Delta Harmonics

Team information

Victoria Haskins LinkedIn
Master Wageningen University and Research

Isabelle Alten LinkedIn
Master Wageningen University

Isabella Anglin
Master Wageningen University

Md. Saiful Islam LinkedIn
Master Noakhali Science and Technology University

Maud Vink LinkedIn
Master Wageningen University & Research

Jiří Svatoš LinkedIn
Master Wageningen University & Research

Lubomir Smrcek LinkedIn
Bachelor University of Edinburgh

Hana Chourová
Bachelor Mendel University in Brno

Carla Leone
Bachelor University of Edinburgh

Nathaniël Rosegg LinkedIn
fresh graduate Hogeschool Inholland

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About the team

Our team, Delta Harmonics, believes in actively shaping a harmonious future by harnessing the transformative power of nature-based solutions. We are 7 ambitious international students based in Wageningen, Edinburgh and Bangladesh, connecting Hydrology, Oceanography, Ecology, GIS, Environmental Sciences, and Biotechnology. Together, we work on our common vision of a future where people and nature co-exist and support each other harmoniously in face of the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Our vision for nature-positive future for Bangladesh

Harnessing the transformative power of integrated, nature-based landscape approaches, we envision a future where people live in harmony with water and nature. This Nature-Based Future is designed with foundational design pillars in mind: a region living with nature and water, with thriving communities, and with a circular economy. Natural resources and ecosystem services are used respectfully, emphasizing restoration and regeneration approaches. Nature-based approaches are co-created and managed by local communities, rooted in empowerment and engagement. Collaborative networks are leveraged for transformative change. Rivers are clean and have enough room to flow without affecting people while sufficient housing is available in green, climate-resilient cities. Economic growth is decoupled from environmental degradation, socio-economic development is based on inclusive, green opportunities. New employment opportunities are found in circular economy with principles of reusing and recycling materials and resources throughout sectors, while valuing equity and high-quality education for all is a crucial element underpinning all development. So that by 2120, Northwest Bangladesh is prospering in harmony with water and nature.

Our choices for a specific region

Historically the Northwest has been extremely neglected and poor while facing severe challenges that affect many people deeply, and leave a mark on natural resources and biodiversity. The other side of this is - there are many opportunities for a nature-based future in this region. In our vision, groundwater depletion is addressed through widespread watershed regeneration involving intercepting rainfall at source, slowing it down, accumulating excess runoff and managed aquifer recharge. Agricultural productivity increases with a combination of climate-resilient seed varieties, innovation such as nitroplasts research and integration of agroecology. Nature areas are preserved using a zonal approach with native forests and wetlands being surrounded by buffer zones of agroforestry, fishing and ecotourism activities while providing ecological corridors.

Our vision for Bangladesh

Our transition path

Our vision for a specific region

Social media pitch