Dr Mohammad Aminur Rahman Shah
- Research Associate (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)
I have joined the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies as Research Associate since March 2019. Currently, I am working on research project related to vulnerability and risk assessment, and nature-based solutions to hydro-meteorological hazards.
I have completed PhD in sustainable flood risk management from Griffith University, Australia in 2018. Also, I hold a MSc in Environmental Science (specialization: environmental planning and management) (2011) degree from UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands, a MSc in Water Resources Development (2006) degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, and a BSc in Environmental Science (2002) degree from Khulna University, Bangladesh.
Before joining the University of Glasgow and PhD research, I have worked for around 2 years at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Bangladesh as a Programme Officer (Natural Resource Management) from March 2012 to January 2014. And, from 2005 to 2012, I have worked at the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), Bangladesh as an Environmental Professional.
Throughout my professional and academic research career over a decade, I have gained experience in various fields such as sustainability assessment of flood mitigation projects, flood risk assessment, flood early warning, vulnerability analysis for climate change induced sea level rise, community-based adaptation to climate change, and community risk reduction programmes. While working in the projects, I have been engaged with project formulation, project management, field data collection, supervision of team members, consultation with community level and national level stakeholders, data analysis, preparation of reports and articles. Apart from research experience, I have been working as teaching assistant/ sessional staff at the North South University, Bangladesh (2004-2005) and at the Griffith University, Australia (2014-2018) where I taught environmental science and project management courses.
- Sustainable development of floodplains - main focus on developing sustainability assessment tools for measuring achievement towards sustainable development of floodplains
- Sustainable flood risk management- main focus on long term planning for effective flood risk management
- Nature-based solution/ ecosystem-based adaptation for reducing natural hazards and risks
Climate Change adaptation and disaster management
- Integrated Water Resource Management
Professional activities & recognition
Professional & learned societies
- 2019 - - present: Member, European Geosciences Union
- 2019 - 2020: Member, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
- 2016 - 2018: Student Member, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Qeensland, Australia
- 2014 - 2018: Student Member, Floodplain Management Australia (FMA), Queensland, Australia
- 2014 - 2017: Student Member, Australian Water Association (AWA), Queensland, Australia
- 2010: Online volunteer, United Nations Volunteers
- 2004: Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), UK
Selected international presentations
- 2020: EGU General Assembly 2020 Online (Austria)
- 2019: Annual General Meeting of OPERANDUM Project (Greece)
- 2017: 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning (United Kingdom)
- 2016: 56th Floodplain Management Association Conference (Australia)
- 2011: 3rd International Conference on Water and Flood Management (Bangladesh)
- 2010: ISEE conference on Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis (Germany)
- 2009: Fourth South Asia Water research Conference on Interfacing Poverty, Livelihood and Climate Change in Water Resources Development: Lessons in South Asia (Nepal)
- 2008: Third South Asia Water Research Conference on Innovative Modeling Approaches for IWRM (Bangladesh)
- 2007: International Conference on Water and Flood Management (Bangladesh)