I am a scientist and registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Alberta. Currently I am working as a Fluvial Hydraulics and Geomorphology Specialist at the River Engineering and Technical Services section of Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (EPA). In this role, I am responsible for the development and delivery of fluvial and geomorphology based assessment programs and products for the province. I work closely with a supporting team of technical engineers and provide the strategic and technical expertise necessary to ensure leading edge design and implementation of Alberta’s fluvial and geomorphology assessment programs and products.
I worked as a Hydrologist and Water Policy Specialist in EPA during 2012-2021 where my principle role was to ensure that advice, policy, regulations and management outcomes are supported by scientific and technical principles of natural resource management. I undertook hydrologic evaluations and modelling to prepare baseline environmental data and information; provided assessments of water quantity, water supply and water use; and apply that knowledge to inform adaptive policy development. I worked as a working committee member of Government of Alberta Climate Change Adaptation Strategy development and Alberta Alternate member of Prairie Province Water Board (PPWB).
I hold a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering (WRE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and a Ph.D. in WRE from University of Alberta. Before joining the Alberta Government I worked about four years as a lecturer at the WRE Department, BUET, and about five years as a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Alberta. I had also worked as a research fellow at the Deltares, The Netherlands.
I have published numerous scientific articles (journals, book chapters, conference papers, technical reports, thesis) on hydrology, hydraulics, water resources management, and climate change related issues. I am also involved in writing blogs and articles, and has published Op-Ed articles on water resources and environmental issues on newspapers and online news media.
I am also working as a Practice Review Board Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). My voluntary role as a member of the Practice Review Board will help to ensures that APEGA's procedures in the areas of registration, discipline, maintenance of competence, and enforcement are adequate to protect the public interest.