Water Challenges

Located downstream of three large basins, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Meghna, Bangladesh faces immense challenges in the water sector due to population increase, land use changes, surface water pollution, upstream withdrawal of water, economic development and climate change. It is apparent that the demand for water will exceed available groundwater resources, the main source of water supply, by 40 percent in the dry seasons in a business-as-usual scenario by 2030.


The 2030 WRG Bangladesh program aims to catalyze transformative projects in industrial, municipal and agricultural sectors to reduce the demand-supply gap through demand-side efficiency measures, improve surface water quality through wastewater treatment and promote integrated water resources management to arrive at optimal solutions at the regional and national levels.


The 2030 WRG signed an MoU with the Government of Bangladesh and other partners for planning and implementation of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100. The 2030 WRG is also at an advanced stage to launch a national Water Multi-Stakeholder Platform. Two analytical studies have been conducted and future scoping exercises have been identified for future analysis.

Our Role

The 2030 WRG is working with stakeholders through the BDP 2100 and the proposed Water Multi-Stakeholder Platform focusing on three work-streams: Water Governance, Greater Dhaka Watershed Restoration and Agri-water.

Key Partners

Click here for a list of our key partners in Bangladesh.