Hilsa traders, fishermen in hot water

Fishermen and fish traders have found themselves in hot water as the ongoing nationwide pandemic restrictions have hampered sales ahead of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar. The demand for panta-ilish (a combination of rice soaked in water overnight and hilsa fried, steamed or in curry form) tends to soar on the […]

Salinity of Kirtonkhola water

Published: April 07, 2021 21:39:59 The river Kirtonkhola that once brought Barishal town – now city – the enviable sobriquet ‘the Venice of Bengal’ is in bad health. Intrusion of saline water from the sea has long been a serious problem in the coastal areas of the south and south-west of Bangladesh, but never before […]

WASH and gender: The human rights perspective

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Gender equality and access to water are basic human rights  Safe access to water and sanitation is basic human rights and strongly related with dignity. The right to safe water is defined as the right of everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use. Sanitation in human rights […]

Walking the extra mile for water in coastal Khulna

Walking the extra mile for water in coastal Khulna

At the crack of dawn every day, 39-year-old Aleya Begum’s  struggle for water begins. A resident of Sutarkhali village in Khulna’s Dakop upazila, she wakes up around 5 am daily to the family rooster’s sunrise song to walk for kilometres to fetch water for her husband and children. On a normal day, she makes two […]

Bangladesh Water Development Board Job Circular 2021

Bangladesh Water Development Board Job Circular 2021

Bangladesh Water Development Board Job Circular 2021 has been published in a daily online newspaper by their authority and to find in my website BD Jobs Careers. Anyway, we would like to inform you that, Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) started its operation in 1959 as the water wing of the previous ‘East Pakistan Water […]

Commentary: A decade when ministers never talked water

Commentary: A decade when ministers never talked water

The Teesta River was high on agenda at the 37th Indo-Bangla JRC ministerial meet in Delhi   This March marks completion of a decade in which water ministers of Bangladesh and India never discussed rivers on their common platform, the Joint River Commission (JRC). The last time the two co-riparian South Asian neighbours, who share […]

Farmers in trouble without water management facilities in Khulna

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Vast tracts of land remain underwater for the most part of the year in Baka village of Paikgachha upazila in Khulna Dhaka Tribune It is high time the Kopotakkho River was dredged and brought back to life, says a worried local resident Farmers of Baka village in Khulna’s Paikgachha upazila have been experiencing year-round instances […]

World Bank helps agricultural productivity in Bangladesh

World Bank helps agricultural productivity in Bangladesh

The World Bank today approved $120 million to help Bangladesh improve food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries. The Climate-Smart Agriculture and Water Management Project will rehabilitate and modernize public Flood Control, Drainage, and Irrigation (FCDI) infrastructures. This will help improve irrigation and drainage service over 115,000 hectares where […]