The DELTAS project brings together world experts from the physical and social sciences with local stakeholders from government and non-profit organizations to enhance our scientific understanding of deltas as coupled socio-ecological systems.

Over the next three years, the cumulative research and knowledge of the team will develop a science-based integrative modeling framework that can be used to assess delta vulnerability and guide sustainable management and policy decisions at the regional and local scales.  This modeling framework will be tested on three delta demonstration sites: the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) delta, the Mekong River delta (MRD), and the Amazon River delta (ARD).

Learn more about the DELTAS project, including why deltas are threatened, our Belmont Forum sponsor, our project researchers and partners, the research framework of the DELTAS project, the demonstration deltas, and list of publications.

Recent Activities:

The BF DELTAS team are coordinating an event, with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, on River deltas at the crossroads: transformative change for people and ecosystems that will be held at the IUCN Water Pavilion, September 2, 15.30-16.30, during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii.

BF DELTAS dinner meeting at the AGU Fall Meeting December 17, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

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Sponsored by the Belmont Forum

Project partners:

University of Minnesota, USA
University of Colorado-Boulder, USA
Vanderbilt University, USA
City College of New York, USA
Indiana University, USA
Geological Survey of Japan, Japan
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
University of Wurzberg, Germany
United Nations University, Germany
Aix-Marseille University, France
University of Southampton, UK
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Anna University, India
Jadavpur University, India
Deltares, Netherlands
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
World Wide Fund for Nature, Vietnam
Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway
University of Vale do Paraiba, Brazil
Natural Resources Canada
University of Waterloo, Canada
Nanjing University, China