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  • 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.



Ground Water, Hydrology

Major Activities of Ground Water Hydrology


•      rganizing and conduct groundwater survey (both qualitative and quantitative) and sub-soil investigation.

•      Provide technical guidance of all field groundwater data collection network and to ensure quality control.

•      Conduct qualitative study for the optimum utilization of groundwater resources and provide guidelines to prepare hydro-geological and hydro-chemical reports.

•      Collection of sediment samples for arsenic source detection.

•      Conduct drilling works, aquifer pump tests, BM works, installation of observation wells, groundwater quality study, maintenance of rigs and other equipment.

•      T steps for standardization and improvement of hydro-geological data (groundwater table, aquifer pump test, groundwater quality, exploratory boring log collection etc.).

•      Co-ordinate the activities of different agencies and organizations involved in groundwater studies and render advise to groundwater planners and users.

•      Review comments on papers and reports on groundwater resource utilization suggesting probable remedial measure etc..


About 1200 exploratory boring, groundwater level and water quality monitoring through 1900 observation wells (down to the depth of 350 m), 500 aquifer pump tests etc. has been conducted.








Superintending Engineer

PFFC, BWDB, 72 Green Road, Dhaka-1215,

Cell: 01715-552442,

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  • 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.

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