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RETA 6498: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB’s Water Financing Program
PILOT AND DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITY
Developing and Pilot Testing a Specialists’ Course on River Bank Protection
PROJECT COMPLETION REPORT
Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
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Background and Context Development Context Related Challenges Objectives of the Project Expected Outcomes of the Project Project Area and its relevance Methodology and Main Outputs Identification of Topics Relevant to River Bank Protection Identification of the Experts, Resource Persons and evaluator Course Material Development for Specialists’ Course Pilot and Demonstration Activity (PDA) Introduction Launching of the Program Pilot Testing Field Visit Evaluation of PDA Short Course for Practitioners/young professionals Certificate Awarding Main Outputs Non accomplishments Project Outcomes and Lessons Learned Outcomes achieved Lessons Learned
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Appendix A Appendix-B Appendix-C Appendix-D
Background and Context
Bangladesh is the lower riparian country of some of the largest rivers in the world, namely the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. The total catchment area of these rivers covers about 1% of the world’s land surface but is home of about 10% of the world’s population. This environment is characterized by unpredictable dramatic changes, resulting from tectonics along the Himalayan Mountains and annual monsoons. The combination of mountain instability and monsoon formed the large rivers of Bangladesh and is the major driving factor of their instability. Dating back to the “Great Assam Earthquake” in 1950, the river system in Bangladesh is still adjusting to the entrained sediment loads. This caused substantial widening of the major rivers, leading to more than 1000 km² loss of land over the last 30 years along the Brahmaputra alone. Since independence, Bangladesh is struggling to counter large-scale river erosion, at least along the important places on the banks of the major rivers with little success. Until recently, when the development of a new technology, in combination with indigenous knowledge, largely focusing on prediction, a comprehensive planning framework, and flexible implementation achieved successful and cost-effective protection of longer reaches. Based on these findings and the systematic analysis of the performance of past riverbank protection, new guidelines for riverbank protection were established with the support of BUET. The performance analysis of riverbank protection in large rivers plays a major role in the preparation of these guidelines and makes them a unique document. With a view to developing a specialized course incorporating the key elements of planning, design, and monitoring of river bank erosion works, a PDA proposal was submitted by Bureau of Research Testing and Consultation (BRTC) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to Asian Development Bank (ADB).
With a population in excess of 150 million and an approximate area of 1,50,000 square kilometers, Bangladesh is now one of the most densely populated countries of the world. Here per capita arable land is the lowest in the world. On top of that 10,000 hectares of land is lost every year because of river bank erosion along the major rivers of the country which exacerbates the problem. The rivers are found to undergo morphological (Cross-section and planform) adjustment. This dynamism makes riverbank erosion a devastating hazard in Bangladesh that permanently displaces and impoverishes many people. The associated riverbank erosion is a major destabilizing factor in Bangladesh, affecting the important flood protection embankments, human settlements and all other infrastructure including road network in the vicinity of the rivers.
Objectives of the Project
The main objective of this PDA is to develop a specialists’ course at post-graduate level on riverbank protection alongside alluvial rivers, and run a pilot course for testing and refinement before working on the mainstreaming of the course into the school curriculum. The secondary objectives are to: (i) develop short courses for the engineers & scientists working in water sectors; and (ii) broaden the knowledge base with potentials for incorporation into a regional knowledge hub.
Expected Outcomes of the Project
The outcome will be development of specialists’ courses at PG level and short courses for practitioners especially for young engineers and professionals working in various water sector organizations. Another outcome is the development of a post-graduate course at BUET at the Department of Water Resources Engineering. The Title of the Course and Course Number will be identified by relevant Boards of Post Graduate Studies, Faculty and finally be approved by the Academic Council so that the course can be offered on a regular basis. Advantage of developing the course materials by following this process would lead to improved knowledge & experience of engineers leading to better and more cost effective river management; contribution to regional knowledge about stabilization of large alluvial rivers and improved knowledge & experience of engineers leading to better and more cost effective river management.
Project Area and its relevance
The PDA was carried out at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). The theme of the specialists’ course encompasses river management especially with a focus on: (i) river morphology (ii) river engineering/training techniques; (iii) riverbank protection experiences; (iv) planning of riverbank protection (v) design of riverbank protection: structural, hydraulic, hydrologic & geotechnical (vi) monitoring and performance evaluation of riverbank protection. A better understanding of different aspects of river management as listed above will lead to improved knowledge about stabilization of river banks and cost effective river management thereby reducing cost minimizing flood related disasters of the country. There is a dearth of advanced knowledge among the young professionals and scientists & engineers working for protection of riverbank erosion of large alluvial river like the Ganges, Brahmaputra and the Meghna. Bangladesh being the lower most riparian country of the of the large river basins, the problem here is very complex due to dynamic nature of the river system. The scenario would gradually be different after imparting of new and application of innovative knowledge due to adaptive approach to mitigate river erosion problems.
Methodology and Main Outputs
Identification of Topics Relevant to River Bank Protection
As mentioned in the Inception and/or Interim Reports, a brainstorming session was organized to identify the topics. The personnel and experts involved in the preparation of Guidelines for Riverbank Protection were the participants of the brainstorming session. In addition scientists and designers from Bangladesh Water Development Board, IWM & CEGIS were involved in the brainstorming session. The topics that were finalized after detail discussion are listed in Article 1.5.
Identification of the Experts, Resource Persons and evaluator
A rigorous search on identification of experts for the relevant topics was made. Emphasis were given to have a blending of the academicians and the practicing Engineers in the water sector of the country so that the final lecture materials could fulfill the desire and expectations of the post-graduate students as well as junior engineers and scientist working in the field of riverbank protection. Selection of the resource persons were based on the qualification and higher training in the relevant field, length of experience, ability to judge the complexity of river bank erosion problems in an alluvial environment and ability to guide the participants to obtain solutions to such problems. List of the resource personnel have been appended in Appendix-A.
Course Material Development for Specialists’ Course
As per plan, all the draft lecture notes were received from the resource persons before the starting of the Specialists course for PG students. The lecture notes were edited by the Team Leader and Course Coordinator (Prof. Dr. M Monowar Hossain) in consultation with the Technical Committee. The other two members of the Technical Committee were Prof. Dr. Abdul Matin, Head, and Prof. Dr. Mirjahan Miah of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET. The titles of the lectures finally developed appear in Appendix-A. As mentioned earlier that the above topics were identified based on a series of discussion meeting in the Department of Water Resources Engineering. Lecture materials for the above topics were developed by the experts as per the criteria given to them by the technical/review Committee. The committee worked to maintain the consistency, quality and the relevance to the course to PG study at BUET. The duration of each lecture was one and half hour, hence for designing a new post-graduate course on Riverbank Protection at BUET required 39 hours of lectures as per the contact hour requirements laid by the Academic Council of BUET satisfies the criteria.
Pilot and Demonstration Activity (PDA) Introduction
Pilot testing of the developed course materials was carried out during November-December 2009 as per plan. The participants comprised mainly of post-graduate students of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET. As mentioned in the previous reports, a significant part of post-graduate students are from various water sector organizations including BWDB, BADC, IWM, CEGIS, thus the pilot program was meaningful in the context of Bangladesh and even in the region. However success of this course will be achieved after its inclusion in the post-graduate curricula and program in BUET.
Launching of the Program
The opening of the course was held on November 14, 2009. The inauguration ceremony was held in the Council Building of BUET in presence of the honorable Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, GoB. Honorable Vice Chancellor of BUET; Head, Water Resource Management, BRM, ADB; Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Head, Dept. of Water Resources Engineering, BUET were also present.
Fig 1: Inauguration ceremony. Besides the registered participants which are 40 in number, guests from BUET, concerned organizations such as BWDB, IWM, CEGIS, RRI etc were also present in the inaugural ceremony. A view of the distinguished personnel may be seen in Fig. 1. About 150 persons attended opening function of the PDA specialists’ course. 2.4.3 Pilot Testing
The resource persons delivered their lectures using power point presentation. Some resource persons used a combination of both power point presentation and white board facilities. A view of participants of the Specialists’ Course is provided in Fig. 2.
Fig 2: Participants of the program attending in the classroom The duration of each lecture was one and a half hour of which about one hour was for resource person. The following half hour was question and answer, sometimes problem solving or receiving ideas of the participants. In Fig. 3 two resource persons are found to deliver the lectures. On the left Prof. AMM Safiullah, Vice-Chancellor, BUET and on the right Knut Oberhagemann, a renowned water expert is found to deliver lectures in the Specialists Course.
Fig 3: Lecture delivery by Resource personnel. 2.4.4 Field Visit
A visit to Sirajgonj town protection work popularly known as Sirajgonj Hard Point was held on December 10, 2009. The course coordinator, the Head of the Department of Water Resources Engineering and the concerned design engineers of BWDB of the Riverbank protection works accompanied the field visit. Through this visit, the participants got the opportunity to see different aspects of bank protection structures in real field. The concerned Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineer, & Executive Engineers of Operation & Maintenance and the Design engineers of BWDB explained various elements and issues of the bank protection works starting from planning, design to implementation. They also explained the reasons of recent failure of a small part of the large riverbank protection works to the participants and the subsequent activities that were undertaken to check the failure. Detail of the field visit is attached herewith in Appendix – B. 2.4.5 Evaluation of PDA
The effectiveness of pilot testing was evaluated by an external independent evaluator who is a renowned water expert of the country and has participated in many previous evaluation processes in similar kind of projects. The evaluation process included evaluation of course materials, monitoring the questions & answers in the class, class participation etc. Questionnaire survey for evaluation of the course by the participants was also done. The evaluator is found to discuss with the participants (Fig. 4).
Fig 4: Course evaluation. The participants discussed freely with the evaluator and gave their opinion about the course both in terms of course content as well as quality of presentation. The participants also
commented their opinion for further improvement of the course. The report from the evaluator was submitted earlier and also is incorporated in Appendix-C along with this report.
Short Course for Practitioners/young professionals
The short course for practitioners was conducted during 26-31 December 2009, the participants being from BWDB and other water sector organizations like Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) and Center for Environment and Geographical Information System (CEGIS). A compact version of the lectures prepared in the Specialist’s course was delivered in this short course. There were 12 lectures given as per plan. The lecture plan is attached in Appendix-D.
The specialists’ course for postgraduate students and the short course program for practicing engineers were closed with certificate awarding ceremony held in the Seminar Room of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET on 31st December, 2009. Prof. Dr. A. M. M. Safiullah, Vice-Chancellor, BUET was present as the Chief Guest and distributed certificates among the participants. Prof. Dr. M. A. Matin, Head, Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET and other resource personnel of the course were also present in this occasion. Prof. Dr. M. M. Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUET and the Course Coordinator, conducted the session.
Fig 4: Certificate Distribution. 2.7 Main Outputs
The main output of the project is the development of a post-graduate course at BUET at the Department of Water Resources Engineering. The Course Number and Title of the Course has been identified as “WRE 6308 Design of River Training and Bank Protection” by relevant Boards of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS). It will soon be placed at the Faculty and finally be approved by the Academic Council so that the course can be offered on a regular basis after field testing. It is expected that the course will be offered from next October Session. Advantage of developing the course materials by following this process would lead to improved knowledge & experience of engineers leading to better and more cost effective river management; contribution to regional knowledge about stabilization of large alluvial rivers and improved knowledge & experience of engineers leading to better and more cost effective river management.
Another main output of the project work was to publish the Guidelines for Riverbank protection developed by the BRTC team. Two hundred copies of the Guidelines, a very important output of the present PDA activities will be a very valuable document for all professionals working in the complex area of riverbank protection, postgraduate students as well as young professionals working in this field that has an inquisitive mind to find answers of complex problems related to large alluvial rivers.
The ultimate objective of the project aims at inclusion of the PDA course in the University’s regular (Post-graduate) curriculum. However, the process of inclusion of any course takes some time as it involves approval of Board of Post-graduate Studies, concerned Faculty and finally of the Academic Council. This process has already been started and approval of BPGS has been obtained. It appears that the final approval and offering of the course at PG level will take some more time to finally establish as a regular course. It is expected that the course will be offered at PG level from next term beginning in October 2010. As stated earlier a field visit to Sirajgonj Hard Point was arranged as a part of the course module. Although it was planned to arrange another field visit during the short course for young professionals working at BWDB, IWM & CEGIS, it has not yet been possible to arrange. However the visit will be arranged soon during the ensuing flood season. The participants will be able to view riverbank erosion caused by rising and falling water level in floods in the major alluvial rivers of Bangladesh. It will definitely enrich the theoretical knowledge gained through class room exercises and deliberations.
Project Outcomes and Lessons Learned
The specialists’ course have been developed based on extensive literature review incorporating experiences in planning, design, implementation and maintenance aspects of river training and bank protection works mainly in Bangladesh as well as innovative and adaptive approaches developed under JMREMP. Pilot testing of these courses have been conducted which has enriched the participants with the knowledge on river bank protection works. This will ultimately add significantly to the regional knowledge hub in the field of river training and bank protection. A short course (a selection of the most appropriate lectures from specialists’ course) has been offered to the professionals of different water sector organizations. It is hoped that this course will be offered to the professionals on a regular basis. The knowledge thus developed may also be replicated and disseminated throughout the region through regional workshop and short courses. The specialist course will be included in the postgraduate curriculum of the Department of Water Resources Engineering of BUET soon. The process is underway. The Guidelines on Riverbank protection have been published and will serve the purpose and requirements by relevant professionals as well as PG students who has thirst for updated knowledge on Riverbank erosion and their control and training.
As seen from the evaluation report, the participants are satisfied with the overall contents of the course although they suggested a few resource persons to be replaced while running this course in future. Some of the topics appeared to be repeated in different lecture notes. These topics may be replaced by pertinent topics related to river bank protection and erosion management. In Bangladesh, there are evidences of bank protection failure due to lack of proper soil exploration. During the specialists’ course, the resource persons emphasized the need for detailed soil investigation before undertaking any bank protection works. Overall, the specialists’ course has been very effective in the context of Bangladesh and even in the region. Based on the response of the participants, it can be said that the course should be offered to the professionals of different water sector organizations in a regular basis. As a result incorporation of the course in PG curriculum is an urgent need. However, all processes in Bangladesh are delayed due to complex management system.
Appendix A Lecture schedule of the specialists’ course (14 Nov 2009 to 09 Dec 2009) Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET, Dhaka-1000 Lec No.
Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4 Lecture 5 Lecture 6 Lecture 7 Lecture 8 Lecture 9 Lecture 10 Lecture 11 Lecture 12 Lecture 13 Lecture 14 Lecture 15
An Overview of River Bank Protection Works in Bangladesh River Morphology Hydrographic Survey & Data Processing Integrated Approach to the Planning and Design of River Bank Protection Works Statistical Considerations and Limitations in River Bank Protection Works River Bank Erosion Management : Planning Perspective Uses of Remote Sensing and GIS in Studying River and Coastal Morphology Implementation and Construction Aspects of River Bank Protections Design Specification of Construction Materials for Water Front Construction Morphological Prediction of the Main River of Bangladesh Design Considerations for Bank Protection Works Design of Bank and Bed Protection Works Stability of Slopes Application of Various Methods of Stability Analysis Filters and its Application in River Bank Protection
Prof. M. Monowar Hossain BUET Prof. Md. Monowar Hossain BUET Mr. Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan, PD, EDDRP, BWDB Prof. Md. Abdul Matin BUET Dr. Sabbir Mostafa Khan Associate Professor, BUET Mr. Saidur Rahman, Chief, Planning, BWDB Dr. Maminul Haque Sarker CEGIS Mr. Mukhles uz Zaman Former DG, BWDB Mr. Mukhles uz Zaman Former DG, BWDB Dr. Maminul Haque Sarker CEGIS Prof. M. Mirjahan BUET Prof. Md. Abdul Matin BUET Prof. Sarwar Jahan M. Yasin BUET Prof. Sarwar Jahan M. Yasin BUET Prof. Sarwar Jahan M. Yasin BUET
14 Nov 2009, Saturday 15 Nov 2009, Sunday 15 Nov 2009, Sunday 16 Nov 2009, Monday 16 Nov 2009, Monday 17 Nov 2009, Tuesday 17 Nov 2009, Tuesday 18 Nov 2009, Wednesday 18 Nov 2009, Wednesday 21 Nov 2009, Saturday 21 Nov 2009, Saturday 22 Nov 2009, Sunday 22 Nov 2009, Sunday 23 Nov 2009, Monday 23 Nov 2009, Monday
7.00 – 8.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Lecture 16 Lecture 17
Geo-technical Investigation for River Training Works Geo-technical Design Considerations for Bank Protection Works
Prof. AMM Safiullah VC, BUET Prof. AMM Safiullah VC, BUET
24 Nov 2009, Tuesday 24 Nov 2009, Tuesday
4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm
25 Nov – 04 Dec 2009 : Eid vacation Lecture 18 Lecture 19 Lecture 20 Lecture 21 Lecture 22 Lecture 23 Lecture 24 Lecture 25 Lecture 26 Design of Innovative Revetment using Geo-textile Materials Wave Hydraulics and its application in Bank Protection Works Design Considerations of Various Types of Groynes Design Example of Groynes Design Aspects of Riverbank Protection Works in Bangladesh Monitoring and Quality Control of River Bank Protection Works Dredging and Dredgers Experiences of Bank Protection Works- Part-I Experiences of Bank Protection Works- Part-II Course Evaluation Mr. Makbul Hossain ADG (Planning), BWDB Prof. M .K. Alam BUET Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman Associate Professor, BUET Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman Associate Professor, BUET Mr. Jasim Uddin Ahmed, Chief Engineer, Design, BWDB Mr. AKM Bodruddoza Former ADG (Planning), BWDB Dr. U. K. Navera Associate Professor, BUET Mr. Knut Oberhagemann, NHC Mr. Knut Oberhagemann, NHC Prof. M. Monowar Hossain BUET 05 Dec 2009, Saturday 05 Dec 2009, Saturday 06 Dec 2009, Sunday 06 Dec 2009, Sunday 07 Dec 2009, Monday 07 Dec 2009, Monday 08 Dec 2009, Tuesday 08 Dec 2009, Tuesday 09 Dec 2009, Wednesday 09 Dec 2009, Wednesday 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm 4.00 – 5.30 pm 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Venue of Lecture: Post-graduate Lecture Room, Dept of WRE, BUET (6th Floor, Civil Engg Building)
Field Visit to Sirajgonj Hard Point
Purpose: After completing the class lectures and demonstration on River Bank Protection Works, a field visit was made to Sirajgonj Hard Point with a view to observing different aspects of river bank protection works in real field. It may be noted that the Sirajganj town protection works often known as Sirajganj hard point is situated on the left bank of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River which is one of the largest river of the world. The average discharge of the river is about 20,000 cumecs and the 100 year return period flood discharge is about 100,000 cumecs. The average width of the river is about 12 km and the river carries an annual average sediment load of about 750 million tons. This makes the river pattern braided and displays a very unstable nature of bank erosion and deposition. A view of 2.5 km long revetment constructed along the right bank of the river beside Sirajganj is shown in Fig. B1.
Fig B1: A view of Sirajgonj Hard Point. The visit: The participants of the specialist’s course, the team leader of the course and Head, Dept. of Water Resources Engg., BUET started from BUET Campus to Sirajgonj Hard Point on December 10, 2009 early morning. Few photographs in this respect are shown in Fig. B2.
Fig B2: Visit to Sirajgonj Hard Point
Mr. Motahar Hossain, Executive Engineer of BWDB, the design Engineer responsible for design of bank protection structures of Northern Zone of Bangladesh also accompanied the visiting team. On arrival at the riverbank protection site the Superintending Engineer of the concerned zone welcomed the participants. The Chief Engineer, of Rajshahi Zone also attended that program. They explained various aspects and salient features starting from planning to design and construction and subsequent operation and maintenance of Sirajgonj Hard Point to the visiting team. In addition other important bank protection works at upstream and downstream of Sirajganj was also explained. Some features of this project is presented below: General Aspects: Name of the Project: River Bank Protection Project (RBPP) Location: Sirajgonj Sadar, Sirajgonj, Northern Bangladesh Project Objective: Protecting Sirajgonj Town’s built-up and semi-urban areas from major damage and cumulative destruction. Implementation Period: Completed on December, 2001. Benefits of the Project: Has protected a population of about 175,500 people and 7800 ha of lands of urban and semi-urban areas of Sirajgonj including Town’s built –up from the erosion of the Jamuna River.
Fig B3: Protection Works at upstream termination. Technical Aspects: The total length of the bank protection work is 2.50 km and total cost was Tk. 3123.69 million at that time (equivalent to about USD 500 million) Three sizes of cement concrete blocks (45cm X 45cm X 45cm; 55cm X 55cm X 55cm; 65cm X 65cm X 65cm0 were used. Geotextile Filter: Two types (Type-1, Type-2) were used.
Fig B4: Lecture on technical aspects by BWDB officials at the protection site
Recent failure of the Hard Point: Sirajganj town protection works were implemented with the financial assistance of international donor agencies. The consultants and the contractors were also International Companies. After the completion of construction the protection needed some maintenance because of scour development at various locations of the revetment. As the Brahmaputra river is a braided one, a big failure occurred this year during flood season. The failure occurred at two places of the revetment. This is shown in Fig. B5.
Fig B5: Recent failure at Sirajgonj Hard Point (2009). Sudden collapse of some portions of the revetment from Chainage 210 m to 340 m on July 10, 2009 and from Chainage 340 m to 430 m on July 17, 2009 occurred due to formation of large scour hole at the outer edge of the falling apron having an elevation of -12.00 m PWD. The actual scour depth crossed the design value of the scour depth. The Site engineers referring to an investigation into the causes of failure mechanism mentioned that the following are main reasons failure: • • • • • The low degree of bearing capacity of soil due to low density of soil Existence of high mica content in the subsoil strata. Subsurface drainage from the country side to the river side from a small stream present in that location. Presence of a temporary island infront of the protection works and Oblique flow attack by main flow channel around the revetment
BWDB’s emergency initiative to stop further failure To stop the progressive failure of Sirajganj town protection works, BWDB dumped sand filled geobags (250 kg and 175 kg) and synthetic bags (75 kg) along the Hard Point. It was mentioned that all stockpiled cc blocks were also dumped. At the same time, BWDB started dredging some part of the island locally known as ‘Char’ to divert the flow away from the revetment along Sirajganj Hard Point. During the field visit the dumped sand-filled geobags were found to perform well for preventing the erosion along the Hard Point. As the geobags formed a stable slope at that location, so erosion couldn’t progress further. Failure and dumped geotextile bags may be seen in Fig. B6.
Fig B6: Dumped geobags at Sirajgonj Hard Point (2009).
On way back from the visit of Sirajganj bank protection works the participants also had a visit to the Jamuna Bride (the larges river bridge in Bangladesh on the river Jamuna) left Guide Bund. At the bridge location, all the participants observed the functioning of the Guide Bund properly. The concerned engineers of the Bridge explained various aspects of the Guide Bund to the participants. A view of the Jamuna bridge now known as Bangabandhu bridge on the river Jamuna may be seen on the left and Guide bank on the right of Fig. B7
Fig B7: Jamuna River Guide Bund at Bridge Site.
Lecture schedule Short Course on River Bank Protection (26 Dec 2009 to 31 Dec 2009) Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET, Dhaka-1000
Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4 Lecture 5
An Overview of River Bank Protection Works in Bangladesh Design of Bank and Bed Protection Works Implementation and Construction Aspects of River Bank Protections Design of Innovative Revetment using Geo-textile Materials Design Aspects of Riverbank Protection Works in Bangladesh Monitoring and Quality Control of River Bank Protection Works Design of River Bank Protection Works at Mongla Port Experiences of Bank Protection Works
Prof. M. Monowar Hossain BUET Prof. Md. Abdul Matin BUET Mr. Mukhles uz Zaman Former DG, BWDB Mr. Makbul Hossain ADG (Planning), BWDB Mr. Jasim Uddin Ahmed, Chief Engineer, Design, BWDB
26 Dec 2009, Saturday 26 Dec 2009, Saturday 26 Dec 2009, Saturday 27 Dec 2009, Sunday 27 Dec 2009, Sunday
4.00 – 5.00 pm 5.30 – 6.30 pm 7.00 - 8.00 pm 4.00 – 5.00 pm 5.30 - 6.30 pm
Lecture 6 Lecture 7 Lecture 8 Lecture 9 Mr. AKM Bodruddoza Former ADG (O&M-2), BWDB Mr. Anwar Hossain Bhuiyan, Former ADG (Planning), BWDB Mr. Knut Oberhagemann, NHC Prof. Sarwar Jahan M. Yasin BUET Prof. AMM Safiullah VC, BUET 29 Dec 2009, Tuesday 29 Dec 2009, Tuesday 30 Dec 2009, Wednesday 30 Dec 2009, Wednesday 31 Dec 2009, Thursday 4.00 – 5.00 pm 5.30 - 6.30 pm 4.00 – 5.00 pm 5.30 – 6.30 pm 4:00 -5:00 pm
Application of Various Methods of Stability Analysis Geo-technical Design Considerations for Bank Lecture 10 Protection Works
Venue of Lecture: GIS Room, Dept of WRE, BUET (6th Floor, Civil Engg Building)
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