Observed the ‘International Day of Action for Rivers-2017’

Like every year, this year 2017 on March 14, Waterkeepers Bangladesh, Voice of the Old Brahmaputra River,  Nirapod Development Foundation (NDF), Blue Planet Initiative (BPI), and a local NGO Rangdhonur Rang arranged a day- long program titled ‘ River is My Mother’  to celebrate the ‘‘International Day of Action for Rivers’. To observe the 20th …

Observed the ‘International Day of Action for Rivers-2017’

On March 14, Pashur River Waterkeeper and Waterkeepers Bangladesh jointly organized a long human chain event to observe the International Day Actions for Rivers.  Demanding to protect the Mongla’s Pashur river from erosion, pollution, land grabbing and illegal infrastructures, and to save the world Heritage Sundarbans and its natural habitat from Rampal coal-fired power plant, …

Observed the ‘International Day of Action for Rivers-2017’

Khowai River Waterkeeper : March 14, 2017 on the occasion of the ‘International Day of Action for Rivers’, Waterkeepers Bangaldesh, Khowai River Waterkeeper and Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) jointly organized an event titled ‘Listen to the story of the rivers, photo exhibition and signature collection campaign to protect rivers’ at Habiganj, Sylhet to observe the …

Observed the ‘International Day of Action for Rivers-2017’

Khowai River Waterkeeper: To observe the ‘International Day of Action for Rivers’, Khowai River Waterkeeper, and Waterkeepers Bangladesh organized a day long art competition on 10th March, 2017.  The event named ‘Let’s draw rivers with colors’ held at 10 am in the morning, at the premises of Habiganj Cultural Council where the child drew pictures …

Observed the ‘International Day of Action for Rivers-2017’

The ‘International Day of Action for Rivers’, held each year on the 14th of March, is organized by the different organizations around the word, and provides a focus for communities across the world to arrange events celebrating their rivers, and highlighting the threats they confront. This year, like the many events to celebrate the 20th anniversary …

Rally and Meeting with locals on Protection from Pashur River Erosion

Discussions with the locals of Shelabunia, Buridangha union held on 11th December 2016 in the evening. Noor Alam Shekh, Pashur River Waterkeeper, Sharif Jamil, Buriganga Riverkeeper and Coordinator of Waterkeepers Bangladesh, Abdul Karim Kim, Surma River Waterkeeper and Sujon Rai, Chairman Youth Organization Biddarbahon Anirban suddenly visited the village right beside the proposed Orion Power …

Saving the Surma River from “Going Down the Toilet”

After numerous protests from Surma River Waterkeeper, other green voices, local people and repeated reporting by national newspapers, the Sylhet district administration began demolishing the notorious toilets from the east bank of the Surma River. The toilets were built in June by Kazirbazar Matsya Arotdar Samity (Kazirbazar Fisheries Agent Association) inside a luxurious structure for the fish …

River Olympiad in Mymensingh Evokes to Save the Agriculture and the River as well

Mymensingh divisional River Olympiad 2016, commenced at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) campus on 28 October 2016. Waterkeepers Bangladesh, Riverine People and Samakal Swurid Somabesh jointly organized the Olympiad with the theme, “Know Your River, Revive It Better”. With the spontaneous participation of students, co-organizer ‘The Voice of the Old Brahmaputra River’ hosted the day-long program there. …

Protest to protect the villages around Mongla from the erosion of river ‘Pashur’

The Pashur River flows through the southwestern part of Bangladesh, is the lifeline of the Sundarbans, the largest single-track mangrove forest in the world. It meets the Shibsa River within the Sundarbans, and near to the sea the river becomes the Kunga River. It is the deepest river in Bangladesh. Ironically, the life of the people living near …

Report launching press conference on “Bangladesh Electricity Transition: A Diverse, Secure and Deflationary Way Forward”

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) released a report proposing a viable,modern and sustainable electricity generation expansion in Bangladesh. The report entitled “Bangladesh Electricity Transition: A Diverse, Secure and Deflationary Way Forward”, gives a sustainable diagram to across the country power generation development that would be cheaper, cleaner and provide more energy security …