Save Gogalichhara River, a Maltreated River in Bangladesh, Needs Justice

Waterkeepers Bangladesh is working to save the river Gogalichhara, flowing through Kulaura and Juri Upazillas of Moulvibazar District. The story of Gogalichhara River is very pathetic. Though this flowing River originated from Hazargoj Forest of Juri Upazilla in the India-Bangladesh Border, it has been shown as a stagnant water body in the government documents and …

River Olympiad in Sylhet

The participating students who came from different universities and colleges, of Sylhet divisional River Olympiad 2016, commenced at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus on 28 October 2016, became highly enthusiastic to partner the river conservation; particularly, enthusiasm has been created regarding protection of Surma River among the participants. Satyajeet Bhatyacharja, a student of …

Buriganga Riverkeeper Hosted In-Week Visit of DFID to Buriganga River

A six-member DFID (Department of International Development) team led by Jane Edmondson, Head of DFID Bangladesh visited Buriganga River on 7 November 2016 along with David Gray, First Secretary of British Embassy in Bangladesh. They also participated in a community meeting of the boatmen at Kholamura Ghat, Kamrangirchar. The team arrived at the starting point of …

Mobilizing and Engaging Rotary Club of Habiganj Khowai

Rotary Club of Habiganj, Khowai has arranged a discussion meeting on “The Importance of Environment in Building Healthy Society”on 21 October 2016 in the conference hall of Amir Chan Complex presided over by Club President Mr. Shafiul Azam while Khowai River Waterkeeper Tofazzal Shohel delivered the keynote speech. Khowai River Waterkeeper Tofazzal Shohel focused on …

Movement against the Encroachers and Polluting Industries Demanded by the Denizens

Our rivers are being endangered day by day. Different kinds of oppressions are strangulating Khowai, Sutang and old Khowai River. The speakers spoke on the rally called “Rally by the bank of the River” arranged jointly by Khowai River Waterkeeper and Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA) at 11.00 am on 25 September 2016, Sunday, on the eve …

“Recognizing Justice to the Rivers with Blossom of Our Honor”

Basiya River has been honored the Surma River Waterkeeper at blossom in Biswanath upzilla of Sylhet district ahead of World River Day on 25 September 2016, with the Slogan “We have done a lot of injustice, a lot of insult, forgive, O river, take the blossom of our honor”. Basiya River of Biswanath upzilla, which was …

Discussion Meetings on the Sundarbans and Rivers of Bangladesh and Britain in London

A discussion meeting on Bangladesh Rivers and the Sundarbans was held in Marriott Hotel, London on 25 September 2016, the first meeting of the Waters of Bangladesh Network formed by the Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Bangladesh and London Waterkeeper Partnership. The meeting was conducted by Jahirul Hoque Shakil, Associate Professor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology and chaired …

Special meeting on“Boatman and Life”: A Special Meeting with Boatmen Community on the Buriganga organised by Buriganga Riverkeeper

To protect the rivers, Boatmen should be embodied because they are the true protector “Boatman and Life”, a special meeting of boatmen on the Buriganga held at 10.30 am on 30 July 2016 at Kholamura Ghat of Kamrangirchar. Boatmen, living along the Kholamura Ghat area participated in the meeting that was organized by Buriganga Riverkeeper …

National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans (NCSS) organized a press conference against the Rampal EPC contract signing process of the governments of Bangladesh and India

National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans (NCSS) organized a press conference against the Rampal EPC contract signing process of the governments of Bangladesh and India on July 13, 2016 at the 2nd Floor of National Press Club, Topkhana at 11:00 am. The press conference was presided over by the Convener of NCSS Sultana Kamal. Khushi …