[pccgrads] Special CEE Seminar 8/19 : Hossain on "Integrated Water Resources Management: Role of Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) in Solving Water Problems in Asia"

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Integrated Water Resources Management: Role of Institute of Water Modelling
(IWM) in Solving Water Problems in Asia

Dr. Monowar Hossain

Executive Director

Institute of Water Modeling, Bangladesh

Date: Aug 19

Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm

Location: More Hall 220, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

This seminar will introduce the audience to the Institute of Water Modelling
(IWM; http://www.iwmbd.org), which is a trust organization established by
the Government of Bangladesh in 1996 to function as a Centre of Excellence
and Learning in the field of water resources management. The applications of
IWM modeling tools cover a wide range of water related areas such as: flood
control and flood forecasting, irrigation and drainage, river morphology,
urban water supply and management, climate change modeling, salinity and
sediment transport, coastal hydraulics, port, coast and estuary management,
environmental impact assessment, bridge hydraulics and related
infrastructure development. The number of staff in IWM is about 300. In
2011, IWM established an office in Malaysia and IWM models are widely
accepted and appreciated in the river and coastal water modeling in
Malaysia. IWM has working experience with government agencies of Malaysia,
Tajikistan, India, Nepal, Philippines, Cambodia and New Zealand.

Over the years IWM has established close linkages with different national
and international institutions. Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI)-Water and
Environment of Denmark has been a close partner in the technology sharing.
Similar linkages were also established with the Asian Institute of
Technology, Thailand, Tohuku University of Japan, University of Washington,
HR Wallingford, UK, Institute of Technology, Brunei; UNESCO-IHE of the
Netherlands. IWM has close research links with regional institutes including
that of ICIMOD, Nepal. The talk will summarize the IWM experience in solving
real-world problems related to water resources in the regions of Central,
South and Southeast Asia.

About the Speaker

Dr. Monowar Hossain currently serves as the board of trustees appointed
Executive Director of IWM. He received his B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering
from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). His PhD in
Civil Engineering (Hydraulics) is from the University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow (UK). He started his career as Lecturer of BUET in 1976 and became
Professor in 1992.

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