This book presents selected papers from the 7th International Conference on Water and Flood Management,with a special focus on Water Security under Climate Change, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in March 2019. The biennial conference is organized by Institute of Water and Flood Management of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
The recent decades have experienced more frequent natural calamities and it is believed that climate change is an important driving factor for such hazards. Each part of the hydrological cycle is affected by global climate change. Moreover, increasing population and economic activities are posing a bigger threat to water sources. To ensure sustainable livelihoods, safeguard ecosystem services, and enhance socio-economic development, water security needs to be investigated widely in a global and regional context.
Professor Anisul Haque, Chief Editor
Anisul Haque, with a professional experience of about 30+ years, is currently working as a Professor at the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). His academic interests involve basic hydraulics, coastal & marine processes and management, numerical modelling, hazards-vulnerability-risk-resilience assessments, risk and adaptation modelling and agent base modelling. He worked in different committees of the International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM), from the very first event of the conference since 2007. For ICWFM-2019, he worked as the Chairman of scientific committee and Chief Editor of the paper review board.
Dr. Ahmed Ishtiaque Amin Chowdhury, Assistant Editor
Dr. Ahmed Ishtiaque Amin Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh. He has received his MESc and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Dr. Chowdhury has joined at the IWFM in 2017. His research interests include nano-particle and oxidant transport and reactivity, in-situ chemical oxidation and reduction of contaminants for groundwater and soil remediation, water quality and treatment technologies, groundwater transport and subsurface contamination, contaminant, reactive and non-reactive species transport. He teaches a number of graduate courses at the institute. He has served as the Organizing Secretary for the International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2019). He is a member of Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) and American Geophysical Union (AGU).