Venue: CIRDAP International Conference Center (CICC)
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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.


1st November, 2018 Deadline for submission of extended abstract

10th November, 2018 Extended Deadline for submission of extended abstract

1st December, 2018 Notification of abstract acceptance

31st December, 2018 Deadline for submission of final extended abstract

15th January, 2019 Deadline for Conference Registration

Floods and Drainage

  • Hydrological forecasting
  • Flood prevention and mitigation
  • Integrated approaches to flood management
  • Urban flooding and drainage


Rivers, Coasts and Estuaries

  • River dynamics and restoration
  • Hydro-morphology and bank erosion
  • Storm surge, tsunami and tidal flooding
  • Estuarine processes


Water Infrastructure and Development

  • Sustainable environment and infrastructure development
  • Climate resilient infrastructure
  • Landscape modification and flow regime changes
  • Shore protection, port structure and navigation
  • Water and climate sensitive infrastructure


Hydrometeorological Hazards and Risk

  • Reduction of vulnerability to flood, drought, salinity and cyclonic hazards.
  • Water disaster management
  • Resilience against water related hazards
  • Transformative adaptation for climate change
  • Incorporating climate change into national policy and planning
  • Trends in extreme climatic events
  • Weather forecasting modelling and early warning


Water and Livelihood Security

  • Water security risks
  • Water conservation, water use efficiency and productivity
  • Agriculture water management
  • Sustainable fisheries and water management
  • Safe water and Sanitation
  • Water entrepreneurship
  • Gender in water management practices
  • Participatory and adaptive approaches to water management
  • Sustainable livelihoods and livelihood security


Ecosystems and Environment

  • Ecosystem services and functions
  • Contamination of freshwater resources
  • Water pollution and ecosystem degradation
  • Management of aquatic habitats
  • Sustainable use of floodplain and coastal resources
  • Renewable water energy and water management for energy production


Transboundary Water Governance

  • International water laws, treaties and water rights
  • Transboundary conflicts and cooperation in water and flood management
  • Water diplomacy
  • Institutional integration for transboundary water management


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.

Registration Fees:

Registration fee for one Presenting/Corresponding author:

Non SAARC Countries USD 500

Non SAARC Countries (Students) USD 200

SAARC Countries USD 150

Local participants BDT 5000

Local participants (Students) BDT 1000

Registration fee for Co-author (per person):

Non SAARC Countries USD 500

Non SAARC Countries (Students) USD 200

SAARC Countries USD 150

Local participants BDT 5000

Local participants (Students) BDT 5000

Registration fee for Delegates (per person):

Non SAARC Countries USD 500

SAARC Countries USD 150

Local participants BDT 5000

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 bank deposit or in cash (in conference secretariat). 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.


  • Participants must send the scanned copy of the payment to the conference secretariat within January 18, 2019 to initiate the registration process.
  • The original payment receipt must be submitted to the Conference Secretariat between February 23 - 27, 2019 to collect the payment slip and registration kit and complete the registration process.
  • One Person can register as maximum of two submissions as presenting/ corresponding author.

Chief Patron

Professor Dr. Saiful Islam, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, BUET


Professor Md. Rezaur Rahman, IWFM, BUET

Organizing Secretary

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,

Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh


E-mail: icwfm2019@gmail.com

Phone: +88029665601