Date: The conference will be held during 4-6 January 2023 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abstract Submission

July 31, 2022 [CLOSED]

Notification of Acceptance

August 31, 2022 [SENT]

Extended Registration

September 01 – Ongoing

Program Schedule

December 02, 2022 [Uploaded in Downloads]

Official Language: English


ASCE-EWRI developed and introduced the International Perspectives on Water Resources and the Environment (IPWE) Conference series sixteen years ago to help bring together engineers and scientists from around the world that share common challenges. It is EWRI’s hope to foster a global community collaborating on similar opportunities. Following the success of the past ten conferences held in Asia, Northern Africa, and South America, ASCE-EWRI aims to make these conferences accessible to participants from a wide range of cultural, socio-economic, and professional backgrounds. Prior conferences have been hosted in:

New Delhi, India (2006) Izmir, Turkey (2013)

Bangkok, Thailand (2009) Quito, Ecuador (2014)

Chennai, India (2010) Colombo, Sri Lanka, (2016)

Singapore (2011) Wuhan, China (2017)

Marrakech, Morocco (2012) Cartagena, Colombia (2018)


The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. Founded in 1999, EWRI is ASCE’s technical source for environmental and water-related issues; EWRI's vision is "Advancing water resources and environmental solutions to achieve a sustainable future."

About IPWE-2023

The Environmental & Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-EWRI) in partnership with the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET-IWFM) are pleased to convene the 11th IPWE Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. IPWE 2023 is going hybrid with goals of understanding community needs, focusing on attendee safety, and being more sustainable. This conference creates a platform for professionals to share knowledge, network, and gain perspective of water resource issues unique to the conference destination. The center piece of the conference is a hybrid summit/round table conferences to be held both in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Reston, Virginia and will be broadcast online. The topics for the 1st summit in Dhaka are the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 (BDP 2100), restoration of major rivers and impacts of climate change. The topics at the Reston Summit are the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), flood mitigation of lower Mississippi River, and western mega-drought and impacts of the climate change.


Chair: Dr Sufian Khondker, D. WRE, F. ASCE SVP, ARCADIS, New York, USA

Co-Chair: Dr Rezaur Rahman, Professor, BUET, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Chandra S. Pathak, P.E., D.WRE, F. ASCE, Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor, Corps of Engineers, USA


Dr. Ahmed Ishtiaque Amin Chowdhury,

Organizing Secretary, IPWE 2023 and Assistant Professor, IWFM, BUET

Mr. Md Shadman Sakib

Associate Organizing Secretary, IPWE 2023 and Lecturer, IWFM, BUET

A message from the Managing Director, ASCE-EWRI

I look forward to joining you in the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka, for the 11th International Perspectives on Water Resources & the Environment conference - IPWE 2023, organized by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-EWRI), and the Institute of Water & Flood Management (IWFM) of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Each IPWE conference provides a wide variety of technical presentations related to water resources and the environment, high caliber keynote speakers, social networking and cultural events, and the opportunity to interact with colleagues on an international level. The conference focused on water resources and the environment includes plenary and technical sessions with topics of interest for both developed and developing countries. The program design encourages broad participation by a wide variety of water/environmental professionals including engineers, scientists, planners, and legislative and academic professionals from around the globe.

We invite you to share insights and experiences with your fellow professionals on the myriad of challenging issues in water resources and the environment. May this technical exchange of ideas and perspectives contribute toward defining solutions to the challenges facing us today.

A message from the Director, IWFM, BUET

I am very pleased to inform you that the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in partnership with the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is going to organize the 11th International Perspective on Water Resources and Environment (IPWE) Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh during 4-6 January 2023. The theme of the conference is the “Risk and Resiliency in the Time of Climate Change” with goals of understanding community needs, focusing on attendee safety, and being more sustainable.

We are living in a world where the impact of climate change is felt in our everyday life with ever increasing extreme weather. The recently published IPCC’s the Working Group I report in which I was contributed as a Lead Author, has unequivocally showed that human activities have warmed the climate at a rate not seen in at least the past 2000 years. We are on course to reaching global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius within the next two decades. Beyond certain temperatures, adaptation is no longer possible. Unless there is an immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, temperature will continue to increase and risks will escalate quickly with higher temperatures, would cause irreversible impacts on people, environment and ecosystems.

Unlike many developing countries, Bangladesh is facing major challenges in water sector which includes increasing vulnerability to extreme events, unrestricted extractions, growing urban demand, climate change, land-use changes and environmental requirements. Sustainable water resources management would help to decrease the vulnerability by furthering development and increasing adaptive capacity. In this context, the IPWE 2023 conference will create a platform for professionals to share their knowledge on issues related to water resource management and build a strong network among them.

  • Impacts of Climate Change

    Managing extreme events: rains and droughts

    Forest fire due to climate change

    Adaptation strategies

    Renewable energy

    Migration and resettlement of climate refugees

  • Health Impacts of Climate Change

    Health hazard caused by climate change

    Water-borne infectious disease

    Air pollution

  • Flood Risk & Resiliency

    Catastrophic floods caused by major rivers

    Cyclones/storm surge induced floods

    Flash floods in Haors of Bangladesh

    Cyclone shelter in coastal region

    Flood resistant housing

  • Surface Water Hydrology

    Mathematical modeling of rainfall/runoff/erosion

    Waterlogging and green infrastructure

    Watershed hydrologic and water quality modeling

    Surface water irrigation

  • Groundwater Hydrology

    Evaluation of groundwater resources

    Arsenic poisoning in groundwater

    Saltwater intrusion

    Land subsidence due to groundwater withdrawal

  • Coastal Dynamics and Modeling

    Storm surge forecast modeling

    Estuarian and coastal system

    Coastal ecosystems and nutrient cycling

    Delta subsidence

    Impacts of polders and embankments on the delta

  • Water Supply and Treatment

    Advances in water and wastewater treatment

    Rainfall harvesting and new methods of water development

    Marine outfalls and environmental impacts

    Desalination of sea water

    Nanotechnology to improve the environment

  • Comprehensive Water Resources Development

    Restoration of major rivers in Bangladesh

    Design and construction of barrages in Bangladesh

    Surface irrigation in Bangladesh

  • Educational Outreach

    School programs for education

    Computer literacy program

    IT education and outsourcing

  • Information Systems for Water Resources

    National information systems

    GIS applications in water resources

    Hydroclimatic forecasts and their applications

  • Water Sustainability

    Food-energy-water nexus analysis

    Human impact on hydrological processes and water availability

    Water re-use: Water conservation vs. health risks

    Water security and integrated management

  • International Topics

    Transboundary Indo-Bangladesh rivers

    International river basin management

    Water security and safety in developing urban areas

    Water resources management in Bangladesh: implication for international collaboration

Engr. Khandker Monjur Morshed

Vice President (Admin and Finance), ASCE Member (M/10598014)

Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) and IEB–ASCE Chapter

Professor Ainun Nishat


BUET Alumni Association, Bangladesh

Engr. Ghulam Mohammed Alomgir


MAX Group, and


BUET Graduates Club Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Engr. Mahtab Uddin

General Secretary

BUET Alumni Association, Bangladesh

Ms. Nazmun Naher

EC member of BWP

Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP), Bangladesh

Mr. Md. Saif Uddin

Superintending Engineer, Design Circle – 8, BWDB

Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Bangladesh

Mr. Md. Mojibur Rahman Shikder

Additional Chief Engineer, Water Resources Unit, LGED

Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Bangladesh

Mr. Mahbubur Rahman

Deputy Executive Director (Planning and Development)

Institute of Water Modeling (IWM), Bangladesh

Mr. Malik Fida A Khan

Executive Director

Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam

Professor and Vice-Chancellor

University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Bangladesh, and

Chairman, Chittagong WASA Board, Bangladesh

Dr. M. R. Kabir


Department of Civil Engineering, Daffodil University, Bangladesh

Dr. Afzal Ahmed

Professor and Head of Dept.

Department of Civil Engineering, United International University (UIU), Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Shoaib Chowdhury


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, North South University, Bangladesh

Dr. A.K.M. Saiful Islam

Professor and Director

Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET, Bangladesh

Dr. Mashfiqus Salehin


Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET, Bangladesh

Dr. Nazrul Islam


Bangladesh Environmental Network (BEN)

Ms. Dilara Afroz Khan (Rupa)

CEO & Founding President

Scholars Bangladesh

Mr. M E Chowdhury Shameem

Executive Director

MAX Group

Mr. Azadul Haq


Power Division, MAX Group

Dr. Quamrul Ahsan


HydroSys, USA

Dr. Faisal Quader


American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects (AABEA), USA

Dr. Ashraf Ali, D.Sc, PE, MBA

Founding President

Bangladesh Development Initiatives (BDI), USA

Mr. Abubokor Hanip

Chairman & CEO

IGLOBAL University, USA

Dr. Anis Rahman

Chief Technology Officer and President

Applied Research & Photonics, Inc., USA

Engr. Razzaque Chokder

President & CEO

Innovative Construction & Management Co. Inc., USA

Engr. Shamsul Islam Siddique, PE

Past President

American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects (AABEA), New York, USA

Engr. Akhtar Zaman, M.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada)

North American Center for Professional Development, Canada

Engr. Abdul Halim Bhuyan, Dip. Ing.

Verheyen Ingenieure, Germany

Dr. Shaheed Hossain

Institute of Safety and Risk Sciences

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria


Prof. G M Tarekul Islam, IWFM, BUET


Prof. A.K.M. Saiful Islam, IWFM, BUET, Bangladesh

Prof. Anika Yunus, WRE, BUET, Bangladesh

Dr. Animesh Kumar Gain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Anjal Prakash, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, India

Dr. Bijon Kumar Mitra, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Dr. Ali Shafqat Akanda, University of Rhode Island, USA

Prof. Georgia Kremmyda, University of Warwick, UK

Prof. J. Brema, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, India

Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Bangladesh Water Development Board, Bangladesh

Prof. Mohammad Asad Hussain, IWFM, BUET, Bangladesh

Prof. N.D.K. Dayawansa, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Dr. Sonia Binte Murshed, IWFM, BUET, Bangladesh

Prof. Tanvir Ahmed, CE, BUET, Bangladesh

Prof. Tuhin Ghosh, Jadavpur University, India

Prof. Vishal Narain, Management Development Institute, India

Advisory Committee

Dr. Biswa Bhattacharya, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands

Prof. Eddy Moors, IHE Delft, The Netherlands

Prof. Fan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

Prof. Hajime Nakagawa, Kyoto University, Japan

Prof. Jasim Imran, University of South Carolina, USA

Prof. K.P.P. Pathirana, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Prof. Mahbuba Nasreen, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Nilufa Islam, GWP-South Asia, Bangladesh

Dr. Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD, IUB, Bangladesh

Prof. Shafiqul Islam, Tufts University, USA

Prof. Shamsul Alam, GED, Bangladesh

Prof. Steven Goodbred Jr., Vanderbilt University, USA

Category ASCE-EWRI Member Non-Member
Tier A Country $400 $450
Tier B Country $200 $250
Local Fulltime Student BDT 2000/-
Local & Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB) Authors BDT 5000/-

*Country Category List: Click Here


Thank you for your interest in IPWE-2023. The conference is over


Abstracts should be:

  • In English

  • Approximately 250 words but no longer than 500 words in length

  • Your own scientific, technical or project work but not literature review

  • No more than 2 submissions per person (as the presenter)

  • An international letter of invitation will not be sent until you have registered and paid for the conference (if applicable).

Abstracts should NOT be:

  • Autobiographical

  • Previously published (except if for oral presentation only)

  • Commercial or promotional

  • ASCE/EWRI membership is encouraged, but not required for submission. Submitters whose abstracts are accepted for presentation, whether oral or poster, are expected to register for and attend the IPWE 2023 Conference

By submitting an abstract to the 2023 IPWE conference, you acknowledge and understand that:

  • You are available to present at any time and in the format that EWRI assigns your presentation (January 4- 6). Currently, this conference is scheduled to be live in-person, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Depending on current COVID-19 restrictions, we may be conducting a completely or hybrid virtual conference. Presentation schedules, length of presentations and room/space arrangements may vary to accommodate the mode of the conference

  • It is mandatory that you register and pay for the conference by September 01 – October 15, 2022. Should an author submit their final paper but fail to register by the deadline, the unregistered presentation/paper will be removed from the conference program

If you require travel, you acknowledge that you understand that:

  • ASCE will not pay for your travel or other expenses

  • You have applied for your international travel paperwork in advance to obtain international travel permissions (if applicable).

  • An international letter of invitation will not be sent until you have registered and paid for the conference (if applicable).