Role of the Buriganga Riverkeeper

To reverse abuse of the nation’s precious water resource Buriganga and restore health to riverine ecosystems, immediate and sustainable actions are required. Till now, there has been no large‐scale organized program with international support in Bangladesh to combine a policy platform with local advocacy, community education, and hands‐on preservation efforts to protect aquatic environment of Buriganga, except the Buriganga Riverkeeper. The Buriganga Riverkeeper has taken the challenge on behalf of the Buriganga River to make a substantial contribution to the public health, environmental health, and economic survival of capital Dhaka.

As the Buriganga Riverkeeper, the Riverkeeper will bring a global platform with clear quality standards, the strength of a national coalition of environmental policy makers and passionate local communities for saving River Buriganga.