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Details of Sarmin Sultana


 

 Working Experiences (Teaching and research)

 

 

 

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Dhaka,  April 10, 2013 to date. http://www.du.ac.bd/department/common/facultymember.php?bodyid=GLG

Job Responsibility: Teaches Hydrogeology and other interdisciplinary subjects to the B.Sc. (Honours), B.Sc. (Minor), M.Sc. students as part of the departmental curriculum. Conducts field courses for the undergraduate and graduate students.

Research Interest: Hydrogeology (Hydrogeochemistry, Groundwater modeling, Water Pollution and Environmental Aspects of Water Development and Application of RS & GIS in Groundwater Studies).

Previous Positions:

Lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Dhaka, July 01, 2010 to April 09, 2013

Research Associate in the UNICEF Funded Project Action research on groundwater buffering in Bangladesh for technical support in pilot areas for adaptation to climate change, November 2009 to June 2010.

GIS analyst, in the WHO Funded Project Re-testing of a subset of Deep hand Tube wells - October, 2009 to November, 2009

Research Assistant (part time), in the SIDA Funded Sustainable Arsenic Mitigation Project, joint research project of Dhaka University and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden - January 2008 to March 2009

 

Thesis Supervision

Optimization of Design of Aquifer Storage and Recovery System for Enhanced Infiltration Rate with Reduced Cost at the Coastal Aquifers of South-Western Bangladesh, (Nazia Nawrin), 2015

Surface and Groundwater interactions in four River Systems of satkhira District, Bangladesh (Sukhen Goswami) 2014

Hydrogeological and Sedimentological Assessment along an East-West Transect on the Jamuna Floodplain in Jamalpur and Bogra Districts (Md. Azizul Hassan), 2014

Geomorphological Controls on Hydrostratigraphy of the Western Ganges Delta Plain, SW Bangladesh ( Md. Ilias Mahmud), 2014

Comparison of managed aquifer recharge test sites for characterization of designs for optimal performances in Southwest Bnagladesh ( Mustuque Ahmed Monim), 2013

Impact of managed aquifer recharge on water quality in Brackish Aquifers of South western Bangladesh (MD. Faruq Hossain), 2013

Vilage level mapping of safe water options of Aila affected Sarankhola Upazila, using GIS and RS techniques (Md. Badrul Alam, 2012

Evaluation of Pond Gravity Infiltration Systems as a Source of Potable Water in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Md. Imranuzzaman, 2012

Investigations on Groundwater Buffering in Khulna-Satkhira Coastal Belt (Md. Mahadi Hasan) 2011

Currently 1 under supervision

Consultancy

Hydrogeologist & GIS-RS specialist, Managed Aquifer Recharge for Community Water Supply in Saline Areas, UNICEF Bangladesh, January 2012- on going.

Hydrogeologist, Hydro-Geological Mapping” Seismic Risk Assessment of Bangladesh, ADPC (UNDP Bangladesh) August 2013 –on going

GIS Consultant, Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition in Flood Affected Areas of Northwest Bangladesh, Terre des homes (TDH), November 2013

GIS Consultant, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Consortium project in Kurigram and Barguna Districts, Bangladesh, Terre des homes (TDH), February, 2013

Junior Consultant (Hydrogeologist), Hydrological and Hydrogeological Studies in Madaripur and Gopalganj (Peat Exploration). Beximco Energy and Mineral Company, January 2011-January 2012.

Hydrogeologist, Action Research on Groundwater Buffering in Bangladesh. UNICEF, 2010-11.

GIS analyst & Hydrogeologist, Geophysical and Water Point Survey in Teknaf. Solidarites,  2010.

 

 

 
 

Education

 

 

 

 

Linneus-Palme Academic Exchange Programme for two courses (Funded by SIDA) 2009

Year                       : 2009

Courses                  : Environmental Geology (AE2402, 7.5 ECTS) and Masters Thesis Project (AE211X, 30          ECTS).

Thesis Title            : Hydrogeochemistry of the Lower Dupi Tila Aquifer in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. http://www2.lwr.kth.se/Publikationer/PDF_Files/LWR_EX_09_35.pdf

Result                     : B, B

Institution             : Department of Land and Water Resource Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

M. S.       in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology (Thesis Group) 2004-2005

Exam Year           : 2005 (Held in 2008)

Result                     : 1st Class (1st Position in order of merit), Marks Obtained: 71.67%;

                           Degree awarded in may, 2009

Thesis Title            : Prospects of Artificial Recharge & Other Options for Augmentation of the Upper Dupi Tila Aquifer in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Institution             : Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences,

                          University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

B. Sc. (Honors) (4 Years integrated) in Geology, 2001-2004                 

Exam year            : 2004 (Held in 2006), Marks Obtained: 62.84%

Result                     : 1st Class (2nd Position in order of merit)

                          Degree awarded in July, 2007

Institution             : Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences,

                          University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

H. S. C (Science Group):  Ideal School and College, Motijheel, Dhaka, Dhaka Board (1st Division*) in 2000; Marks Obtained: 80.9%

S. S. C (Science Group): Kamrunnesa Govt Girls’ High School, Dhaka Board (1st Division*) in 1998; Marks Obtained: 87.9%

Academic Awards

  • Linneus –Palme Academic Exchange Programme between Dhaka University, Bangladesh and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • University merit scholarship for academic excellence in Masters programme.
  • University merit scholarship for academic excellence in bachelor (4 yrs integrated Honors) programme.
  • Pre graduate university scholarship in the year of 2002.

 

 

 
 

Publications (Book Chapter/Conference Proceedings/Abstracts)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Journal Publications

International Journals:

  1. Sultana, S., Ahmed, K., Mahtab-Ul-Alam, S., Hasan, M., Tuinhof, A., Ghosh, S., Rahman, M., Ravenscroft, P., and Zheng, Y. (2014). "Low-Cost Aquifer Storage and Recovery: Implications for Improving Drinking Water Access for Rural Communities in Coastal Bangladesh." J. Hydrol. Eng. , 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001100,B5014007. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HE.1943-5584.0001100

 

  1. J FERDOUS, K M AHMED, S SULTANA, M AMINI, M BERG, R JOHNSTON, 2013, Assessing the Risk of Arsenic Transport in the Upper Dupi Tila Aquifer of Dhaka City from the Surrounding Shallow Aquifers, JGWR (Journal of Groundwater Research) (ISSN: 2321- 4783), Vol.2, Issue1, p. 56-64, Published by AGGS, India http://www.aggs.in/

 

  1.  AHMED, K M., SULTANA, S., HASAN, M A., BHATTACHARYA, P., HASAN, M K., BURGESS, W G, HOQUE, M A., 2011, Groundwater Quality of Upper and Lower Dupi Tila Aquifer in Megacity Dhaka, Bangladesh, peer reviewed article published in the proceedings of the 7th International IAHS Groundwater Quality Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, June 13-18, 2010. IAH Red Book “Groundwater quality Management in a rapidly changing World”, (M Schirmer, E Hoehn and T Vogt eds) IAHS publ. 342 (2011), p. 71-74, ISBN 978-1-907161-16-2. Website: http://iahs.info/redbooks/342.htm

 

  1. 9. HOSSAIN, M., ISLAM, M., RASHID, S M A., RAHMAN, M., SULTANA, S., AHMED, K M., HASAN, M. A.,BHATTACHARYA, P., JACKS, G., THUNVIK, R., VON BRÖMSSEN, M.,  2010,  Delimiting the shallow aquifer characteristics using vertical electrical soundings (VES) and hydrochemical variability in a region with high arsenic groundwater in southwestern Bangladesh, peer reviewed article published in Arsenic in Geosphere and Human diseases (Jean, Bundschuh and Bhattacharya eds) p. 105-107 of the 3rd International congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As 2010) Tainan, Taiwan. ISBN 978-0-415-5798-1

 

 Local Journals:

  1. SULTANA, S., ALAM, M, B., AHMED,K M, 2014, Assessing risk of clogging in community scale managed Aquifer recharge sites for drinking water in the coastal  plain of south-west Bangladesh, accepted for publication in the Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research (Bangladesh J. Sci. Res.), vol. 27, issue 1, p 75-86 ISSN 0253-5432.
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  1. SULTANA, S., ALAM, M, B., AHMED,K M, 2013, Prioratization of villages for providing safewater sources in disaster prone Sarankhola upazila of Bagerhat district: A GIS based approach, The Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research (Bangladesh J. Sci. Res.), vol. 26, issue 1&2, p 11-19, ISSN 0253-5432.
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  1. SULTANA, S., AHMED, K M., WOOBAIDULLAH, A S M., RAHMAN, M M., ALAM, M J., HASAN, M., AFROZ, T, 2012, Identification of potable water sources in a complex geological terrain- A case study of Teknaf peninsula,   Bangladesh Journal of Geology, ISSN 1608-957X,vol. No.26-28, p58-69.

 

  1. AHMED, K M., ISLAM, M. S., SULTANA, S., 2010, Changes in the Groundwater Regime of Dhaka City: A Historical Perspective, in (S U Ahmed and G Rabbani eds) Celebration of 400 Years of Capital Dhaka: Plants, wildlife, gardens and environment of Capital Dhaka.; Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. p.383-400, ISBN 978-984-33-1558-8

 

 

 

  1. Peer reviewed Conference Proceedings:

 

  1. K M Ahmed , S Sultana,  M A Hasan, T Chowdhury and M Rahman, 2015, Alternative safe water options for severely  arsenic and salinity affected areas in Narail District, Bangladesh, abstract  has been accepted for oral presentation at IGWC 2015, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, December 09-11, 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                               
  2. S Sultana, K M Ahmed, M A Hasan, 2014 An attempt to reduce arsenic in shallow aquifer by means of Managed Aquifer Recharge in water scarce area, a case study of deltaic plains of south-western Bangladesh, abstract accepted for oral presentation at the IAH2014 Conference (41st International Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists) on Groundwater: Challenges & Strategies at theme T3, Morocco in September 2014.

 

  1. S Sultana, K M Ahmed, M A Hasan, R Rafiq, F Ferdous, 2014, Assessment of the Potentialities for Managed Aquifer Recharge using Pond and Abandoned Well at the Dhaka University Campus, 2014 abstract accepted for oral presentation at Rainwater convention 2014, June 2014 at ITN-BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

  1. S Sultana, K M Ahmed, M Alam, M Hasan, A Tuinhof,  J Oosterwijk, S K Ghosh, M S Rahman, P Ravenscroft, Y zheng, 2013, Management of Clogging in Small-scale Aquifer Storage and Recovery Sites in the Coastal Plain of Southwest Bangladesh, abstract accepted for oral presentation in the 8th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR8) meeting the water resource challenge to be held in Beijing, P. R. China, 15-19 October 2013.

 

  1. K M Ahmed, S Sultana, M Alam, Mahadi Hasan, A Tuinhof,  J Oosterwijk, S Ghosh, M S Rahman, Y zheng, P Ravenscroft, 2013, Lessons learned from large scale field testing of Managed Aquifer Recharge to improve water quality in coastal aquifers of Bangladesh, abstract accepted for oral presentation in the 8th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR8) meeting the water resource challenge to be held in Beijing, P. R. China, 15-19 October 2013

 

  1. K M Ahmed, S M M Alam, S Sultana, M M Hasan, S K Ghosh, M S Rahman, A Tuinhof, 2013, Innovative design and indigenous technology for construction of recharge shafts in coastal aquifers of Bangladesh, abstract accepted for oral presentation in the 8th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR8) meeting the water resource challenge to be held in Beijing, P. R. China, 15-19 October 2013

 

  1. M M Hasan, K M Ahmed, S Sultana, M S Rahman, S K Ghosh, A Tuinhof, P Ravenscroft, 2013 Applications of Managed Aquifer Recharge to Improve Groundwater Quality in the Khulna-Satkhira Coastal Belt of Bangladesh: Results and Findings, abstract accepted for poster presentation in the 8th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR8) meeting the water resource challenge to be held in Beijing, P. R. China, 15-19 October 2013

 

  1. Jessica Barker, Md. Mahadi Hasan, Clare Robinson, Sarmin Sultana, Kazi Matin Ahmed, 2013, Numerical assessment of community-scale managed aquifer recharge systems in south-western Bangladesh, abstract accepted for poster presentation in the 8th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR8) meeting the water resource challenge to be held in Beijing, P. R. China, 15-19 October 2013

 

  1. SULTANA, S., AHMED, K M., ALAM, SM., TUINHOF.A. OOSTERWIJK, J., GHOSH.S. K., RAVENSCROFT, P, 2012, Developing community water supplies in water scarce saline areas of Bangladesh by means of Aquifer Storage and Recovery, full paper submitted in the 5th International Groundwater Conference (IGWC-2012) in India in December 2012 and abstract has been published in the conference proceedings.

 

  1. M M Hasan, K M Ahmed, S Sultana, M S Rahman, S K Ghosh, P Ravenscroft, 2012, Investigations on Groundwater Buffering in Khulna-Satkhira Coastal Belt Using Managed Aquifer Recharge, full paper submitted in the 5th International Groundwater Conference (IGWC-2012) in India in December 2012 and abstract has been published in the conference proceedings.

 

  1. T Afroz, K M Ahmed, M A Hasan, S Sultana, M M Rahman, A S M Woobaidulla, 2012, Integrated Investigations for Assessment and Management of the Safe Drinking Water Sources of Teknaf Peninsula, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, full paper submitted in the 5th International Groundwater Conference (IGWC-2012) in India in December 2012 and abstract has been published in the conference proceedings.

 

  1. SULTANA, S., AHMED, K M., MIA, M B., 2010, Prospects of Artificial Recharge for Augmentation of the Upper Dupi Tila Aquifer in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, proceedings of the 7th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, held in Abu Dhabi, 9-13 October 2010. Proceedings are available in Conference website: www.ismar7.org

 

  1. AHMED, K.M., SULTANA, S., HASAN.K., GROEN. K., TUINHOF.A., SPRUIJT.H., PATRA. L., GHOSH.S. K., HUQ. I., 2010, Artificial Recharge to Manage Groundwater Quantity and Quality in Bangladesh: GIS Mapping and other Investigations, presented in ISMAR7, the 7th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, held in Abu Dhabi, 9-13 October 2010. Proceedings are available in Conference website: www.ismar7.org

 

  1. AHMED, K.M., SULTANA, S., HASAN. K., GROEN. K., TUINHOF.A., SPRUIJT.H., PATRA. L., GHOSH.S. K., HUQ. I., 2010, Action Research for Managed Aquifer Recharge in Bangladesh to secure Groundwater Quantity and Quality, presented in ISMAR7, the 7th Annual International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge held in Abu Dhabi, 9-13 October 2010. Proceedings are available in Conference website: www.ismar7.org

 

  1. RAHMAN, M., VON BRÖMSSEN, M., BHATTACHARYA, P., AHMED, K M., HASAN, M. A., HOSSAIN, M., SULTANA, S., and JACKS, G., 2009, Changes in ground water chemical Characteristics in regions with high Arsenic groundwater at Matlab, South-eastern, Bangladesh, abstract published in the abstract volume in annual meeting of Geological society of America (GSA), 2009, Portland, Oregon for oral presentation. Ref: Abstract No: 159938 and has been presented in Session no 126: Geochemistry of Arsenic and Other Toxic Elements and Assessment of Environmental Risks in Global Groundwater Systems. Conference website www.geosociety.org/meetings/2009/

 

  1. SULTANA, S., BHATTACHARYA, P.,  AHMED, K M., 2009, Hydrogeochemistry of the Lower Dupi Tila Aquifer in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, Abstract published in the abstract volume (page 82)of the international conference on Geosciences for Global Development (GeoDev) Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 26-31, 2009.

 

 

 Professional Trainings Obtained:

April-May 2014: Training on Statistical software SPSS for Professionals & Researchers organized by Department of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000.

March, 2014: Vanderbilt University Ties Course- Mississippi River delta, Nashville, USA

June 16 -19, 2013: Urban rainwater Harvesting and groundwater recharge organized by Centre for Science and Environment supported by WaterAid Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

May 2013: Space Technology by Department of Disaster Management and UN-SPIDER Beijing Office in collaboration with SPARSO and Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP II), Dhaka.

11 December to 15 2011 Earthquake Studies and Earthquake Monitoring in Bangladesh, Course organized by Department of Geology, University of Dhaka in association with Columbia University, New york, USA, Funded by USAID and NSF

23 May 27 May 2011 Sustainable Operation of Seismographic Networks and Earthquake Studies in Bangladesh, Course organized by Department of Geology, University of Dhaka in association with Columbia University, New york, USA, Funded by USAID and NSF

July, 2010: Applied Groundwater Modeling Course organized by Department of Geology, University of Dhaka in association with the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, Dhaka.

January, 2009: Introduction to ArcGIS 9.1 organized by Department of Geology, University of Dhaka in association with Forgarty Training Grant of Columbia University (New York, USA), Dhaka.