Buriganga Riverkeeper strives to protect the river Buriganga and the ecosystem by ensuring the flow of safe water through the engagement of informed and empowered communities in upholding enforcement of environmental laws for the effective sustenance of livelihoods and the health of citizenry.

Our Threats

Household waste

The Buriganga has become the primary dumping ground for nearly 1,000,000 city residents living on or near the riverbank. Insufficient municipal waste management facilities exacerbate this maltreatment of the Buriganga, as people throw refuse into the river indiscriminately in the absence of ... read more

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Industrial discharge

Despite an official ban on the production and use of polythene bags in Dhaka, some 250 factories are still illegally making and supplying these bags to approximately 6,000,000 city dwellers every day. On average, 52% of the bags are used only once, and then discarded into drains and canals across ... read more

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Lack of government enforcement

The total population of Dhaka City grew from 0.1 million in 1906 to 9.9 million in 2000. The average annual national growth rate of the urban population in Bangladesh has doubled over the past decade (2000‐2009), at 3.3% compared to 1.8% respectively. The high rate of urban population growth has ... read more

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Inception Analysis and Mapping of Action Research on Water Impacts (IAMARWI) Survey-­‐Dhaka, Bangladesh

IAMARWI Survey Report_Dhaka_Bangladesh_RF ... read more

How to protect Buriganga and Dhaleshwari from tannery pollution

Buriganga Riverkeeper and Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) jointly organized a round table meeting at the VIP Lounge of National Press Club at Shegunbagicha, Dhaka on “How to ... read more

Incomplete Tannery Park of Savar in the Upcoming Eid: Buriganga and Dhaleshwari’s Ongoing Pollution

Buriganga Riverkeeper and Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA)  jointly organized a Press Conference on "Incomplete Tannery Park of Savar in the Upcoming Eid: Buriganga and ... read more

Human Chain to Save Buriganga River from Shyampur’s Dyeing Pollution

After Hazaribagh Tannery, the second largest deadly clustered pollution directly to the Buriganga has been generating from Shyampur dyeing industries. To stop this pollution, ... read more

Consultative Meeting to Protect Buriganga River and to Prevent its Pollution

Once Buriganga was considered as a lifeline of Dhaka city. Ironically, the mighty Buriganga River, which flows by Dhaka, is now one of the most polluted rivers in Bangladesh. ... read more

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