"We can see that what was happening six or seven thousand years ago is still affecting what is happening in the subsurface from a salinity point of view. If you want to know what is happening now, you have to go back in time and try to understand how the groundwater system works," says Oude Essink
SWIBANGLA is the name of the winning project tendered by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre for the BRAC WASH II programme. SWIBANGLA stands for managing saltwater intrusion impacts in Bangladesh and was kicked-off formally at the BRAC head office in Dhaka on Sunday 7 July, 2013.
The Managing Saltwater Intrusion Impacts in Bangladesh (SWIBANGLA) applied research project aims to make the salinization issue an integral part of water safety planning in Bangladesh. This can only be achieved when a sufficient level of awareness, knowledge and skills is reached.