about event


The International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM) has been held biennially since 2007 by the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and ICWFM 2023 is the ninth event. Water management in general, and flood management in particular, is an interdisciplinary field that requires integrated knowledge from diverse fields such as hydrology, hydraulics, morphology, atmospheric science, climate, environmental pollution, ecosystem, agriculture, disaster, vulnerability, risk, gender, livelihood, and poverty. As physical and socioeconomic risks change as a result of climate change and anthropogenic interventions, integrated approaches to analyzing these processes and their interactions, as well as incorporating nature-based solutions, are gaining traction. This conference aims to serve as a common platform for bringing together the most recent developments in the aforementioned fields.

This year the central theme of ICWFM-2023 is 'Climate Extremes and Resilient Development'. In recent years, the world has witnessed unprecedented extreme events. Cherapunji (India) received its third highest rainfall in 122 years in 24 hours on 2022, while monsoon flooding submerged nearly 80-90% of north-eastern districts of Bangladesh. Or 2022 drought in Europe which is seemed to be the worst drought in last 500 years. Extreme events are occurring more frequently, and therefore, we believe, it is the high time for the world to take a closer look at extreme events and incorporate appropriate management measures into planning efforts. We truly think that our hard and soft development strategies should be robust enough to withstand these climatic extremes. 

key information
Venue: : Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) International Conference Center (CICC), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date: : 14-16 October 2023
Official Language: : English
Abstract Submission Opens: : 01 April 2023
Abstract Submission Closes: : 10 June 2023
Registration Closes: : 07 September 2023
01 Apr 2023
Author Abstract Submission
10 Jun 2023
Deadline for Abstract Submission
07 Sep 2023
Registration Closes
Hydrometeorological Hazards and Risk +
Floods and Drainage +
Rivers, Coasts, Estuaries and Deltas +
Water Infrastructure and Resilient Development +
Water and Livelihood Security +
Ecosystems and Environment +
Water Governance +
Prof. Satya Prasad Majumder-Honorable Vice-Chancellor, BUET
Prof. Abdul Jabbar Khan-Honorable Pro-Vice-Chancellor, BUET
Prof. MD. Munsur Rahman, IWFM, BUET
Organizing Secretary:
Dr. Shampa, IWFM, BUET
Dr. Ahmed Ishtiaque A. Chowdhury, IWFM, BUET
Assistant Organizing Secretary:
Mr. Md. Enayet Chowdhury, IWFM, BUET
Mr. MD Shadman Sakib, IWFM, BUET
Ms. Fariha Islam Mou
Ms. Zarin Tasnim
Prof. A.F.M. Saiful Amin, CE, BUET
Prof. A.K.M. Saiful Islam, IWFM, BUET
Prof. A T M Hasan Zobeyer, WRE, BUET
Prof. Anisul Haque, IWFM, BUET
Prof. Ishtiaque Ahmed, CE, BUET
Prof. Khan Mahmud Amanat, CE, BUET
Prof. M. Shahjahan Mondal, IWFM, BUET
Prof. Mashfiqus Salehin, IWFM, BUET
Prof. Mohammad Asad Hussain, IWFM, BUET
Prof. Mohammad Rezaur Rahman, IWFM, BUET
Prof. Mohammad Shariful Islam, CE, BUET
Prof. Mohammed Abed Hossain, IWFM, BUET
Prof. Raquib Ahsan, CE, BUET
Dr. Sara Nowreen, IWFM, BUET
Dr. Sheikh Mokhlesur Rahman, CE, BUET
Prof. Sujit Kumar Bala, IWFM, BUET
Prof. G M Tarekul Islam, IWFM, BUET
Prof. A.K.M. Saiful Islam, IWFM, BUET, Bangladesh
Dr. Ali Mohammad Rezaie, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh
Prof. Anika Yunus, WRE, BUET, Bangladesh
Dr. Animesh Kumar Gain, Murdoch University, Australia
Dr. Gupinath Bhandari, Jadavpur University, India
Dr. Md Mizanur Rahman, Deputy Managing Director, Dhaka WASA
Prof. Md. Mostafa Ali, WRE, BUET, Bangladesh
Prof. Mehedi Ahmed Ansary, CE, BUET, Bangladesh
Prof. Mohammad Asad Hussain, IWFM, BUET, Bangladesh
Prof. Muhammad Ashraf Ali, CE, BUET, Bangladesh
Dr. Muktarun Islam, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Prof. Nehreen Majed, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh
Prof. Nepal C Dey, BRAC University, Bangladesh
Prof. Rajib Maity, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Dr. Sayed Mohammad Nazim Uddin, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh
Dr. Sonia Binte Murshed, IWFM, BUET
Prof. Tanvir Ahmed, CE, BUET, Bangladesh
Prof. A. S. M. Maksud Kamal, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Prof. Abul Fazal M. Saleh, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Bangladesh
Prof. Ainun Nishat, BRAC University, Bangladesh
Prof. Anamika Barua, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Dr. A. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director, BCAS, Bangladesh
Dr. Biswa Bhattacharya, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands
Ms. Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Prof. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, University of California, Irvine, USA
Prof. Hao Zhang, Kumamoto University, Japan
Prof. Jagath Kaluarachchi, Utah State University, USA
Prof. Jasim Imran, University of South Carolina, USA
Prof. Jim Hall, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Kenji Kawaike, Kyoto University, Japan
Prof. M. Mozzammel Hoque, Ex-faculty, IWFM, BUET, Bangladesh
Mr. Malik Fida A Khan, Executive Director, CEGIS, Bangladesh
Dr. Paul Liu, North Carolina State University, USA
Prof. Qiuhong Tang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Prof. Rajib Shaw, Keio University, Japan
Prof. Rajiv Sinha, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Prof. Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD, Independent University, Bangladesh
Prof. Steven Goodbred, Vanderbilt University, US
abstract submission and publication

Extended abstracts (maximum 800 words) on the conference topics are being invited from interested authors. The extended abstract should be submitted by 10th June 2023. The detailed procedure for the abstract submission is available on the conference website. An individual can be the lead author of a maximum of two papers. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent by 10th July 2023. Pre-conference proceedings will be published based on the accepted abstracts of the registered authors. Selected papers will be peer-reviewed and published in Progress in Disaster Science (Elsevier) and as Book Chapters of Conference Proceedings (Springer). It is to be noted here that the post-conference proceedings from the ICWFM-2021 were published by Springer International. It is available at this link - (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-95722-3)


panel sessions

“Panel Sessions” are planned on emerging and interesting topics. Interested participants are requested to contact the Conference Secretariat for further information.

fees & payment
Category Fees
Authors & Participants (NON SAARC countries) view list 400$
Authors & Participants (NON SAARC countries-Students) view list 200$
Authors & Participants (SAARC countries) view list 200$
Local Authors & Participants 3500BDT
Local Authors & Participants (Students) 1500BDT
*Bangladeshi citizens having full-time affiliations (as students/employees) abroad will not qualify as local participants.
**Female students will receive a Registration Fee waiver of 50%.
method of registration & payment
Authors of accepted abstracts and interested participants will be able to do registration and make payment using the online platform hosted at ICWFM-2023 website. Registered authors and participants will be notified through email. Besides, authors and participants can make payments via direct bank transfer Please contact Conference Secretariat for details.
conference secretariat


Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM),

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET),

Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

E-mail: icwfm@iwfm.buet.ac.bd

Phone: 02223365601

Website: http://icwfm2023.info/

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Technical Tour
ICWFM-2023 will arrange a field trip for conference participants on the 17th of October, 2023. It will be a day-long river cruise from Paturia Ferry Ghat. The cruise will take you through the heart of Bangladesh to visit the iconic Ganges-Brahmaputra Confluence . We welcome you to embark on an unforgettable journey along the magnificent Padma River and explore the breathtaking beauty of Bangladesh as you sail down one of the largest rivers in the world. Let’s learn more about our destination -
Ganges- Brahmaputra Confluence
The Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers are two of the largest rivers in Bangladesh and play a significant role in the country’s economy, culture, and geography. The Ganges originates in the Himalayas and flows through northern India and Bangladesh, while the Brahmaputra rises in Tibet and flows through northeastern India and Bangladesh.. The Ganges-Jamuna confluence is highly unstable in terms of morphodynamical change and confluence movement. Research and governmental efforts are underway to stabilize and protect the region and its people by constructing dams, embankments, and other infrastructure projects.
* Field visit is subjected to change anytime upon the decision of conference secretariat.

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Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET),

Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

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