As part of the anti-pollution advocacy project the ‘State of Dhaka Environment’ report will be finalized through subsequent data validation workshops. In this connection of advocacy activity for the project WKB consortium planned to organize the first data validation/report launching workshop. Waterkeepers consortium lead Sharif Jamil chaired and moderated of the workshop. In the workshop consortium member and chairman of Environmental Science, Stamford University Bangladesh presented the collected data and analysis of air, water and noise pollution level of Dhaka city. Legal consultant of the project Mohammad Golam Sarwar discussed about the existing legislative landscape of environmental laws in Bangladesh. Sumana Binte Masud, Project Management Specialist-Civil Society Advisor, USAID Bangladesh and Shahid Hossain, Deputy Chief of Partry, PAR/Counterpart International were also presented to the workshop as special guest.
Syed Nazmul Ahsan, Director (Air Quality), Department of Environment; Shahanaj Rahman, Deputy Director (Air Quality), DoE; Dr. Alamgir Hossain, Head of Dhaka Laboratory, Dhaka WASA; M S Siddiqui, Vice President, International Business Forum of Bangladesh, Monir Hossain Chowdhury, Environment and Climate Change Specialist, National River Conservation Commission; Dr. Mohammad Zashim Uddin, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka; Dr. Mahbub Hossain, Professor, Microbiology, BRAC University discussed on the presentation on draft State of Dhaka Environment report and provided valuable feedback.