PROFESSOR DR. MD. MUNSUR RAHMAN – International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017 at UIU

PROFESSOR DR. MD. MUNSUR RAHMAN

PROFESSOR DR. MD. MUNSUR RAHMAN

PROFESSOR DR. MD. MUNSUR RAHMAN

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

Biography

Md. Munsur Rahman did his BSc in Civil Engineering from BUET. He obtained MSc and PhD from Kyoto University and joined Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1999. He was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow during 2002-2004 in Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University funded by Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS).He became a professor at IWFM, BUET in 2008 and has been involved in a number of national and international research projects. During his 24years professional career, Prof. Munsur focuses his research on the formation processes of large-scale sand bars in tidal and non-tidal rivers, together with the growth of charland resources and livelihoods strategy of the people living there. During 2007-2009, he executed a collaborative research with Vietnam, Cambodia and UK funded by DelPHE on the issue of river erosion bank protection and social response. Since 2012, he has started (as PI) a 4-year-long consortium grant project with UK, Indian, and Chinese partners on the theme of health, livelihood, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas funded by ESPA (www.espadelta.net). The results will be useful in managing the populous deltas in a sustainable manner. He is working as Bangladesh PI of the consortium project Deltas Vulnerability in Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) under CARIAA program jointly funded by IDRC and DFID. Prof Munsur is working as Bangladesh PI of the 5 year long project Disaster Prevention/mitigation against Storm Surges and floods in Bangladesh under the SATREPS program jointly funded by JICA and JSTA since 2014.General research interests are grouped into River and coastal processes, morph dynamics and river and coastal management; Ecosystem services of river, coasts and floodplain system, Indigenous approach on river, coasts and floodplain management; Bridge hydraulics and related problems.

All session by Laurence Francis

PROFESSOR DR. MD. MUNSUR RAHMAN