Venue: To be announced
Date: 02- 04 March, 2019
Official Language: English
Climate Forecast: The mean temperature in Dhaka during March is in the comfortable twenties with bright sunny days. Some important and interesting information about Dhaka and this country can be found on the conference website.
The International Conference on Water and Flood Management is being organized by the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) of BUET biennially since 2007. The conference aims at bringing together the advanced science and practice in water and flood management that play a key role in economic growth, social development and environmental protection. Each time the conference attempts to draw attention of the academicians, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from home and abroad to the emerging issues in the water sector. This time the focus of this conference will be on “Water Security under a Changing Climate” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The recent decades have experienced more frequent natural calamities and it is believed that the climate change is an important driving factor for such hazards. Each part of the hydrological cycle is affected by this global climatic change. Moreover, increasing population and economic activities are posing more threat to the water sources. To ensure sustainable livelihoods, safeguard ecosystem services and enhance socio-economic development, the water security issue needs to be investigated widely in global and regional context. With this special focus on Water Security Under Changing Climate, this conference will work as a platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to exchange their knowledge and experience. The deliberations are expected to help formulate integrated plans, policies and actions towards improved water security and sustainability. The conference seeks to bring forward research findings, case studies, recent advances in planning and design methodologies, success stories and examples of sustainable water use and management. It is expected that the young researchers will be particularly benefited from this conference as their interdisciplinary understanding of the use of water resource in a sustainable way enhances.
01 November 2018 Deadline for submission of extended abstract
01 December 2018 Notification of abstract acceptance
31 December 2019 Deadline for submission of final extended abstract
15 January 2019 Deadline for full paper submission
Floods and Drainage
Rivers, Coasts and Estuaries
Water Infrastructure and Development
Hydrometeorological Hazards and Risk
Water and Livelihood Security
Ecosystems and Environment
Transboundary Water Governance
In addition, there will be “Special Sessions” on enlisted themes of the conference. Interested participants are requested to contact the Conference Secretariat for further information.
Authors and individuals interested in attending the conference are requested to send the completed 'Intent of Participation' form to the Conference Secretariat by 01 November 2018.
Extended Abstracts (500-600 words) on the conference themes are being invited from interested authors. The template of the extended abstract can be found in the download section of the Conference website (http://iwfm.buet.ac.bd/iwfm_conf/icwfm2019). Extended abstract should be sent to the Conference Secretariat by 01 November 2018 via e-mail in an MS Word file. Theme of the paper should be mentioned in the subject heading of the e-mail. An individual can be the lead author of a maximum of two papers. Notification of acceptance of extended abstracts will be sent by 01 December 2018. Pre-conference proceedings will be published based on the accepted abstracts. Post-conference proceedings of selected invited papers (in the form of full papers) would be published by internationally renowned publishers. A paper must be presented to be considered for selection. A panel of experts will make the selection based on the merits of extended abstract and presentation.
A field visit will be arranged on the third day of the conference for selected registered participants. Participants will visit a largescale flood control and irrigation project and a town protection project located on the Lower Meghna, the combined outfall of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. The river cruise to the project site will cross the world's largest river confluence. Please visit conference website for further details.
A number of international paper presenters will be awarded full or partial grants to attend the conference. The partial grant will cover registration fee, accommodation, basic living and local transport during the conference. Full grant will additionally cover international airfare. Interested presenting authors are requested to apply for financial support through submitting the ‘Intent of Participation’ form along with Extended Abstract by 01 November 2018.
Non SAARC Countries USD 500
Non SAARC Countries (Students) USD 200
SAARC Countries USD 150
Local participants BDT 5000
Local participants (Students) BDT 1000
Bangladeshi citizens having full-time affiliations (as students/employees) abroad will not qualify as local participants. Registration fees will cover registration materials, inaugural ceremony, tea/coffee and lunch during conference, conference proceedings, technical visit and closing dinner. The registration fees will not cover individual, medical or personal insurance. Registration details, hotel information, visa requirements, etc., will be available on the conference website.
Method of Payment ( Participants from abroad ):
All payments should be made in favor of: ICWFM-IWFM, Current Account No. 4404033011231, Sonali Bank, BUET Branch, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh (Swift Code: BSON BDDH LOD).
Method of Payment ( Local Participants ):
Local participants can make payment by bank transfer, pay order, bank deposit or in cash. Cash payments should be made in person at the Conference Secretariat. All payments should be made in favor of: ICWFM-IWFM, Current Account No. 4404033011231, Sonali Bank, BUET Branch, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.
Professor Dr. Saiful Islam, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, BUET
Professor Md. Rezaur Rahman, IWFM, BUET
Dr. Ahmed Ishtiaque A Chowdhury, IWFM, BUET
Assistant Organizing Secretary
Partho Das, IWFM, BUET
Tanjila Akhter, IWFM, BUET
Professor Sujit Kumar Bala, Director, IWFM, BUET
Professor M. Shah Alam Khan, IWFM, BUET
Professor Md. Munsur Rahman, IWFM, BUET
Professor Mashfiqus Salehin, IWFM, BUET
Professor M. Ashraf Ali, CE, BUET
Professor Md. Sabbir Mostafa Khan, WRE, BUET
Professor M.R. Kabir, University of Asia Pacific
Professor M. Anisul Haque, IWFM, BUET
Professor G. M. Tarekul Islam, IWFM, BUET
Professor M. Shahjahan Mondal, IWFM, BUET
Dr. Muhammad Asad Hussain, IWFM, BUET
Professor Umme Kulsum Navera, WRE, BUET
Dr. Maminul Haque Sarker, CEGIS
Local Advisory Committee
Director General, Bangladesh Water Development Board
Director General, Water Resources Planning Organization
Chief Engineer, Local Government Engineering Department
Executive Director, Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services
Executive Director, Institute of Water Modelling
Director General, Department of Environment
Director General, River Research Institute
Director General, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
Director General, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute
Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
Chief Engineer, Department of Public Health Engineering
Director, Bangladesh Meteorological Department
Chairman, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority
International Advisory Committee
Professor Eelco van Beek, Deltares, The Netherlands
Professor Richard Betts, University of Exeter, UK
Professor A. K. Gosain, IIT Delhi, India
Professor Nimal Gunawardena, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Professor Sugata Hazra, Jadavpur University, India
Dr. Robert Hope, Oxford University, UK
Dr. Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD, IUB, Bangladesh
Professor Shafiqul Islam, Tufts University, USA
Professor Peter P. Mollinga, University of London, UK
Professor Hajime Nakagawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Professor Robert J. Nicholls, University of Southampton, UK
Dr. Philippus Wester, ICIMOD, Nepal
Professor Rajib Shaw, Keio University, Japan
Professor Vishal Narain, Management Development Institute, India
Professor Sucharita Sen, Executive Director, SaciWATERs, India
Dr. Biswa Bhattacharya, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands
Institute of Water and Flood Management,
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology,