BUET-IWFM

Summary of Previous Conferences

INTRODUCTION

The Institute of Water and Flood Management has become a premier institute which promotes interdisciplinary water resources management through its research, academic programs and outreach activities. Presently as many as nineteen research projects are ongoing at the institute with many of those involving local and foreign collaborative researchers from wide ranging academic backgrounds. We have also been aiming to nourish interdisciplinary research through ICWFM.

At ICWFM we aspire to bring together academicians, researchers, professionals, policy planners and decision makers from home and abroad to share and exchange their views and experiences on water and flood management. The first ICWFM was held in March 2007 and it was decided by the Organizing Committee that the conference would be held biennially. Accordingly, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th ICWFM were held during 2009, 2011, 2013 2015 and 2017, respectively. The conference has become one of the most important conferences on water management. All the past conferences have attracted number of local and international participants and were successful in generating a great deal of interest and awareness regarding the challenges and issues of water and flood management at home and abroad. The event has, therefore, become an awaited one among the professionals and researchers of this sector.

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SOME STATISTICS



6th ICWFM 2017


Inauguration ceremony:

Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh graced the inaugural session as the Chief Guest. Mr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator (SDGs), Prime Minister’s Office, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Peter de Vries, First Secretary, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Dr. Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, BRAC University, were present at the occasion as Special Guests. Professor Dr. Saiful Islam, Vice-Chancellor of BUET chaired the inaugural session.

Keynote speaker:

A keynote paper titled ‘Sustainable Irrigation Water Management in Bangladesh’ was presented by Dr. Abul Fazal M. Saleh, Professor, IWFM, BUET.

Papers and countries participated:

A total of 91 full papers out of 166 selected abstracts were received. These full papers were reviewed and finally 79 full papers were accepted for the conference. A total 69 accepted full papers were included in pre-conference proceedings. Participants from 7 countries participated in the conference.

Date:

4-6 March, 2017

Venue:

Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar

Collaborating agencies:

  • Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), and
  • Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).

Financial support:

  • The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
  • Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and
  • Institute of Water Modelling (IWM).







4th ICWFM 2013


Inauguration ceremony:

Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam, Member, GED, Planning Commission was the special guest in the inauguration ceremony.

Keynote speaker:

Special Guest, Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam, Member, GED, Planning Commission provided his key note speech on ‘Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100’.

Papers and countries participated:

A total of 78 full papers out of 123 selected abstracts were received. These full papers were reviewed and finally 70 full papers were accepted for the conference. A total 68 accepted full papers were included in pre-conference proceedings. Participants from 7 countries participated in the conference.

Date:

4-5 October, 2013

Venue:

Council Building, BUET and Institute Building, BUET.

Collaborating agencies:

  • Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), and
  • Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).

Financial support:

  • The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
  • Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and
  • Institute of Water Modelling (IWM).

3rd ICWFM 2011


Inauguration ceremony:

Professor Dr. Habibur Rahman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, BUET, Mr. Andre’ Varmeer, First Secretary, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Chief Guest Alhaj Md. Mahbubur Rahman Talukder, MP, Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, GOB were the special guests in the inauguration ceremony. Professor Dr. S. M. Nazrul Islam, Vice-Chancellor, BUET was the chair of the inaugural session.

Keynote speaker:

Two renowned researchers from the Netherlands; Professor Elco van Beek and Mr. Kees Slingerland were invited as keynote speaker for ICWFM-2011. Prof. van Beek presented a paper on ‘Water, Climate and Sustainable Development in Delta’s: Integrated approaches and lessons learned’, while Mr. Slingerland did the same on ‘Water and Climate in South Monsoon Asia: Major Challenges for 21st Century’.

Papers and countries participated:

A total of 176 abstracts were received from 13 countries. These abstracts were reviewed by 21 reviewers. A total of 106 full papers out of 145 selected abstracts were received. These full papers were reviewed and finally 100 full papers were accepted for the conference. . Participants from 10 countries participated in the conference.

Date:

6-7 January, 2011

Venue:

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel, Minto Road

Collaborating agencies:

  • Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET,
  • Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO),
  • Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), and
  • Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).

Financial support:

  • The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
  • Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and
  • Institute of Water Modelling (IWM).








2nd ICWFM 2009


Inauguration ceremony:

Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, MP Honorable Minister, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh, was the Chief Guest and Mr. Fritz Meijndert, Head of Development Co-operation, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Professor A. M. M. Safiullah, Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology were the special guests in the inaugural ceremony. Prof. A. F. M. Saleh chaired the inaugural session.

Keynote speaker:

Two renowned researchers from the Netherlands; Mr. G. J. Klaassen and Mr. Ronald Waterman were invited as keynote speaker for ICWFM-2009. Mr. Klaassen prepared a paper on River Erosion, Sedimentation and Bank protection, while Mr. Waterman did the same on Coastal Zone Management.

Papers and countries participated:

179 abstracts were received from 17 countries. These 179 abstracts were reviewed by 19 reviewers. A total of 146 abstracts were accepted. A total of 95 full papers out of 146 selected abstracts were received. These full papers were reviewed and finally 87 full papers were accepted for the conference. Participants from 14 countries participated in the conference.

Date:

15-17 March, 2009

Venue:

Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre (BCFCC), Agargaon.

Collaborating agencies:

  • Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET,
  • Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO),
  • Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), and
  • Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).

Financial support:

  • The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
  • Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and
  • Institute of Water Modelling (IWM).








1st ICWFM 2007


Inauguration ceremony:

Professor A. M. M. Safiullah, Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, was the Chief Guest and Mr. Fritz Meijndert, Head of Development Co- operation, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands was the special guest in the ceremony. Professor Jahir Uddin Chowdhury chaired the session.

Papers and countries participated:

280 abstracts were received from 31 countries. A total of 181 abstracts were selected and 53 more were selected with some modifications. A total of 125 papers out of 234 selected abstracts were received and published. Participants from 16 countries participated in the conference.



Date:

12-14 March, 2007

Venue:

Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre (BCFCC), Agargaon.

Collaborating agencies:

  • Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET,
  • Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO),
  • Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), and
  • Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).

Financial support:

  • The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
  • Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and
  • Japan Asian Friendship Society.