Bangladesh Water Development Board

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Bangladesh Water Development Board
Government Seal of Bangladesh.svg
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language
Parent organization
Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh
WebsiteBangladesh Water Development Board

Bangladesh Water Development Board is government agency which is responsible for surface water and groundwater management in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka.[1][2] As of 2020, K. M. Anwar Hossain is the director general of the board.[3]


In 1954 to 1956 there were a series of consecutive floods in East Pakistan. J A Crug, US state department official lead a mission to investigate and recommend solutions. On their recommendation East Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority was formed for water management. After the Independence of Bangladesh, the authority was split into Bangladesh Water Development Board and Bangladesh Power Development Board.[2] It is under the Ministry of Water Resources.[4] It manages irrigation canals and prevent river erosion.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Bangladesh water crisis". UDaily. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Bangladesh Water Development Board". Banglapedia. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Engr KM Anwar new DG of BWDB". The New Nation. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  4. ^ "River erosion turns 50,000 homeless every year". The Daily Star. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  5. ^ "WAPDA bridge becomes risky". The Daily Star. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Jamuna gobbles up 3km of Sariakandi". Dhaka Tribune. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.