Social learning for adaptive delta management: Tidal River Management in the Bangladesh Delta

Muhmuda Mutahara*, Jeroen F. Warner, Arjen E.J. Wals, M. Shah Alam Khan, Flip Wester

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Abstract

The article analyzes Tidal River Management in Bangladesh from a social learning perspective. Four cases were investigated using participatory assessment. Knowledge acquisition through transformations in the Tidal River Management process was explored as an intended learning outcome. The study finds that social learning occurred more prominently at the individual stakeholder level and less at the collective level. For Tidal River Management to be responsive and sustainable, especially in times of increased uncertainty and climate vulnerability, more attention needs to be paid to coordination and facilitation of multi-level learning that includes all stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-943
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Volume34
Issue number6
Early online date9 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

Keywords

  • adaptive delta management
  • Bangladesh
  • participation
  • social learning
  • Tidal River Management

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