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Details of M. Saiful Islam


Degrees

  • M.Phil. in Hydrogeology, Department of Geology, Dhaka University, 2002

Thesis title: Studies on Hydrogeo-environmental Changes in Southwestern Bangladesh after Commissioning the Farrakka Barrage

  • M.Sc. in Geology (Thesis Group), Department of Geology, Dhaka University, 1995 (First Class)

Thesis title: Pre-Farakka and Post-Farakka Studies on Hydraulic Head and Water Quality of Kushtia District, Southwestern Bangladesh

  • B.Sc. Honours in Geology, Department of Geology, Dhaka University, 1993 (First Class)

Job Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dhaka University, 2013-till date

Teaching/Research areas and responsibilities: Hydrology, Surface water and Groundwater interaction, Surface water pollution, Groundwater pollution, Saline water intrusion, Water quality management, Flood management, Impact of irrigation development on the environment, Environmental Impact Assessment. Teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students; supervising students engaged in different research projects; supervising/co-supervising post-graduate thesis students in hydrogeological environmental studies; preparing relevant project proposals; writing relevant project reports and research papers.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dhaka University, 2009-2013

Teaching/Research areas and responsibilities: Same as above

  • Lecturer, Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dhaka University, 2008-2009

Teaching/Research areas and responsibilities: Same as before

  • Deputy Manager (Geology), Strategic Planning Division, Directorate of Planning, Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla), 3 Kawran Bazar, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh, 2006-2008

Key responsibilities: Formulation of policies regarding groundwater management in mining and hydrocarbon exploration.

  • Assistant Manager (Geology), Strategic Planning Division, Directorate of Planning, Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla), 3 Kawran Bazar, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh, 2005-2006

Key responsibilities: Planning and monitoring different projects related to water resource management in mining.

  • Assistant Manager (Geology), Implementation Division, Directorate of Mines and Minerals, Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla), 3 Kawran Bazar, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh, 1999-2005

Key responsibilities: Monitoring the development work of minining activities (e.g. coal and hard rock mining).

Publications: National

1. Barua Shovon and M. Saiful Islam 2014. Water Quality Assessment of Dug Well Water and Its Adjoining Buriganga River Reach in the Old Dhaka of Bangladesh. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 40(2): 207-218.

2. Khan Riaz Hossain, M. Saiful Islam and M. Qumrul Hassan 2013. Hydrogeological Condition and Surface Water-Groundwater Interaction in Shariatpur District, South-Central Bangladesh. J. Ban. Geol. Soc., Dhaka, Bangladesh. Vol.  31-32. P. 111-121.

3. Zahid A., M. Qumrul Hassan, Kamrul Islam, M. Saiful Islam 2012. Strengthening of Monitoring Network to Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resource of Bangladesh, pp. 22-43. In Zahid A., M. Qumrul Hassan, Anisur Rahman, M. Salim Khan, M. Abul Hashem  and Lutful Hassan (eds.) Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Food Security of Bangladesh. Alumni Association of German Universities in Bangladesh (AAGUB) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Dhaka, Bangladesh. 167p.

4. Ahmed Nur, Anwar Zahid, M. Alamgir Kabir, M. Saiful Islam and M. Aminul Haque 2012. Evolution of Irrigation System and Requirement of Water Saving Technology in Bangladesh to Mitigate Climate Change Impact, pp. 63-78. In Zahid A., M. Qumrul Hassan, Anisur Rahman, M. Salim Khan, M. Abul Hashem  and Lutful Hassan (eds.) Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Food Security of Bangladesh. Alumni Association of German Universities in Bangladesh (AAGUB) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Dhaka, Bangladesh. 167p.

5. Haque M. A., M. Saiful Islam and Anwar Zahid 2012. Groundwater Irrigation and Crop Economy in the Lower Gangetic Plain at Matbarer Char, Madaripur, South-Central Bangladesh. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 38(1): 29-39.

6. Rahman Md. Zillur, S.K. Shaha, M. Qumrul Hassan, A.S.M. Woobaidullah and M. Saiful Islam 2011. Hydro-meteorological Study of Sunamganj Town and Surroundings for Forecasting Flash Flood Early Warning. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 37(1): 35-44.

7. Afrin Saima, M. Saiful Islam and Muhammad Qumrul Hassan 2011. Assessment of Surface and Groundwater Quality of Dhaka City. Dhaka Univ. J. Earth and Env. Sci. 2(1): 55-62.

8. Khan Riaz Hossain, M. Saiful Islam and Muhammad Qumrul Hassan 2011. Hydrochemistry and Seasonal Variability of Water Quality of Shariatpur District, South-Central Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Earth and Env. Sci. 1(2): 129-138.

9. Nahar M. Naima Kamrun, M. Qumrul Hassan, Anwar Zahid and M. Saiful Islam 2011. Hydrostratigraphy and Properties of Aquifer Materials in Dhaka University Campus. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci. 59(1): 17-24.

10. Ahmed Kazi Matin, M. Saiful Islam and Sarmin Sultana 2010. Changes in the Groundwater Regime of Dhaka City: A Historical Perspective, pp. 383-400. In Islam, M. A. (eds.) Environment of Capital Dhaka - Plants Wildlife Gardens Parks Air Water Earthquake. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh. 432p.

11. Afroz Munira, M. Saiful Islam and Muhammad Qumrul Hassan 2010. Assessment of Water Quality and Supply Management System of Dhaka University Campus Area. Dhaka Univ. J. Earth and Env. Sci. 1(1): 33-39.

12. Najila Tahsan Nizam, S.Z.K.M Shamsad, Muhammad Sher Mahmud and M. Saiful Islam 2009. Quality and Chemical Properties of Groundwater in the Manikganj District of Bangladesh. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 35(1): 49-56.

13. Shamsad S.Z.K.M. and M. Saiful Islam 2005. Hydrochemical Behaviour of the Water Resource of Satkhira Sadar of Southwestern Bangladesh and its Impact on Environment. Bangladesh Journal of Water Resource Research, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka. Vol. 20: 42-52.

14. Ahmed Zubayer, Muhammad Qumrul Hassan, Md. Sazzad Hossain and M. Saiful Islam 2002. Groundwater quality and hydrochemistry of Rangamati municipal area, Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci. 50(2): 197-208.

15. Islam M. Saiful and Muhammad Qumrul Hassan 2000. Pre- and post-Farakka studies on the hydraulic head fluctuation in Kushtia district of southwestern Bangladesh and its impact on environment. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 26(2): 173-182.

16. Shamsad S.Z.K.M, Muhammad Qumrul Hassan, M. Saiful Islam and Md. Moklesur Rahman 2000. Lead distribution in road-dust in and around Dhaka city and its impact on environment. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 26(1): 143-148.

17. Shamsad S.Z.K.M, M.B.R. Khan, M. Saiful Islam and M. Shariful Islam 1999. Quality of surface water of southeastern outskirt of Dhaka city for irrigation purposes. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 24(4): 541-548.

18. Shamsad S.Z.K.M and M. Saiful Islam 1999. Heavy metal pollution in surface water in and around the industrial areas of Dhaka city. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 25(2): 299-308.

19. Islam M. Saiful, Muhammad Qumrul Hassan and S.Z.K.M. Shamsad 1999. Groundwater quality and hydrochemistry of Kushtia district, Bangladesh. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 25(1): 123-134.

20. Hassan Muhammad Qumrul, Md. Moklesur Rahman, M. Saiful Islam and S.Z.K.M Shamsad 1998. Effects of salinity on the hydrogeo-environment of Khulna city and Mongla port area of Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 7(2): 113-127.

21. Islam M. Saiful, Muhammad Qumrul Hassan and S.Z.K.M. Shamsad 1998. Quality of irrigation water in the Kushtia district of Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 7(2): 129-138.

22. Hassan Muhammad Qumrul and M. Saiful Islam 1997. Hydrogeo-environmental Impact on Kushtia District, Bangladesh: A study on pre- and post-Farakka conditions. In Proc. of the Workshop on ‘Groundwater and Environment’. BGS and Goethe Institut, Dhaka. p. 84-93.

Publications: International

1. Iftakher A, M. Saiful Islam and Jahangir AM 2015. Probable Origin of Salinity in the Shallow Aquifers of Khulna District, Southwestern Bangladesh. Austin J Earth Sci. 2015; 2(2): 1015.

2. Majumder R. K., M. A. Halim, J. Shimada, B. B. Saha, A. Zahid, M. Q. Hasan and M. Saiful Islam 2013. Hydrochemistry and isotopic studies to identify Ganges River and riverbank groundwater interaction, southern Bangladesh. Arab J Geosci (2013) 6:4585–4591.

3. A. Zahid, M. A. Haque, M. Saiful Islam, and M.A.F.M.R. Hasan 2009. The impact of shallow tubewells on irrigation water availability, access, crop productivity and farmers’ income in the lower gangetic plain of Bangladesh, pp. 141-162. In Mukherji, A., K. G. Villholth, B.R. Sharma and J. Wang (eds.) Groundwater Governance in the Indo-Gangetic and Yellow River Basins: Realities and Challenges. Selected Papers on Hydrogeology #15, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London. 328p.

4. A. Zahid, M. Aminul Haque, M. Saiful Islam, M.A.F.M. Rashidul Hasan and M. Qumrul Hassan 2008. Groundwater resources potential in the deltaic floodplain area of Madaripur District, southern Bangladesh. Journal of Applied Irrigation Science, Vol. 42, No. 1/2008: 41-56. DLG-Verlags-GmbH, Germany.

5. Islam M. Saiful, Anwar Zahid, M. Aminul Haque and M.A.F.M. Rashidul Hasan 2007. Problems and prospects of groundwater irrigation market in Bangladesh: A case study from Lower Gangetic Floodplain of Southwest Bangladesh. Journal of Applied Irrigation Science, Vol. 42, No. 2/2007: 157-171. DLG-Verlags-GmbH, Germany.

6. Islam M. Saiful and Muhammad Qumrul Hassan 2006. Pre- and post-Farakka study on some climatic variables of the Ganges Floodplain of Southwestern Bangladesh and its impact on environment. In Proc. of the Workshop on ‘Flooding in Bangladesh and Germany: Causes, Control and Management’. Goethe Institut, Dhaka: 71-78.

7. Islam M. Saiful and Muhammad Qumrul Hassan 2006. Surface water dynamics of the Ganges-Gorai river system of Southwestern Bangladesh and its impact on hydrogeo-environment. In Proc. of the Workshop on ‘Flooding in Bangladesh and Germany: Causes, Control and Management’. Goethe Institut, Dhaka: 171-181.

8. Rahman M. M., Muhammad Qumrul Hassan, M. Saiful Islam and S.Z.K.M. Shamsad 2000. Environmental impact assessment on water quality deterioration caused by the decreased Ganges outflow and saline water intrusion in south-western Bangladesh. Environmental Geology: 40(1-2): 31-40. Springer, Germany.

Research papers presented in International Seminar, Conference and Workshop

1. Islam M. Saiful and Muhammad Qumrul Hassan 2008. Climatic Control on the Water Resources of Southwestern Bangladesh. In Poster Presentation of the International Conference on ‘Global Climate Change and Its Effects’. Dhaka, Bangladesh. 25-30 August, 2008. p. 39.

2. Islam M. Saiful, Anwar Zahid, M Aminul Haque and MAFM Rashidul Hasan 2007. Groundwater Market in Bangladesh: A Case Study from Lower Indo-Gangetic Floodplain, Southwest Bangladesh. In International Workshop on Groundwater Governance in South Asia. International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi, India. 18-30 March, 2007.

3. Anwar Zahid, M Aminul Haque, M. Saiful Islam and MAFM Rashidul Hasan 2007. Development of Groundwater Irrigation and it’s Impact on Agriculture, Environment and Socio-economic Condition of Lower Gangetic Plain, Bangladesh. In International Workshop on Groundwater Governance in South Asia. International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi, India. 18-30 March, 2007.

4. Islam M. Saiful and Muhammad Qumrul Hassan 2003. Climatic Control on the Water Resources of Southwestern Bangladesh. In Poster Presentation of the International Conference on the Role of Natural Resources and Environment in Sustainable Development in South and Southeast Asia (NESDA). 17-21 January, 2003. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

5. S.Z.K.M Shamsad, Muhammad Qumrul Hassan and M. Saiful Islam 1998. Lead distribution in road-dust in and around Dhaka city and its impact on environment. Abstract. In International seminar on Geoscience and Urban Development. BGS-AGID, February 24-26, 1998. Dhaka. p 25.

6. Hassan Muhammad Qumrul and M. Saiful Islam 1997. Hydrogeo-environmental Impact on Kushtia District, Bangladesh: A study on pre- and post-Farakka conditions. In the Workshop on ‘Groundwater and Environment’. BGS and Goethe Institut, Dhaka.

MS theses supervised (2008-2015)

1. Hydrology and Groundwater Quality of Bhola district, South-central Bangladesh

2. Hydrochemistry and Source of Dug Well Water in Old Dhaka City, Bangladesh

3. Impact of Urbanization on the Peripheral and Inland Water Bodies of Dhaka City, Bangladesh

4. Studies on Hydrogeology and Water Quality of Pabna Sadar and Ishwardi upazilla of Pabna District, North-western Bangladesh

5. Hydrological Condition and Water Quality of Savar Pourashava, Savar, Dhaka.

6. Hydrogeological Condition and Water Quality Evaluation of Bogra Sadar, North-western Bangladesh

7. Water Quality and Groundwater Head Condition of Mirpur Thana, Dhaka

8. Aquifer Characterization and Groundwater Quality of Barguna District, South-Central Bangladesh

MS theses co-supervised (2008-2015)

  1. Assessment and Evaluation of Hydrogeological Condition of Sylhet City Corporation Area
  2. Hydrogeological Condition and Water Quality of Shariatpur District of South-Central Bangladesh
  3. Hydrogeological Condition of Magura District, Southwestern Bangladesh
  4. Mine Waste Disposal, Its Impact Assessment and Mitigation Plan of Barapukuria Coal Mine, Bangladesh
  5. Evaluation of Hydrogeological Condition and Groundwater Quality of Pabna District, North-western Bangladesh
  6. Climatic Condition and Possible Impact of Climate Change in Khulna-Shatkhira-Bagerhat Districts, Southwestern Bangladesh
  7. Hydrogeological Condition of Mathbaria Upazila, South Central, Bangladesh
  8. Evaluation and Monitoring of Water Quality and Quantity of Buriganga River in Bangladesh using Multi-Temporal Satellite Images

MS projects supervised/co-supervised (2008-2015)

  1. Assessment of Water Quality and Supply Mangement System of Dhaka  University Campus Area
  2. The Farakka Barrage and Instrumentation of Thirty Years’ Ganges Water Treaty
  3. Impact of Tannery Pollution on the Hydrogeoenvironment of Hazaribag Area and Its Adjoining Areas of Dhaka City
  4. Studies on Some Hydrometeorological and Hydrogeological Variables of Satkhira District, Southwestern Bangladesh
  5. Hydrological and Hydrogeological Condition of Manikganj District, North Central Bangladesh
  6. Studies on Some Hydrometeorological and Hydrogeological Variables of Jhenaidah District, Southwestern Bangladesh
  7. Hydrogeoenvironmental Changes In Khulna District, Southwestern Bangladesh
  8. Possible causes of Water logging problem and its impact on Environment in Satkhira Sadar Upazila of Satkhira District, South-western Bangladesh
  9. Water Quality Assessment of Khulna District, South-western Bangladesh
  10. Water Quality Assessment of Nabinagar Upazila of of Brahmanbaria District, South-eastern Bangladesh
  11. Aquifer Delineation and Groundwater Head Condition of Sylhet District, North-Eastern Bangladesh
  12. Assessment of Groundwater Quality of Manda thana, Naogaon District, Northwestern Bangladesh
  13. Present state of Groundwater Salinity in some parts of Khulna district, Southwestern Bangladesh

Overseas Research Project

  1. ‘Hydrodynamic Behaviour of Saline and Fresh Water Interface in Southwestern Bangladesh and its Impact on Environment’ – a project funded by International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden.
  1. ‘BanglaPIRE’ (Partnership for International Research and Education) funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – a collaborative research project with Columbia University, USA.

Computer experience

Well conversant with MS Office, and working/training experience in Surfer, ArcGIS and other Hydrogeological Softwares, Groundwater Modelling

Areas of research interest

Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Climate Change

Editorial attachment

Member, Editorial Board, Austin Journal of Earth Science, New Jersey, USA

Associate Editor, The Dhaka University Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Social network

Life Member of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

Life Member of Bangladesh Geological Society

Life Member of Master Mission, Jambari, Comilla, Bangladesh

Life Member, Dhaka University Alumni Association

Member of International Exchange Alumni (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, USA)

International affiliation

International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Fellow

International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grantee

International Award(s)

Received ‘Best Research Group Award’ from International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Delhi, India in 2007

Countries visited

India, Nepal, USA