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Project Name: Training Programme of Bangladesh River Survey Project –FAP-24 Client: WARPO Duration: Dec 1998 - Jun 1999


Country: Bangladesh

Project Location within the Country: Dhaka, Munshiganj, Kushtia


Professional Staff Provided:


No. of Staff: 2

No. of Man-Months: 8


Name of the Client: WARPO, Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh. House 4/A, RD-21/22, Gulshan-1


Start Date (Month/Year):


December, 1998

Completion Date (Month/Year):


June, 1999

Approx. Value of Services


Tk. 5.05 million


Name of the Associated firms, if Any:


BETS & Hydroland

No. of man-months of Professional

Staff Provided by the Associated


Name of Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed:


1.Mr. Mohammad Alam Miah-Hydrologist

2.Mr. M.A. Matin†††††††††††††††††††††† -River Morphologist

Detail Narrative Description of the Project:


The River Survey Project (FAP-24) is one of the supporting activities of the Flood Action Plan. It comprises of:

comprehensive field survey programme; investigation into hydro-morphological process and study their effects; and

a training component


The project aimed at providing on the job training to BWDB Engineers and Sub-Asstt. Engineers on hydro-morphological data collection and in new river survey techniques. The on-the-job field training on major rivers like Jamuna/Padma/Ganges also included collection of data for practical use. The project also aimed at upgrading the institutional capability in Bangladesh for river, hydrological and morphological data collection.


Detail Description of Actual Services Provided by our company:


The actual services provided include :

Services by lecture at Dhaka and Bhagyakul on topics like

-†† fluvial hydraulics and river morphology

-†† fundamentals in river survey methods and techniques along with recent developments

-†† general planning & organising of survey; selection and optimisation of survey techniques and instruments

-†† quality control of data and methods for assessing measurement errors

Training Workshops on

-†† use and maintenance of survey equipment

-†† Methods and instruments for analysing of sediment in laboratory

-†† Data processing including validation

-†† Data storage, retrieval and editing

On the job field training in rivers

-†† positioning and instruments levelling

-†† Water level gauging and Slope measurements

-†† Flow velocity measurements, flow path tracing and Flow discharge measurements

-†† Depth measurements, near-bed sediment transport and bed load measurements; bed material sampling and sediment analysis

-†† Sediment discharge measurement and bed form tracking and surveys

-†† Topographic and bathymetric survey for production of river bed charts

-†† Stream flow and sediment transport distribution between channels

On the job field training in sediment laboratory

-†† determination of sediment concentration of suspended sediment

-†† size analysis for sand fraction and silt fraction

On the job training in office

-†† Processing, storage and retrieval of river data including validation of data and assessment of errors and uncertainties

-†† Water level and water discharge

-†† Sediment discharge and sediment characteristics

-†† Topography bathymetry and bed features



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