Tidal River Management (TRM): Climate Change Adaptation and Community Based River Basin Management in Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh

Report / Paper

Tidal River Management (TRM): Climate Change Adaptation and Community Based River Basin Management in Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh

PUBLISHED DATE

June 2012

RESOURCE

This publication of “Tidal River Management“ provides an interesting, scientifically well-founded and successful example of a local initiative on participatory water management and adaptation. People in Bangladesh are amongst the most vulnerable, especially those living in coastal zones. As a logical consequence, numerous organizations in those areas are developing and implementing measures to reduce vulnerabilities to climate change. Meanwhile, national and international policy processes related to water management and climate change largely ignore the practical knowledge of local communities and CSOs, despite the fact that their experiences and initiatives can contribute significantly to more sustainable policies and their implementation. They are important actors in reducing vulnerabilities and in making countries such as Bangladesh more 'climate proof'. The project Negotiated Approach Explored, financed by ICCO, documents the experiences of Uttaran and Paani Committee with Tidal River Management (TRM).