CORE Bangladesh: COmmunity REsilience through Rapid Prototyping of Flood Proofing Technologies

Researche Funding: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO; NWO Dutch: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek)

Faculty Researcher: Prof Dr M. Shah Alam Khan, Dr Sonia Binte Murshed

Collaboration: Lead: UNESCO-IHE (IHE Delft Institute for Water Education); Affiliates: Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET; Delft University of Technology, HKVLijn, Netherlands

Duration: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2021

The CORE Bangladesh project aims to develop coordinating capabilities in flood-risk management for the urban/peri-urban poor in Bangladesh. The project supports community-based innovation, development, production, and implementation of small-scale technical innovations that alleviate immediate flood-related nuisance in a study area, or so-called Learning Space, with the aim to increase the local coordinating capacity for flood risk management, and guide this emerging capacity for developing longer term and sustainable solutions for flood risk management. The research in this Learning Space addresses a major knowledge gap in how community based flood mitigation and adaptation measures, both technological and institutional, develop into ‘measures of scale’. This will enhance flood resiliency through demonstration and subsequent development of knowledge co-creation in collaboration with local partners, and will ultimately integrate in flood management policies. Several Dutch and Bangladeshi institutions and businesses are partners in this project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).