Project Title: Roads to the Rescue Bangladesh

MetaMeta has supported the systematic use of roads for flood resilience and began upscaling this opportunity for wider use in the coastal regions of Bangladesh. The project has aimed to find ways to optimize the role of roads for flood resilience and water management, both technically and through improving governance. By bringing together government authorities, water and climate experts, and roadside communities – including women and the poor – the team has ensured that road construction efforts produce multiple benefits for all, and develop productive livelihoods, in spite of recurring flooding and high water conditions.

Facts about the Challenge project


South Asia



Team lead

Frank van Steenbergen

Lead organization


Local partners

Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)