Resilient Asian Deltas (RAD) Initiative

World Wide Fund for Nature Freshwater (2019)

WWF’s Resilient Asian Deltas (RAD) initiative aims to stop the continent’s six largest delta systems – Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra, Indus, Irrawaddy, Mekong, Pearl and Yangtze – from sinking and shrinking. Targeting common challenges, the initiative has been designed to reduce barriers, respond to opportunities, and scale up solutions that will transform attitudes and approaches to defending deltas and ensure that the: Long term resilience of Asia’s delta systems is improved through unprecedented political and financial investment in ‘building with nature’, which will protect and restore the natural river and coastal processes that replenish deltas and will keep them – and the societies, economies and nature that depend on them – above the rising seas.