WRE Forum Co-Founders

Dr. Md. Mostafa Ali, Professor at the department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET, has more than 20 years of experiences in water resources engineering, modelling flood and morphological studies, climate change impact studies and applications of remote sensing images. He has done his BSc in Civil Engg. in 2001 and MSc in Water Resources Engg. in 2004 from BUET and Phd from university of Alberta in 2011. He has experienced with the following mathematical models, tools and languages, e.g., HEC-RAS 1D/2D, Delft3D, SMS, HEC-HMS, SWAT, SWMM, QGIS and MatLab. He has supervised nine post-graduate and more than twenty undergrad theses. He has also done different collaborative research projects with Nuffic-Niche, Newcastle University etc.. In addition to researches, he has been involved in consultancy works with different government institutions and private companies.

Dr. Zahidul Islam is a scientist and registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Alberta, Canada. He is currently working as a Hydrologist and Water Policy Specialist at the Department of Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta. He holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering (WRE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and a Ph.D. in WRE from University of Alberta. Before joining the Alberta Government, he worked about four years as a lecturer at the WRE Department, BUET, and about five years as a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Alberta. He had also worked as a research fellow at the Deltares, The Netherlands. Dr. Islam published numerous scientific articles (journals, book chapters, conference papers, technical reports, thesis) on hydrology, hydraulics, water resources management, and climate change related issues.

Dr. Sarfaraz Alam completed his PhD from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also served as an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in the Water Resources Engineering Department at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Sarfaraz completed his BSc and MSc from BUET in Water Resources Engineering. His work focuses on understanding how climate change, variability, and human intervention affect water resources availability and quality, and the application of an integrative framework to identify how to reduce the negative impact of climate and human-induced changes.

Mr. Rahaman is working as a Hydrologist and Climate Change Expert in Climate Change and Disaster Management Division of Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), Bangladesh. He has long experiences of working in the field of water resources engineering, climate change, disaster risk reduction and spatial planning at both home and aboard. He has extensive experiences in using different mathematical modeling tools i.e. SOBEK, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, CHE2D, Delft3D, SWAT, SWMM, SDSM, ModFlow, DSSAT, ArcGIS etc for water resources assessment. His active involvement in Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, National Adaptation Plan, Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, Urban Drainage and Flood Hydrology Study for Dhaka and other Cities, Impact Assessment on Haor and Wetlands, Eco-engineering Solutions Formulation, Climate Change Scenario Development through Downscaling, Sector Action Plan for Environment and Climate Change, Flood Risk Management for Southern Bhutan, Stormwater Management Plan for Thimphu, are noteworthy. He has worked with various national and international organizations, development partners, NGOs and INGOs. Mr. Rahaman pursued his M.Sc and B.Sc in Water Resources Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).