"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
The BRAC WASH II research call for low-cost water technologies was won by PRACTICA Foundation, based in The Netherlands. Their project title is ASTRA, Aiding Sustainable Water Technology Realization in Arsenic and Salinity contaminated Areas of Bangladesh.
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.