Dr. Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman

Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Postdoctoral researcher, Aalto University, Finland, 2009-2013
Visiting scholar, University of Cambridge, UK, 2011
Post graduate degree in pedagogy, Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, 2012
D.Sc., Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 2009
Lic.Sc., Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 2005
M.Sc., Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 2003
B.Sc. Engineering (Civil), BUET, 2000

Dr. Rahaman worked in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Aalto University, Finland, from October 2001 to July 2013. He also worked as a visiting scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, UK, for 12 months. He received formal pedagogy education and training on grading, curriculum design and test evaluation from Finland and UK.

Dr. Rahaman is the author of over 40 scientific articles among which 30 are peer-reviewed publications. His research findings are published in many reputed journals including Natural Resources Forum, Water Policy, International Journal of Water Resources Development, and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management among others. He has given oral presentations in numerous national and international scientific conferences including six as an invited speaker. He has been an invited lecturer in nine universities including the University of Toronto (Canada), University of East Anglia (UK), University of Bergen (Norway), Fudan University (China) and OSCE Academy (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan).

His current research interests are integrated water resources management, transboundary river basin institutions, water conflicts and security, global water policies and water laws, both nationally and internationally, including South and Central Asia, Myanmar and Europe. He has also experience of working in the field in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Finland, India, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and United Kingdom.   

Dr. Rahaman is serving as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Sustainable Society and Journal of Water Resources Engineering and Management. Previously, he served as an editorial board member of Water International (2007-2009). He regularly peer reviews articles for journals including International Journal of Water Resources Development, Water Resources Management, International Journal of River Basin Management, Natural Hazards, Natural Resources Forum, International Journal of Sustainable Society, and Environmental Management among others. Dr. Rahaman was interviewed by global news channel Aljazeera about Egypt's reaction to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Nile river basin. Since 2016, Dr. Rahaman is working as a visiting professor at OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan."

Dr. Rahaman is a member of Finnish Association of Civil Engineers (Finland), International Water Resources Association (France), International Water History Association (Norway), International Law Association (UK), Cambridge Union Society (UK) and Cambridge University Scientific Society (UK). He is affiliated with Third World Center for Water Management (Mexico) as a senior research fellow and with International Water Law Project (Texas, USA) as a research associate.

Publications

Scopus indexed articles: goo.gl/nzBvW (h-index 9)
Google scholar indexed articles: goo.gl/RYMlz (h-index 13)

ISI indexed articles: researcherid.com/rid/H-4393-2011 (h-index 7)
Researchgate profile: goo.gl/zy3vvY (h-index 11)
ORCID: 0000-0001-9217-1744


A.       Peer-reviewed journal articles
1.     Xie, L., Rahaman, M. M. & Shen, W. (2017) When Do Institutions Work? A Comparison of Two Water Disputes Over the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers Basins, Water Policy. Accepted.

2.    Rahman
, M.M. & Rahaman, M. M. (2017) Impact of Farakka barrage on hydrological flow of Ganges river and environment in Bangladesh, Sustainable Water Resources Management, 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s40899-017-0163-y [Springer].

3.    Rahaman
, M.M. & Ahmed, T.S. (2016) Affordable water pricing for slums dwellers in Dhaka Metropolitan Area: The case of three slums, Journal of Water Resource Engineering and Management, 3(1): 15-33. [Link]

4.    Rahaman, M.M., Sajib, K.I. & Intekhab, A. (2016) Impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of the people in Tanguar Haor, Bangladesh, Journal of Water Resource Engineering and Management, 3(1): 1-9. [Link]

5.      
Kattelus, M., Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2015 Hydropower development in Myanmar and its implications on regional energy cooperation, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 7(1):42-66. DOI:10.1504/IJSSOC.2015.068071

6.    Atiq, A.R., Rahaman, M. M., Sojib, R. M. & Shil, S. C. (2015) Water quality changes in Balu River during non-monsoon and monsoon period, Journal of Water Resource Engineering and Management, 2(3): 38-49. [Link].

7.   
Kattelus, M., Rahaman, M.M., & Varis, O. (2014) Myanmar under reform: Emerging pressures along the water – energy – food nexus, Natural Resources Forum, 38(2): 85-98. DOI: 10.1111/1477-8947.12032.[ Link]

8.        Rahaman, M. M. (2013) Istanbul World Water Forum’s Ministerial Declaration (2009): A positive shift of global water policy recommendations towards sustainability, International Journal of Sustainable Society, Vol. 5(2): 114-132. DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2013.052911

9.       Rahaman, M.M. (2012) Principles of Transboundary Water Resources Management and Water-related Agreements in Central Asia: An Analysis, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28(3): 475-491. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2012.684311

10.       
Varis O., Rahaman, M.M. & Kajander, T. (2012) Fully Connected Bayesian Belief Networks: The Modelling Procedure with a Case Study of the Ganges River Basin, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 8(3): 491-502. DOI:10.1002/ieam.222

11.       
Rahaman, M.M. (2012) Hydropower Ambitions of South Asian Nations and China: Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers Basins, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 4(1/2): 131-157. DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2012.044670

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.      Stucki, V., Wegerich, K., Rahaman, M. M. & Varis, O. (2012) Water and Security in Central Asia: Solving a Rubik’s Cube, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28(3): 395-397. DOI:10.1080/07900627.2012.684301

13.       
Rahaman, M.M.  (2012) Water Wars in 21st Century: Speculation or Reality?, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 4(1/2): 3-10. DOI:10.1504/IJSSOC.2012.044658

14.       
Rahaman, M.M. (2009) Integrated Ganges Basin Management: conflicts and hope for regional development, Water Policy, 11(2): 168-190. DOI:10.2166/wp.2009.012

15.        Rahaman, M.M. (2009) Principles of Transboundary Water Resources Management and Ganges Treaties: An Analysis, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 25(1): 159-173. [Included in Journal’s most cited articles list]. DOI: 10.1080/07900620802517574

16.      
Rahaman, M.M. (2009) Principles of international water law: Creating effective transboundary water resources management, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 1(3): 207-223. DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2009.027620

17.       Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2009) Integrated Water Management of the Brahmaputra Basin: Perspectives and Hope for Regional Development, Natural Resources Forum, 33(1): 60-75. DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2009.01209.x

18.      
Rahaman, M.M. & Keskinen, M. (2009) Viewpoint on “What would be the three key preconditions for jumpstarting or scaling up the transfer of environmentally sound technologies for climate change to developing countries?”, Natural Resources Forum, 33(4): 334–335. DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2009.01257.x

19.  
Rahaman, M.M.  & Varis, O. (2008) Mexico World Water Forum’s Ministerial Declaration 2006: A Dramatic Policy Shift? International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 24, No.1, pp. 177-196. [Accepted as is].  DOI: 10.1080/07900620701754054

20.   Varis, O., Rahaman, M.M. & Stucki, V. (2008) The Rocky Road from Integrated Plans to Implementation: Lessons Learned from Mekong and Senegal River Basins, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 24(1): 103-121. DOI: 10.1080/07900620701723307

21.  
Rahaman, M.M. (2006) The Ganges Water Conflict:  A Comparative Analysis of 1977 Agreement and 1996 Treaty, Journal of International & Peace Studies, 1/2: 195-208.

22   Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2005) Integrated Water Resources Management: Evolution, Prospects and Future Challenges, Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy (USA), 1(1): 15-21. [Over 130 citations on Google Scholar] [52 citations on Scopus].

23.   
Rahaman, M.M., Varis, O. & Kajander, T (2004) EU Water Framework Directive vs. Integrated Water Resources Management: The Seven Mismatches, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 20(4): 565-575. [Accepted as is]. DOI: 10.1080/07900620412331319199 

 
B.      Books and journals special issues

1.    Stucki, V., Wegerich, K., Rahaman, M. M. & Varis, O. (Eds.) (2016) Water & Security in Central Asia: Solving a Rubik’s Cube, 192 pages (Routledge, UK) [ISBN: 9781138692718]. [Link].

2.       Rahaman, M. M. (Ed.) (2012) Special Issue: Water Wars in 21st Century along International Rivers Basins: Speculation or Reality?, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 4( 1/2): 1- 193. [Link]

3.    
Stucki, V., Wegerich, K., Rahaman, M. M. & Varis, O. (Eds.) (2012) Special Issue: Water & Security in Central Asia: Solving a Rubik’s Cube, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28( 3): 395-576. [Link]

4.      Rahaman, M. M. (2009) Integrated Water Resources Management: Constraints and Opportunities with a  focus on the Ganges and the Brahmaputra River Basins, Thesis for Doctor of Science in Technology, 154 pages (Water and Development Publications, TKK, Finland). [ISBN: 978-951-22-9874-7]. [Link]

5.     
Rahaman, M. M. & Varis, O. (Eds.) (2008) Central Asian Waters: Social, Economic, Environmental and Governance Puzzle, 148 pages (Water and Development Publications, TKK-WD-03, Finland). [ISBN: 978-951-22-9593-7].  [A review of the book was published in: Journal of Sustainable Society, 1(3) : 305-307, 2009, UK]. [Link] 

C.  Peer-reviewed book chapters

1.     Choudhury, J. R.  & Rahaman, M. M. (2017) Building Resilience to Cyclones and Storm Surge in the Coastal Region of Bangladesh, In: Shaw R., Chan E., Lian F., Lu L., Shi P., Yang S., Chan G., Wong J. (Eds.) Co-designing DRR Solutions: Towards participatory action and communication in science, technology and academia, pp. 16-18 (ASTAAG, IRDR and CCOUC, Hong Kong, China). [Link]

2.     Choudhury, J. R.  & Rahaman, M. M. (2017) Harnessing Sunshine to Provide Safe Drinking Water in Disaster Prone Areas of Bangladesh, In: Shaw R., Chan E., Lian F., Lu L., Shi P., Yang S., Chan G., Wong J. (Eds.) Co-designing DRR Solutions: Towards participatory action and communication in science, technology and academia, pp. 19-21 (ASTAAG, IRDR and CCOUC, Hong Kong, China). [Link]

3.    Rahaman, M. M. (2016) Principles of Transboundary Water Resources Management and Water-related Agreements in Central Asia: An Analysis, In: Stucki, V., Wegerich, K., Rahaman, M. M. & Varis, O. (Eds.) Water & Security in Central Asia: Solving a Rubik’s Cube, pp. 81-97 (Routledge, UK) [Republished].

4.     
Rahaman, M. M. (2015) Principles of transboundary water resources management and frontier watercourses agreement between Finland and Russia: An analysis, In: Tvedt, T., Mcintyre, O., Woldesadik, T.K. (Eds.) Sovereignty and International Water Law, pp. 442-464 (I.B. Tauris, UK). ISBN: 9781780764481 .

5.    Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2009) Mexico World Water Forum’s Ministerial Declaration 2006: A Dramatic Policy Shift?, In: Biswas, A.K., Braga, B.P.F., Tortajada, C. & Palermo, M. (Eds.) Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America, pp. 177-196 (Routledge, London).

6.       Varis, O., Rahaman, M.M. & Stucki, V. (2009) The Rocky Road from Integrated Plans to Implementation: Lessons Learned from Mekong and Senegal River Basins, In: Biswas, A.K., Braga, B.P.F., Tortajada, C. & Palermo, M. (Eds.) Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America, pp. 103-121 (Routledge, London).

7.       Varis, O., Rahaman, M.M. & Stucky, V. (2008) Integrated Water Resources Management Plans: The Key to Sustainability?, In: Kummu, M., Keskinen, M. & Varis, O. (Eds.) Modern Myths of the Mekong, pp. 173-183 (Water and Development Publications, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland).

8.        Varis, O. & Rahaman, M.M. (2008) The Aral Sea Keeps Drying Out But is Central Asia Short of Water?, In: Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (Eds.) Central Asian Waters: Social, Economic, Environmental and Governance Puzzle, pp. 03-09 (Water and Development Publications, TKK-WD-03, Finland).  [ISBN: 978-951-22-9593-7].

9.    Rahaman, M.M & Varis, O. (2007) Empowerment, In: Varis, O. & Kajander, T. (Eds.) An Exploration into an Urbanizing World - Interconnections on Water, Poverty, Food, and Urbanization, pp. 217-224 (United Nations Center for Human Settlements and Helsinki University of Technology, Nairobi and Finland).

10.     
Varis, O., Somlyódy, L. & Rahaman, M.M. (2007) Paradigms, Trends and Tendencies in water management, In: Varis, O. & Kajander, T. (Eds.): An Exploration into an Urbanizing World - Interconnections on Water, Poverty, Food, and Urbanization, pp. 40-48 (United Nations Center for Human Settlements and Helsinki University of Technology, Nairobi and Finland).

11.       Rahaman, M. M. & Varis, O. (2005) The Ethical perspective of Water: Dilemmas and Future challenges, In:  Afgan, N., Bogdan, Z., Duic, N. & Guzovic, Z.  (Eds.): Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems –Volume II, pp. 39-51 (University of Zagreb, Croatia).

12.       
Rahaman, M.M., Varis, O. & Kajander, T. (2002) EU Water Framework Directive vs. International Principles Concerning IWRM – The Seven Mismatches, In: Devi, R. & Ahsan, N. (Eds.): Water and Wastewater: Perspective of Developing Countries, pp. 63-72 (Water and Environment Management Series, IWA Publishers, London). 

D. Conference publications (partly reviewed)

1.      Rahaman, M. M., Shehab, M. K. & Islam, A. (2016) Total production and water consumption of major crops in South Asia during 1988-2013, paper presented at Conference on Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia, 29 November – 01 December 2016, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand [Paper accepted for publication as a book chapter by Springer, Germany].

2.     Rahaman, M. M., Shourov, M. R. & Akram, M. N. (2016) Production of rice versus groundwater depletion in Bangladesh during 1988-2014, paper presented at Conference on Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia, 29 November – 01 December 2016, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand [Paper accepted for publication as a book chapter by Springer, Germany].

3.    Rahaman, M.M., Ahmed, T. S., Al Hadi, A. & Salam, A. (2015) Water pricing for slum dwellers in Dhaka Metropolitan Area: Is it affordable?, CD proceedings of XV IWRA World Water Congress, 25-29 May, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland.  

4.     Rahaman, M.M., Sajib, K. I. & Alam, I. (2015) A study of climate change impact on the livelihood of the people in Tanguar Haor, Bangladesh.  CD proceedings of  XV IWRA World Water Congress, 25-29 May 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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.       Rahaman, M.M. (2010) Hydropower Ambition of South Asian Nations: Ganges and Brahmaputra River basins, Geophysical Research Abstract, 12: 4241, 02-07 May 2010. EGU General  Assembly, Vienna.

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        Kattelus, M., Rahaman, M. M. & Varis, O. (2009) Sustainable Water Resources Management of Myanmar: Role of Agriculture and Hydropower, In: Kovar, P., Maca, P. & Redinova, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of Water Policy 2009 “Water as a Vulnerable and Exhaustible Resource, pp. 288-293, 23-26 June 2009, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague.

7.    Biswas, A. K. & Rahaman, M. M. (2009) Water Governance in Asian Megacities: Current practices and lessons learnt, presented In:  Partner Forum 2009 “Water Governance in the MENA Region: Policies and Institutions”, 7-11 June 2009, Dead Sea, Jordan.

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Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2008) Integrated Management of the Brahmaputra Basin: Constraints and Hope for Regional Development, In: Varis, O., Tortajada, C., Chevallier, P., Pouyaud, B. & Servat, E. (Eds.), Global Changes and Water Resources- Confronting the Expanding and Diversifying Pressures. Proceedings of 13th IWRA World Water Congress, 1-4 September 2008, Montpellier, France. International Water Resources Association/VERSEau Develppement, Montpellier.

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Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2007) Towards Integrated Water Resources Management along the Ganges basin: An analysis of the Water Policies of the Riparian countries, Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimension of the Global Environmental Change, 24-26 May, 2007, The Netherlands.

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Rahaman, M.M. (2007) 1995 Mekong Agreement and Principles of International Water Law: Lighthouse at the Mekong Development Crossroads, International Workshop: Mekong at the Crossroads, 14-15 May 2007, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2006) Mexico World Water Forum’s Ministerial Declaration 2006: A Dramatic Policy Shift? Berlin Conference on the Human Dimension of the Global Environmental Change “Resource Policies: Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity”, 17-18 November, Berlin, Germany.

12.     Rahaman, M.M. (2006) The Ganges water sharing:  A comparative analysis of 1977 Agreement and 1996 Treaty. In: Laftouhi, N. & Hanich, L. (Eds.): CD Proceedings of the International Congress on IWRM and Challenges to Sustainable Development, 23-25 May 2006, Marrakech, Morocco.

13.       Rahaman, M.M. (2005) The potential of International water laws towards achieving integrated Ganges basin management, In: Mathur, G.N. & Chawla, A.S. (Eds.): Proceedings of XII World Water Congress “Water for sustainable development - towards innovative solutions”, Vol. 3, pp. 173-186, 22-25 November 2005, New Delhi (International Water Resources Association and Central Board of Irrigation and Power, India).

14.   Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2004) How to Reach Millennium Development Goals and IWRM objectives in the Ganges basin:  An analysis with the Ganges Water Policy Model, paper presented in: Third South Asia Water Forum, 13-15 July 2004, Dhaka.

15.   
Rahaman, M.M. & Varis, O. (2004) Integrated Water Resources Management: Evolution, Prospects and Future Challenges, CD proceedings of the International Symposium on Environmental Management, 7-8 January 2004, Dhaka, Bangladesh  (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology and Loughborough University, UK).

16.   
Rahaman, M.M., & Varis, O. (2003) The Ethics of Water: Some realities and future Challenges, CD Proceedings of 2nd Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 15-20 June 2003, Dubrovnik, Croatia. [ISBN: 953-6313-56-1].

17.    Rahaman, M.M. (2003) Water versus Power: The Role of Dams in Geopolitics of Ganges Basin, Archive papers of Sixth International River Basin Management Symposium, 2-5 September, 2003, Brisbane, Australia (http://www.riversymposium.com).

18.   
Rahaman, M.M., Varis, O. & Kajander, T. (2002) On the search for holistic water management and sustainable environment through women participation in South Asia, Proceedings of Second South Asia Water Forum, 14-16 December, Islamabad Pakistan, Vol. 2:  605-614 (Pakistan Water Partnership, Islamabad).

19.   
Kajander, T., Varis, O. & Rahaman, M.M. (2002) Driving forces behind the groundwater degradation – a comparative analysis on three developing macro-regions in Asia, Proceedings of Second South Asia Water Forum, 14-16 December, Islamabad Pakistan, Vol. 1: 283-295 (Pakistan Water Partnership, Islamabad).

20.   
Rahaman, M.M., Varis, O. & Kajander, T. (2002) EU Water Framework Directive vs. International Principles Concerning IWRM – The Seven Mismatches, In: Ledoux, L. & Burgess, D. (Eds.): Proceedings of Science for Water Policy: The Implications of the Water Framework Directive, pp. 463-473, 1-4 September 2002, Norwich, UK (The Marie Curie Fellowship Association and the University of East Anglia). 

E. Book reviews in international peer-reviewed journal

1.     Rahaman, M.M. (2009) Invited reviewer of Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes, edited by Varis, O., Biswas, A. K. & Tortajada, C., Water International, 34(3): 385-388. DOI: 10.1080/02508060903148051

2.       
Rahaman, M.M. (2008) Invited reviewer of Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition, edited by Anthony R. Turton, Hanlie J. Hattingh, Gillian A. Maree, Dirk J. Roux, Marius Claassen, Wilma F. Strydom, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 24(1): 197-200. DOI: 10.1080/07900620701740137

3.     
Rahaman, M.M. (2006) Integrated Water Resources Management in South and South East Asia edited by Biswas A.K., Varis, O. & Tortajada, C., Water International, 31(1): 138-139. DOI: 10.1080/02508060608691926

4.    
Rahaman, M.M. (2005) Invited reviewer of Water as a Focus for Regional Development edited by Biswas A.K., Unver, O. & Tortajada, C., International Journal of Water Resources Development, 21 (2): 399-401. DOI: 10.1080/07900620500036430

5.     
Rahaman, M.M. (2004) Water Policies and Institutions in Latin America edited by Tortajada et al., International Journal of Water Resources Development, 20(3): 465-467. DOI: 10.1080/0790062042000248493

6.    Rahaman, M.M. (2004) Invited review of Water Resources of North America edited by Biswas A.K., International Journal of Water Resources Development, 20(3): 463-465. DOI:10.1080/0790062042000248493


F. Theses and dissertation

1.       
Rahaman, M.M. (2009) Integrated Water Resources Management: Constraints and opportunities with a focus on the Ganges and the Brahmaputra River Basins, Thesis for Doctor of Science in Technology, 154 pages (Water and Development Publications, Finland). [ISBN: 978-951-22-9874-7].

2.       
Rahaman, M.M. (2005) Integrated water resources management in the Ganges basin: Constraints and opportunities, Thesis for Licentiate of Science in Technology, 97 p. (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland).

3.      
Rahaman, M.M. (2003) Water Development Principles and Realities: Finding ways to bring the two ends closer, Thesis for Master of Science in Technology, 57 p.  (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland). 


G. Invited talks and papers presentations 

1.       Rahaman, M. M. (2016) Management of international rivers in South Asia: Contemporary challenges and future potential, invited lecture given at International Symposium on Transboundary Water Resource Cooperation in Asia: Progress and Prospect, 12 August 2016, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.  

2.       Rahaman, M. M. (2016) Integrated water resources management in international river basins: Principles and practices, invited public lecture given at OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 11 May, 2016. [Link].

3.       Rahaman, M. M. (2014) South Asian people’s right to water: Transboundary rivers sharing and management, presented at People’s SAARC Convergence, 22 November, Kathmandu, Nepal.

 
4.    Rahaman, M. M. (2012) Principles of transboundary water resources management and frontiers watercourses agreement between Finland and Russia, invited paper presented at University of Bergen, 26 October, NORWAY. Programme

5.       
Rahaman, M. M. (2011) World Water Policies: Looking Back and Thinking ahead, invited lecture given at School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 19 October, UK. Flyer.

6.       
Rahaman, M. M. (2011) World Water Policies: Looking Back and Thinking ahead, invited lecture given at Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto, 2 March, CANADA. Flyer.

7.       
Rahaman, M. M. (2010) Water Resources Management: Reflection from South Asia Region, invited lecture given at Tampere University of Technology, 15 April 2010, FINLAND.

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Rahaman, M. M. (2009) Central Asian Waters: Social, Economic, Environmental and Governance Puzzle, New Book Presentation, 5th World Water Forum, 18 March 2009, Istanbul, TURKEY.

9.      Rahaman, M.M. (2008) Overview of the Integrated Water Resources Management, invited lecture given at International Seminar on Water Law from a Supranational and National Perspective, 6-7 November 2008, Helsinki, Finland, Organised by Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, FINLAND.

10.       Rahaman, M.M. (2007) Ganges Basin: Reducing Conflict through Integrated Water Management, invited lecture given at Third International Dialogue on World Water Crisis. Water Wars: Innovation and Cooperation as Means to a Solution, 15-16 November 2007, Green Cross International, Seville, SPAIN.

11.     Rahaman, M.M. (2007) Principles of international water law: Potentials towards transboundary water resources management, invited lecture given at Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 30 June 2007, Dhaka, BANGLADESH.

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Varis, O., Rahaman, M.M. & Stucki, V. (2006) The Rocky Road from Integrated Plans to Implementation: Retrospect of Mekong and Senegal River Basins, paper prepared on invitation from Inter-American Development Bank for the Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America, 9-11 January 2006, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL.

13.   
Rahaman, M.M. (2005) Bangladesh – from a country of flood to a country of water scarcity – sustainable perspectives for solution, invited lecture given at Seminar on Environment and Development, 9 –10 December, 2005, Hamburg, Germany, Organised by Entwicklungsforum Bangladesh e.V. and University of Hamburg, GERMANY.

14.   
Rahaman, M.M. (2005) Addressing water resources challenges of Bangladesh - Perspectives for achieving sustainable development, paper prepared on invitation from Hamburg Senate, for the Conference on Sustainable Development, 12 September 2005, Hamburg, GERMANY.

15.   
Rahaman, M.M. (2005) Cross Border River Management in Southern Asia: Bangladesh Perspective, invited lecture given at Department of Development Studies, Dhaka University, 15 March 2005, Bangladesh.

16.   Rahaman, M.M. (2005) Transboundary water management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins, invited lecture given at Institution and Policy Support Unit, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of Bangladesh, 15 January 2005, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

H. Other reports and articles

1.       
Rahaman, M.M. (2009) Shared Water-Shared Opportunities: Associated Management Principles, IWRA Newsletter, 22(2): 14-18.

2.       Rahaman, M.M. (2006) Interventions on South Asian International Rivers – Concern for Bangladesh, VOIMA, Issue 4, p .7 (Helsinki, Finland). [Translated into Finnish].

3.       
Rahaman, M.M. (2001) Environmental Management System (ISO-14001) in Advanced Chemical Industry Limited, Bangladesh, 45 p. (The World Bank, Bangladesh).  

I.  Media appearances

1.     Aljazeera news: Egypt to 'escalate' Ethiopian dam dispute, 21 April 2014. [Interview]. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/04/egypt-escalate-ethiopian-dam-dispute-201448135352769150.html

Theses Instructions

 Instruction of Theses

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At Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh 

Instructed Master of Science theses: 

02/2015-05/2016 Rahman, Md. Mahbubur: “Impacts of Farakka barrage on hydrological flow of Ganges river in Bangladesh”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.

04/2014 -12/2014   Dhaqane, Abdirahman Ismail:  “Water and Sanitation in Afgoye village of Somalia: Present status and future possibilities”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. 

Instructed Bachelor of Science theses: 

01/2016-11/2016 Moyeen, Shah Abdul, Rony, Ahammed & Karim, Anamul: “Identifying the impacts on rural livelihood due to seasonal variation of Dahuk River Basin area in Bangladesh”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.

04/2015- 05/2016 Muhit, M. A., Akram, Mohammad Nowshad & Shourov, Mosheur Rahman: “Production of Rice vs. groundwater  depletion in Bangladesh during 1988-2014”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.

04/2015- 05/2016 Islam, Amirul, Rashid, Mamunur & Shebab, Kamruzzaman: “Irrigation pattern in SAARC countries during 1988-2013”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.

04/2015- 05/2016 Zakaria, Mohammad, Ashrafuddin, Khaskel, Shuvo & Islam, Mazharul S .M: “Analysis of water pricing for domestic use at Chandpur Municipality in Bangladesh”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.

01/2015-11/2015   Atiq, A. R., Sojib, Rifat Mahmud & Shil, Subrota Chandra: “Water quality changes during non-monsoon and monsoon period of Balu River”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.

01/2015-11/2015   Ashraf, M. Wasif,  Baki, Abdulyah Al & Islam, Md. Zaminul : “Pre-paid meter pricing system of irrigation water and it’s efficiency under Barind Multipurpose Development Authority”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.

09/2014-05/2015   Paul, Tonmoy, Khandokar, Mahmudul Hassan & Hossen, Mohammad Soharab : “Sangu River’s contribution to the livelihood of the local people”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.

12/2013-11/2014   Sajib, Kamrul Islam, Alam, Intekhab, Hoque, Anamul & Hasan, Mehedi : “A study on Climate Change impact on the livelihoods of the people in Tanguar Haor”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. 

12/2013-11/2014   Rahaman, Marufur : “Idea for a Brahmaputra River Basin Commission: Lessons from Mekong and Sava Rivers Basins”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. 

12/2013-11/2014   Hasan, Mahmud: "Transboundary River Dharla: Its Water availability and watershed peoples Livelihood inside Bangladesh", Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific.  

12/2013-11/2014   Ahmed, Tahmid Saif, Al Hadi, Abdullah & Salam, Abdus: “Water pricing for slum dwellers in Dhaka metropolitan area: is it affordable? ”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. 

12/2013-11/2014   Rahman, Salman & Islam, Tafiqul : “Present status of the Buriganga River”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.  

> At Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aalto University School of Engineering, Finland (formerly Helsinki University of Technology) 

Instruction of doctoral thesis: 

09/2009-01/2017 Kattelus, Mirja: “Framing wicked water problems:Cases from large Asian Transboudary river basins”, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. [Link]

Instructed Master of Science theses: 

08/2012 -04/2013   Haapala, Juho:  “Societal vulnerability analysis for the Amu Darya Region, Central Asia – a System Approach”, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. 

04/2011-09/2011: Violot, Marion: Comparative study of water governance in selected Asian cities: Kabul, Karachi and Singapore”, Department of Civil Engineering, École Centrale de Nantes, France.  

10/2008-08/2009 Kattelus, Mirja: “Planning and management of water resources in Myanmar: role of agriculture and hydropower”, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.  

 Instructed Bachelor of Science thesis: 

09/2008-12/2008   Åström, Helena: “Bangladesh flood situation and flood management challenges”, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.  

Thesis examination:

10/2015:  Invited external examiner of the PhD thesis proposal defence, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal. Thesis title “Assessment of Sustainable efficiency and Water Allocation under uncertainty in river basin”.

Conferences

1.      Conference on Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia, 29 November – 01 December 2016, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

2.     International Symposium on “Transboundary Water Resource Cooperation in Asia: Progress and Prospect”, 12-13 August 2016, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. [Invited Speaker].

3.       People’s SAARC Regional Consultation on South Asian Water Commons Convention, 13-14 November 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

4.       XV IWRA World Water Congress “Global Water, a resource for development: Opportunities, challenges and constraints”, 25-29 May 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland.

5.       People’s South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Convergence, 22-24 November, 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal. [Invited Speaker].

6.
      
Workshop “Sovereignty and the Development of International Water Law, University of Bergen, 25-26 October 2012, Norway. [Invited Speaker].  

7.
      
Workshop “River Basin Management: Adaptive, Collaborative, Integrated  ...or just Chaotic?”, 18-20 June 2012, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK. [Invited Participant]. 

8.
      
“Climate Science Symposium”, 03 November 2011, Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK. Organised by Cambridge Centre for Climate Science.  

9.
      
Assessment Seminar “The effective monitoring of marking quality through on-screen marking”, 15 November 2011, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK.  

10.
      
Assessment Seminar “Standard setting and maintaining using expert judgement”, 10 November 2011, Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge, UK.  

11.
      
Dissemination Seminar “Valuing the Arc: Insights from Quantifying Ecosystems Services in Tanzania”, 03 October 2011, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK.   

12.
      
Assessment Seminar “Metaphors, markets and marks: the general qualifications market and its deregulations”, 02 November 2011, Downing College, University of Cambridge, UK.   

13.
      
Assessment Practice Seminar “Test and item evaluation”, 13 October 2011, Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge, UK.  

14.
      
Assessment Practice Seminar “Grading”, 03 August 2011, Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge, UK.  

15.    5th International Workshop on Hydro-Hegemony “Water Security: Competing Discourses”, 8-9 May 2010, King’s College London, United Kingdom. Organised by London Water Research Group. 

16.
   
Water Resources – Global Consulting Opportunities, 15 April 2010, Aalto University, Finland. Organised by Finnish Water Forum, Water Finns and Aalto University. 

17.
   
USA- IRAN Environmental Workshop “Towards New Solutions in Managing Environmental Crises”, 14-15 September 2009, Haikko Manor, Finland. Organised by US National Academy of Science, Iran Academy of Sciences and University of Helsinki.   

18.
   
5th World Water Forum “Bridging Divides for Water”, 16-22 March 2009, Istanbul, Turkey. [Member of the Finnish Delegation]. 

19.
   
International Seminar on Central Asian Waters, 16 February 2009, Helsinki, Finland. Organised by Global Water Partnership, Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia and Helsinki University of Technology. [Member of the Organizing Committee].   

20.
   
International Seminar on Water Law from a Supranational and National Perspective, 6-7 November 2008, Helsinki, Finland, Organised by Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. [Invited Speaker]. 

21.
   
XIII IWRA World Water Congress “Global Changes and Water Resources”, 1-4 September 2008, Montpellier, France. 17.    Seminar on Climate Security,

22     May 2008, British Embassy, Helsinki. Organised by British Embassy in Finland. 
 


23.
   
Seminar on Water and Environment, 24 April 2008, Helsinki, Finland. Organized by Finnish AEPF-Committee and The Friends of the Earth. 

24.
   
Third International Dialogue on World Water Crisis “Water Wars: Innovation and Cooperation as Means to a Solution”, 15-16 November 2007, Green Cross International, Seville, Spain. [Invited Speaker]. 

25.
   
Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimension of the Global Environmental Change, 24-26 May 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  

26.
   
International Workshop: Mekong at the Crossroads, 14-15 May 2007, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.  

27.
   
Development Studies: Landscapes and Horizons. 16-17 February 2007, Helsinki, Finland. Organized by the Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki.  

28.
   
Berlin Conference on the Human Dimension of the Global Environmental Change “Resource Policies: Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity”, 17-18 November 2006, Berlin, Germany. 

29.
   
International Congress on IWRM and Challenges to Sustainable Development, 23-25 May 2006, Marrakech, Morocco. Organised by Cadi Ayaad University and International Association of Hydrogeologists. 

30.
   
Seminar on “Environment and Development”, 9 –10 December 2005, Hamburg, Germany. Organised by Entwicklungs forum Bangladesh e.V. and University of Hamburg. [Invited Speaker]. 

31.
    
XII IWRA World Water Congress “Water for sustainable development - towards innovative solutions”, 22-25 November 2005, New Delhi. 

32.
   
International IWRM-seminar "Water Politics and Development/ Follow-up of Johannesburg: Integrated Water Resources Management and Efficiency Plans”, 17-19 August 2005, Helsinki, Finland. Organised by Helsinki University of Technology, Third World Centre for Water Management and International Water Resources Association. [Member of the Organizing Committee].   

33.
   
Governing “Good Governance” in Developing Countries, 9-11 November 2004, University of Tampere, Finland.  

34.    EGDI-WIDER Conference- Unlocking Human Potential: Linking the Informal and Formal Sectors, 17-18 September 2004, Helsinki, Finland. 

35.
   
Third South Asia Water Forum, 13-15 July 2004, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organised by Global Water Partnership and Bangladesh Water Partnership.  

36.
   
WaterTime Stakeholders Workshop on Water services, 16 April 2004, Tampere Finland. Organised by Tampere University of Technology and Water Time. 

37.
   
UNEP/GIWA Global International Waters Assessment Seminar, 27 February 2004, Helsinki, Finland. Organised by The Finnish Environment Institute. 

38.
   
Sixth International River Basin Management Symposium, 2-5 September 2003, Brisbane, Australia. 

39.
    
2nd Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 15-20 June 2003, Dubrovnik, Croatia. 

40.
   
Second South Asia Water Forum, 14-16 December 2002, Islamabad, Pakistan. Organised by Pakistan Water Partnership. 

41.
   
International Conference on Water and Wastewater: Perspective of Developing Country, 11-13 December 2002, New Delhi, India. Organised by International Water Association, UK and Indian Institute of Technology. 

42.    Science for Water Policy: The Implications of the Water Framework Directive, 1-4 September 2002, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Organised by The Marie Curie Fellowship Association and the University of East Anglia. 

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