Initiative taken to promote clean Dhaka rivers

A new anti-pollution advocacy project called “Promoting Democratic Governance and Collective Advocacy for Environmental Protection in Dhaka City” has been launched developed by Waterkeepers Bangladesh Consortium in collaboration with Counterpart International. The project is co-funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) and is designed […]

Save the rivers from extinction

Save the rivers from extinction

Bangladesh is called a riverine country. But how long the country will be able to hold the status of being so is the question of the day. From time immemorial the rivers have been contributing significantly to our lives and livelihoods. Our life is directly or indirectly dependent on the rivers surrounding us. Can we […]

Saving rivers proves critical

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Nilratan Halder   | Published: February 11, 2021 22:08:36 Apparently there is hardly any connection or similarity between the glacial burst that triggered a disastrous flash flood in Uttarkhand, India and the tar-like colour of water flowing down the Buriganga River. But a probing eye may discover some common factors that are responsible for the […]

India disaster highlights pressure on Asia’s great rivers

People walk past a destroyed dam after a Himalayan glacier broke and crashed into the dam at Raini Chak Lata village in Chamoli district, northern state of Uttarakhand India on February 7, 2021 Reuters A major study in 2019 suggested Himalayan glaciers had melted twice as fast since the turn of the century as in […]

Webinar: Let the rivers flow freely

The solution to Teesta River issue could be to conserve the high flow during monsoon and use it in lean periods, says Dr Ainun Nishat Rivers should be allowed to flow freely as the lives of many people as well as ecological balance depend on a river, speakers said at a webinar. They made the […]