Tidal River Management in the Khulna-Jessore Drainage Rehabilitation Project

The Khulna-Jessore Drainage Rehabilitation Project (KJDRP) was a flagship project of the BWDB for removal of drainage congestion from the project area. CEGIS conducted the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study of KJDRP wherein the innovative concept of Tidal River Management (TRM) was applied to relieve severe drainage congestion from the project area. Through extensiveconsultation with stakeholders and mathematical modeling during the ESIA study, CEGIS recommended the TRM concept in 1998 to replace the traditional approach of providing regulators as a sustainable solution to remove drainage congestion in BWDB project areas in the South-West region of Bangladesh.