Secure water safety and food security for Bangladesh

Water Governance and Climate

Strategy Institutional Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Over the last couple of years, Bangladesh had a remarkable average economic growth rate of 6%. The country is well on its way to fulfill its ambitions to become a middle- income country by 2021. However, climate change and delta related problems as monsoon floods, tropical cyclones, flooding, salt water intrustion and droughts threaten the significant achievements made. Bangladesh needs an integrated approach to secure water safety and food security and strengthen its governance infrastructure to address Bangladesh’s future challenges.


Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100

The aim of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 is to realize a sustainable delta vision, long term strategy and plan which all are agreed with the relevant stakeholders. Emphasis on adequate governance is important to ensure that BDP 21000 will be implementable and acted upon. Scenarios play a central role in defining future adaptive strategies. They assess the possible impacts of population growth, economic development and climate change. The indicative plan ensures an optimum level of water safety and food security as well as economic growth and a framework for its implementation.

The Strategic Plan ambitions

  • Long term (50 to 100 years)
  • Integrated and holistic vision and strategy
  • Improving safe living and sound economic development
  • Taking climate change into account
  • Creating socio-political support
  • Solving urgent problems by short-term measures


Twynstra fulfils a variety of roles, including:

  • Project management
  • Policy advice
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Capacity Building
  • Establishing data portal

Leading partner consortium

Twynstra is the leading partner of the BDP2100. The consortium is composed of Euroconsult Mott Mac- Donald, Unesco-IHE, Deltares, Alterra, Witteveen+Bos, Defacto, Stichting Cas and the Bangladeshi partners IWM en CEGIS. The consortium applies knowledge and skills developed during the Dutch Delta Program to create a long-term strategy linked to the existing Bengalese water policies.