UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub

Researche Funding: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom (UK)

Faculty Researcher: Prof Dr M. Shah Alam Khan, Prof Dr Mashfiqus Salehin, Prof Dr Anisul Haque, Dr Sara Nowreen, Dr Ahmed Ishtiaque Amin Chowdhury

Collaboration: Lead: Newcastle University, United Kingdom; Affiliate: Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET

Duration: March, 2019 - February, 2024

The Living Deltas Hub is a five-year research project (2019-24) and is among the 12 global research hubs that have been awarded by UKRI, UK a total grant of £1.5 billion. The overarching aim of the Hub is to safeguard delta futures through more resilient communities and sustainable development. Focusing on the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta in Bangladesh and India, and the Red River and Mekong deltas in Vietnam, the Hub’s core aim is a significant contribution to better sustainable development outcomes for developing countries in the region, and transforming policy and practice on the basis of new approaches to understanding delta change and natural-cultural heritage. The Hub will address the significant social-ecological challenges currently confronting these delta systems in a transdisciplinary manner that responds to the interlinked agenda of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Hub is coordinated in Newcastle University and has over 20 partners across the deltas regions and the rest of the world.

Details are at www.livingdeltas.org