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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.



PFFC, Hydrology

Major Activities of Processing and Flood Forecasting


•      Analyze the hydrological, hydrogeological, morphological and hydro-meteorological data collected by field offices quality control and processing.

•      Manage real time data collection for flood forecasting purpose and timely dissemination of flood warning to different Ministries/ Organizations/ News media and NGO’s.

•      Maintain liaison with Ministry of Water Resources, Cabinet Division, Relief Ministry and the Office of the Prime Minister for briefing on flood situation in the country.

•      Publish Monthly Flood Report during the monsoon and Annual Flood Report after the monsoon. Publish monthly groundwater forecasting report.

•      Co-ordinate with different agencies on hydrological and hydro-meteorological studies, research and data management. .

•      Develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for conjunctive use of rainwater, groundwater and surface water.

•      Prepare district and country wide hydro-geological maps.

•      Maintain and update water models and programs for monitoring and forecasting the hydrological conditions.

•      Maintain equipment, survey vessels, telemetering and wireless system, calibrating tank and field installations.

•      Collect real time hydrometric and telemetric data for running flood forecasting and inundation models under Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC).

•      Prepare warning bulletin on the basis of the model output and flood inundation maps integrating GIS and real time data.

•      Arrange acquisition of NOAA/GMS Satellite and Radar data and process, interpret and prepare necessary graphs. 

•      Maintain Webpage on flood situation.

•      Maintain different equipment used for flood forecasting.








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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