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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.



River Morphology, Hydrology

Major Activities of River Morphology and Research



·        Organize and manage the collection and preservation of raw data.


·         Supervise the cross(X)-seclions and the Bathymetric survey of major rivers in Bangladesh.


·         Monitor morphological changes in the river system of the country.


·         Supervise morphological data compilation process in the field.


·         Co-ordinate with other BWDB offices and agencies on morphological studies, research, data management and other related job.


·         Supervise the activity of the Mapping Cell and maintenance of instruments therein.


·         Preparation of survey reports of unserviceable/condemned materials, equipment etc. and their disposal.


·         Prepare comments on related reports.


·         Take necessary steps for implementation of projects included in the ADP including their monitoring.


·         Preparation of Maps using PHOCUS software by Planicomp P33 and undertake activities including field verification of BM.









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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