The regional and global threats to Bangladesh’s rivers have made the situation worse. Both these deficits need to be overcome to put Bangladesh on a path toward an effective, pro-people, and sustainable water development, an expert has said.

To bring about that way of change, Dr S Nazrul Islam, chief of Development Research of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Desa), has published an in-depth research book.

Panelists at a discussion on Thursday expected that this book would help bring about that transition. They discussed the topics on this research paper and gave their suggestions on how this book is helpful for development of water situations in Bangladesh.

The event was organized by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in the evening.


Presenting the research book, titled “Water Development in Bangladesh: Past Present and Future”, the author said that, about 70 years ago, a water development strategy, known as the Cordo

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