Seminar on ‘Flood and River Erosion 2016’ held at Dhaka
A Seminar on Flood and River Erosion of Bangladesh-2016 was organized by IWM at the Conference Hall of WARPO, 72 Green Road, Dhaka 1215 on 24th September 2016. Hon’ble Minister Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Ministry of Water Resources graced the seminar as Chief Guest. Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources graced the seminar as Special Guest.
Prof. Dr. M. Monowar Hossain, Executive Director, Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) presided over the event. Mr. Md. Sarafat Hossain Khan, Director General, WARPO delivered welcome speech. Mr. Sohel Masud, Director, Flood Management Division, presented technical issues on Flood 2016 followed by a presentation on River Erosion and Its Management by Mr. Mir Mostafa Kamal, PEng, Director, River Engineering Division, IWM. The presentations by IWM professionals emphasized importance on how to use mathematical modelling technique and relevant tools to address, resolve and manage flood and river erosion issues. The distinguished designated discussant namely: Commodore Mohammad Mozammel Haque, Chairman, BIWTA, Mr. Md.Mahfuzur Rahman, Additional Director General (Planning), BWDB and Prof. Dr. M Ataur Rahman, Head, DWRE, BUET delivered their valuable speech. Then open discussion was held where participants shared their views and ideas which were of immense value to management of two crucial issues of Bangladesh: Flood & Erosion.
The Chief Guest in his speech highlighted IWM’s longtime involvement and effort in resolving national disasters like flood and river erosion by using Mathematical modelling technique. He stressed continuation of such services of IWM for national interest.
The Special Guest in his address emphasized that professionals who are involved with water management in Bangladesh such as Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries, Bangladesh Haor and Wetland Development Board, FFWC-BWDB, WARPO, DAE, DMD and other related organization would be benefited in some way or other from the study and research findings of IWM.
The Chairperson of the event in his closing speeches thanked to the Chief guest, Special guest, paper presenters, designated discussant, participants, media personnel for their cooperation and kind presence in the event.