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Dr.  Mohammed  Mizanur Rahman
Dr. Mohammed Mizanur Rahman

Professor Contact No : +88 01717825850
Department of Irrigation and Water Management Email : mizaniwm@bau.edu.bd
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology ResearchGate Google Scholar
 
Research Interest:   -Modelling of watershed hydrology -Modelling hydraulic interaction between wetlands, rivers and groundwater -Crop modelling -Impact analysis of climate change on water resources and agriculture -Irrigation and drainage  
Postdoctoral Research Scholar (on-going)
Michigan State University
USA
PhD
University College London (UCL), London
UK
MS In Agricultural And Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University
USA
MS In Irrigation And Water Management
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh
B. Sc. Agricultural Engineering
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh
Total Number:  6
 

(1) Project title: Effect of soil texture on the performance of different conservation techniques for irrigated rice cultivation

Funder: Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System (BAURES)

Duration: July 2018–

Role: As a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

(2) Project title: Water climate services to inform food and water security in India led by Dr. Julian R. Thompson, UCL Department of Geography, UCL, London, UK

Funder: UK Natural Environmental Research Council

Role: As a Research Assistant

(3) Project title: Modelling the complex groundwater-surface water interaction in riparian depressional wetlands (Haor) of Bangladesh

Funder: International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden

Duration: October 2015–September 2018

Role: PrincipaI Investigaor (PI)

(4) Project title: Developing a model based water management plan for haor wetlands of Bangladesh to reduce the vulnerability of Boro rice crop to flash floods

Funder: The Government of Bangladesh and USAID

Duration: May 2017–September 2018

Role: PrincipaI Investigaor (PI)

(5) Project title: Enhancing water and energy use efficiency of rice crop by recycling lost percolated water from rice fields

Funder:  Ministry of Education, The Government of Bangladesh

Duration: July 2017–July 2019

Role: PrincipaI Investigaor (PI)

(6) Project title: Utilizing monsoonal flooding water for dry season irrigation in haors

Funder:  a2i funded project under Agricultural Challenge Fund, Bangladesh

Duration: February 2018–

Role: PrincipaI Investigaor (PI)

Total Number:  5
 

1.  Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on “IWRMa Practice in Bangladesh: Case Study of IPSWAM” organized jointly by CEGISb, IPSWAMand BWDBd in cooperation with BWPe in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 17 to 22 January 2009. 

2.  Foundation Training for University Teachers organized by Graduate Training Institute (GTI), Bangladesh Agricultural University with support from the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh from 19 April to 12 June, 2008.

3.  Scientific Methodology and Development of Grant Application organized jointly by BCASf and IFSg in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9 April to 10 April 2008.

4.  Training of Trainers on Integrated Water Resources Management organized jointly by WARPOh, BWP and CEGIS in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9 to 14 December 2007.

5.  A special training course on “Farm level water Management” held in Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra, Bangladesh from 12 to 14 January 2004.

Elaboration of above acronyms:

a.   IWRM: Integrated Water Resources Management

b.   CEGIS: Center for Environmental & Geographic Information Services

c.   IPSWAM: Integrated Planning for Sustainable Water Management

d.   BWDB: Bangladesh Water Development Board

e.   BWP: Bangladesh Water Partnership

f.    BCAS: Bangladesh Centre of Advanced Studies

g.   IFS: International Foundation for Science, Sweden.

h.    WARPO: Water Resources Planning Organization

Professor
27 Dec, 2019 -
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Associate Professor
27 Dec, 2015 - 26 Dec, 2019
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
Assistant Professor
27 Dec, 2008 - 26 Dec, 2015
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
Lecturer
27 Dec, 2006 - 26 Dec, 2008
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
Assistant Engineer
23 Oct, 2006 - 26 Dec, 2006
Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC)
Agricultural Engineer
23 Aug, 2006 - 22 Oct, 2006
Department Of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Minisitry Of Agriculture
Total Number:  24

 

2020 

(1) Nathan Rickards, N., Thomas, T., Kaelin, Alexandra, Houghton-Carr, Helen, Jain, S. K., Mishra, P. K., Nema, M. K., Dixon, H., Rahman, M. M., Horan, R., Jenkins, A., and Rees, G. 2020. Understanding Future Water Challenges in a Highly Regulated Indian River Basin—Modelling the Impact of Climate Change on the Hydrology of the Upper Narmada. Water 12, 1762. doi:10.3390/w12061762

2019 

(1) Rahman, M. M., Thompson, J. R, and Flower, R. J. 2019. Hydrological impacts of climate change on river-wetland systems in the Upper Meghna River Basin (Bangladesh and India) and their implications for rice cultivation. Hydrological Sciences Journal. Link

(2) Das, N., Rahman, M. M., Islam, M. T., and Adham, A. K. M. 2019. Assessing groundwater suitability for irrigation: A case study for Durgapur upazila of Bangladesh. Fundamental and Applied Agriculture 4(3): 916–927. doi: 10.5455/faa.45057

(3) Hossain, M. M., Rahman, M. M., Islam, M. T., Islam, D., and Adham, A. K. M. 2019. Investigating water productivity and yield of boro rice under conventional and conservation irrigation practices in Bangladesh. Fundamental and Applied Agriculture 4(2): 867–872. doi: 10.5455/faa.34631

(4) Rana, M. M., Islam, M. T., Datta, S., Rahman, M. M., and Adham, A. K. M. 2019. Suitability of powerplant disposed water for irrigation of Ashuganj agro-irrigation project in Bangladesh. Progressive Agriculture 30(1):113-124.

(5) Sen, R., Karim, N. N., Islam, M. T., Rahman, M. M., and Adham, A. K. M. 2019. Estimation of actual crop evapotranspiration and supplemental irrigation for Aman rice cultivation in the northern part of Bangladesh. Fundamental and Applied Agriculture 4(3): 873–880. doi: 10.5455/faa.34264

(6) Rahman, M. M., and A. K. M. Adham. 2019. Developing a model-based water management plan for haor wetlands of Bangladesh to reduce the vulnerability of Boro rice to flash floods. A final project report submitted to the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

(7) Rahman, M. M. 2019. Modelling the complex groundwater-surface water interactions in riparian depressional wetlands (Haor) of Bangladesh. A final project report submitted to the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden.

 2017

(1) Rahman, M. M., Islam, D., Adham, A. K. M., Khan L. R., Jansen H. and Alam, S. 2017. Climate change effects on groundwater recharge and yield. This report was prepared for the Collaborative Applied Research-Project 8 (CAR8) under Nuffic-NICHE BGD 155 Project: Scenario Development in Integrated Water Resources Management: Coping with Future Challenges in Bangladesh.  

2016

(1)  Rahman, M. M., Thompson, J. R, and Flower, R. J. 2016. An enhanced SWAT wetland module to quantify hydraulic interactions between riparian depressional wetlands, rivers and aquifers. Environmental Modelling and Software, vol: 84, p: 263-289.  Link

2014

(1) Rahman, M. M., Z. Lin, X. Jia, D. D. Steele, and T. M. DeSutter. 2014. Impact of subsurface drainage on streamflows in the Red River of the North basin. Journal of Hydrology, vol: 511, p: 474-483.  Link

2013

(1) Lin, Z., and M. M. Rahman. 2013. Modeling the impact of tile drainage on streamflow and water quality in the Red River of North basin using SWAT. Red River Basin Water Quality and Watershed Modeling meeting, Energy & Environmental Research Center, Grand Forks, ND. 

(2) Amin, M. G. M., M. M. Rahman, and M. Hasan. 2013. Irrigation with Wastewater: Impacts, Scope and Challenges. Chapter-12, Irrigation Management, Technologies and Environmental Impact (Editor: M. Hossain Ali), NOVA Publishers, p: 285 - 300.  Link  

2011

(1) Rahman, M. M., and Z. Lin. 2011. Applying SWAT for impact analysis of the tile drainage on streamflow in a snow dominated watershed. ASABE annual International Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.  Link  

(2) Lin, Z., A. Kirilenko, and M. M. Rahman. 2011. Coping with uncertainty in assessing climate change impacts on streamflows. American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Spring Specialty Conference –Managing climate change impacts on water resources: Adaptation issues, options, and strategies. Baltimore, Maryland, April 18-20, 2011.

2009

(1) Ali, M. H., A. K. M. Adham, M. M. Rahman, and A. K. M. R. Islam. 2009. Sensitivity of Penman-Monteith estimates of reference evapotranspiration to errors in input climatic data. Journal of Agrometeorology. Vol 11 (1). 1-8.                    

(2) Rahman, M. M., R. Biswas, and W. I. Mahfuz. 2009. Effects of beta ratio and Reynold’s number on coefficient of discharge of orifice meter. J. Agric. Rural Dev., 7 (1 & 2). 151 – 156.  Link 

2008

(1) Suman, A., M. N. Hoque, M. Z. Abedin, and M. M. Rahman. 2008. Design and development of floating poultry house for flood-hit area. Int. J. Sustain. Agril. Tech. 4(4): 55-61.

(2) Hasan, M. M., M. S. U. Talukder, M. M. Rahman, and M. M. H. Oliver. 2008. Yield and water use of mungbean under water stress condition. Bangladesh J. Agril. Sci. 35(2): 147-152.

(3) Suman, A., M. N. Hoque, M. Z. Abedin, and M. M. Rahman. 2008. Use of floating poultry house in flood-prone areas: A new approach in poultry business. Int. J. BioRes 4(4): 6-11.

(4) Karim, M. A., M. N. Islam, and M. M. Rahman. 2008. Performance evaluation of LEWA sprinkler system for different riser heads. Bangladesh J. Agril. Sci. 35(1): 37-44.

(5)  Hossain, S. A. A. M., and M. M. Rahman. 2008. Effect of polder on socio- economic conditions of the inhabitants of a selected area of Satkhira district. Bangladesh J. Agril. Sci. 35(1):77-82. 

2007

(1) Islam, D., M. M. Rahman, A. K. M. Adham, and M. M. I. Chowdhury. 2007. Rainfall pattern and probability analysis for crop planning at Rajshahi region of Bangladesh. Intl. J. BioRes. 3(4):53-63. 

(2) Rahman, M. M., M. H. Khan, and M. H. Ali. September, 2007. Modelling of actual evapotranspiration of wheat under soil moisture stress. Intl. J. BioRes. 3(3):1-7.

Total Number:  5
 

Seminar/Workshop/Public Talk participation

 (1) Presenter on “Developing a model-based water management plan for haor wetlands of Bangladesh to reduce the vulnerability of Boro rice crop to flash floods” at the Annual Workshop on Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) Research Progress 2017–2018, held at Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, 19–20 January 2019.

 (2) Principal Discussant at the workshop on “Assessment of irrigation efficiency in saline prone upazilas in coastal Bangladesh” held in Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), Dhaka on 27 June 2018.

 (3) Keynote speaker at the ‘World Water Day 2018’ discussion session jointly organized by Deputy Commissioner (DC), Mymensingh, Bangladesh and Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Mymensingh, Bangladesh held on 27 March 2018.

 (4) Collaborative Applied Research (CAR) Workshop under the Nuffic-NICHE BGD 155 Project “Scenario Development in Integrated Water Resources Management: Coping with Future Challenges in Bangladesh”. The workshop held in WARPO, Dhaka on 26th November 2016.

(5) Workshop on “Development of methodologies for valuing water in Bangladesh”, jointly organized by 2030 Water Resources Group, International Finance Corporation (IFC) of World Bank, Bangladesh Water Partnership at Hotel Amari, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2nd November 2017.

 

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Title Institution Subject Receipt Date
Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund (BSTF) Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance of the Government of Bangladesh Travel grant
The Frank Bain Scholarship North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA Agricultural Engineering
Fellowship from the North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute (NDWRRI) Fargo, USA NDWRRI Water resources
Graduate Research Assistantship North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA Full financial support for pursuing MS degree at at NDSU
The Ted Hollis Scholarship University College London (UCL), UK Full financial support for pursuing PhD at UCL
Studentship for pursuing PhD degree University College London (UCL), UK Full financial support for pursuing PhD at UCL, UK
Membership Type Organization
Member The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)
Member Bangladesh Association of Agricultural Engineer, Bangladesh
Member Alpha Epsilon, the Honor Society of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, USA
Member American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Member Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)
Member American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)