Posted 23/10/2012 14:04

CBA7 (Community Based Action) International Conference, Dhaka 18-25 April 2013

Register now for CBA7 (7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 18-25th April 2013.

Posted 11/10/2012 13:26

IFAD releases People’s Republic of Bangladesh Country strategic opportunities programme

IFAD releases People’s Republic of Bangladesh Country strategic opportunities programme:

Posted 05/10/2012 15:00

Attila Lazar starts work at Southampton

Dr Attila Lazar has today joined the University of Southampton's ESPA Deltas team and will be working on WP4.

Posted 01/10/2012 15:46

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Posted 26/09/2012 13:25

WP2 field work in Bangladesh

Helen Adams (University of Exeter) is now advancing Work Package 2 in the field in Bangladesh. Follow her on twitter @EspaDeltas

Posted 25/09/2012 16:03

FVCOM Modelling Workshop

The FVCOM modelling team is getting together at PML in Plynouth next week (24-26 Sep) for a modelling workshop. The new team memebr from Bangladesh, Dr Saiful Islam, is spending 2 weeks at PML to work with the modellers on the set up of the FVCOM model for the BGM Delta.

Posted 25/09/2012 13:51

Economist Article 13 July 2012

The Economist publishes article on 'Pricing Ecosystem Services' with relation to John Dearing's work and our Chinese partners on 13th July.

Posted 17/07/2012 14:09

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