Processing and Flood Forecasting Circle
Bangladesh Water Development Board
Today is
প্রানবন্ত সবকিছুই পানি থেকে সৃষ্টি করা হয়েছে - আল কুরআন (২১:৩০)
  • Trans-boundary rivers

    a. The Ganges-Padma.


    b. The Brahmaputra-Jamuna.


    c. The Surma-Meghna.


    1. Fifty seven trans-boundary rivers: (includes the three major rivers and their tributaries and distributaries).



    2. Seven independent riversdraining Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts directly into the Bay of Bengal.



    3. Inland water bodies 9wet lands) of haor, baors and beels.



Chief Engineer, Hydrology

Major Activities under Chief Engineer, Hydrology

To provide supervision and technical guidance for:

  • Hydrological research, benchmark surveys and evaluation and other studies required by the country.
  • Qualitative and quantitative studies for optimum utilization of groundwater and development of guidelines for preparing hydrological and hydro-chemical reports.
  • Provision of information dissemination to other agencies.
  • Monitoring changes in morphological behavior in priority areas and its impact on erosion and bank stabilization.
  • Collection, processing, storing, publishing and making available data relating to floods, surface and groundwater, morphology, sedimentation and soil characteristics.
  • Provision of necessary support to WARPO for the National Water Resources Data Base (NWRD).
  • Institutional development and capacity building in hydrology through training and development of specialists in field measurements, processing and data analysis.
  • Provision of critical insight on drought and flood conditions and review of technical reports on water utilization.
  • Development of a modern flood forecasting and warning system and provision of early warning for flood.
  • To represent BWDB's viewpoints in inter-departmental/ inter-ministerial meetings on surface and groundwater resource utilization and national disaster activities.