Strategic Delta Planning

Strengthening strategic delta planning processes in Bangladesh, the Netherlands, Vietnam and beyond

Shahnoor Hasan - PhD candidate at IHE Delft in the Integrated Water Systems and Governance group

I am an academic and a researcher with more than five years of experience in environmental science and management in Bangladesh. I have worked on water management, environmental pollution assessment, and behavioural change. Since April 2015 I have joined IHE Delft as a PhD fellow in integrated water systems and governance department. Prior to this I worked as a Senior Lecturer and Research Associate at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. My PhD research will assess how integration of planning tools and approaches in strategic delta planning can support stakeholder coalition in the context of different ranges of motivations, abilities, threats and opportunities. The research would also focus on what impact specific planning tools and approaches can have during the strategic delta planning process and on the quality of the decisions made. The findings are expected to contribute to the ongoing Bangladesh delta plan 2100, and to the delta planning programmes in the Netherlands, Vietnam and beyond.