Dr Mohammad Aminur Rahman Shah

  • Research Associate (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

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.


Research interests

  • 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 Resources Management

Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Number of items: 23.

2019

Sahani, J., Kumar, P., Debele, S., Spyrou, C., Loupis, M., Aragão, L., Porcù, F., Shah, M. A. R. and Di Sabatino, S. (2019) Hydro-meteorological risk assessment methods and management by nature-based solutions. Science of the Total Environment, 696, 133936. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133936)

2018

Rahman, A., Shah, M. A. R. and Chowdhury, S. H. (2018) Lecture capture use in engineering education: Influence of students’ social and behavioral factors and teachers’ perceptions. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 26(3), pp. 500-508. (doi:10.1002/cae.21902)

Shah, M.A.R. , Rahman, A. and Chowdhury, S.H. (2018) Challenges for achieving sustainable flood risk management. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11, S352-S358. (doi:10.1111/jfr3.12211)

2017

Shah, M. A. R. , Rahman, A. and Chowdhury, S. H. (2017) Sustainability assessment of flood mitigation projects: An innovative decision support framework. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 23, pp. 53-61. (doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.04.006)

Shah, M. A. R. , Rahman, A. and Choudhry, S. H. (2017) Application of sustainability assessment framework for flood mitigation projects: case study on a flood levee project in Queensland, Australia. In: 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning, Bristol, UK, 27-29 June 2017, ISBN 9781784662318

2016

Shah, M.A.R. (2016) Life Cycle Based Decision Support Framework for Assessing Sustainability of Structural Flood Mitigation Projects. 56th Annual Floodplain Management Association Conference, New South Wales, Australia, 17-20 May 2016.

Shah, M. A. , Rahman, A. and Chowdhury, S. H. (2016) A Framework for Sustainability Assessment of Flood Mitigation Projects. 14th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-14), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 6-8 Jan 2016.

2014

Shah, M. A. (2014) Urban Water Security: Climate Change Adaptation and Management Challenges. In: Choudhury, G. A., Nakagami, K.'i., Li, J. and Fukushi, K. (eds.) Strategic Adaptation Towards Water Crisis. University Press Limited: Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISBN 9789845061339

2013

Uddin, M. S., Shah, M. A. , Khanom, S. and Nesa, M. K. (2013) Climate change impacts on the Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem services and dependent livelihoods in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, 2(2), pp. 152-156.

Uddin, M. S., de Ruyter van Steveninck, E., Stuip, M. and Shah, M. A. R. (2013) Economic valuation of provisioning and cultural services of a protected mangrove ecosystem: A case study on Sundarbans Reserve Forest, Bangladesh. Ecosystem Services, 5, pp. 88-93. (doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.07.002)

2012

Shah, M. A. (2012) Application of Risk Based Approach to Flood Risk Assessment in Urban Areas: Case Study of the City of Dordrecht, the Netherlands. 2nd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk2012), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 13-23 Nov 2012.

Shah, M.A.R. , Douven, W.J.A.M., Werner, M. and Leentvaar, J. (2012) Flood warning responses of farmer households: a case study in Uria Union in the Brahmaputra flood plain, Bangladesh. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 5(3), pp. 258-269. (doi:10.1111/j.1753-318X.2012.01147.x)

2011

Shah, M. A. (2011) Towards ecotourism: issues of current tourism practices in the Sundarban mangrove forest, Bangladesh. Peace, Environment and Tourism Conference, Pokhara, Nepal, 20-21 Sept 2011.

Shah, M. A. (2011) Issues of Wetland Sustainability in Proposed FCD/I Projects in the Lower Ganges River Floodplain. 3rd International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 8-10 Jan 2011.

2010

Shah, M.A.R. and Datta, D.K. (2010) A quantitative analysis of mangrove forest resource utilization by the dependent livelihoods. ISEE 11th Biennial Conference Conference, Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany, 22-25 Aug 2010. (Unpublished)

2009

Shah, M.A.R. and Khan, M.S.A. (2009) Cost minimisation for multiple-source water supply systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management, 162(4), pp. 243-249. (doi:10.1680/wama.2009.00057)

Hassan, A., Shah, M. A. R. and Ahmed, F. (2009) Reducing Livelihood Vulnerability to Flood Through Community - Based Early Warning. 4th South Asia Water Research Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, 4-6 May 2009. (Unpublished)

2008

Shah, M. A. R. (2008) A linear cost minimization model for water supply system with constrained sources. Journal of Civil Engineering, 36(1), pp. 13-22.

Hassan, A. and Shah, M. A. (2008) A Participatory Model for Flood Early Warning Dissemination. Third South Asia Water Research Conference on Innovative Modeling Approaches for IWRM, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24-26 May 2008. (Unpublished)

2007

Khan, M. and Shah, M. A. (2007) A Linear Cost Minimization Model for Dhaka Water Supply System. International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 12-14 March 2007. (Unpublished)

Shah, M. A. , Ferdous, R. and Hassan, A. (2007) Potential Threats of Power Sector on Water Resources. International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 12-14 March 2007. (Unpublished)

2006

Hassan, A., Choudhury, G. A. and Shah, M. A. (2006) Achieving Environmental Sustainability Through Good Governance and Engineering. National Seminar on Good Governance and Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27-28 Feb 2006. (Unpublished)

Hassan, A. and Shah, M. A. R. (2006) Impact of Sea Level Rise on Suitability of Agriculture and Fisheries: A Case Study on Southwest Region of Bangladesh. Climate Change Impact Prediction Modelling National Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15-16 Feb 2006. (Unpublished)

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Number of items: 23.

Articles

Sahani, J., Kumar, P., Debele, S., Spyrou, C., Loupis, M., Aragão, L., Porcù, F., Shah, M. A. R. and Di Sabatino, S. (2019) Hydro-meteorological risk assessment methods and management by nature-based solutions. Science of the Total Environment, 696, 133936. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133936)

Rahman, A., Shah, M. A. R. and Chowdhury, S. H. (2018) Lecture capture use in engineering education: Influence of students’ social and behavioral factors and teachers’ perceptions. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 26(3), pp. 500-508. (doi:10.1002/cae.21902)

Shah, M.A.R. , Rahman, A. and Chowdhury, S.H. (2018) Challenges for achieving sustainable flood risk management. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11, S352-S358. (doi:10.1111/jfr3.12211)

Shah, M. A. R. , Rahman, A. and Chowdhury, S. H. (2017) Sustainability assessment of flood mitigation projects: An innovative decision support framework. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 23, pp. 53-61. (doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.04.006)

Uddin, M. S., Shah, M. A. , Khanom, S. and Nesa, M. K. (2013) Climate change impacts on the Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem services and dependent livelihoods in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, 2(2), pp. 152-156.

Uddin, M. S., de Ruyter van Steveninck, E., Stuip, M. and Shah, M. A. R. (2013) Economic valuation of provisioning and cultural services of a protected mangrove ecosystem: A case study on Sundarbans Reserve Forest, Bangladesh. Ecosystem Services, 5, pp. 88-93. (doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.07.002)

Shah, M.A.R. , Douven, W.J.A.M., Werner, M. and Leentvaar, J. (2012) Flood warning responses of farmer households: a case study in Uria Union in the Brahmaputra flood plain, Bangladesh. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 5(3), pp. 258-269. (doi:10.1111/j.1753-318X.2012.01147.x)

Shah, M.A.R. and Khan, M.S.A. (2009) Cost minimisation for multiple-source water supply systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management, 162(4), pp. 243-249. (doi:10.1680/wama.2009.00057)

Shah, M. A. R. (2008) A linear cost minimization model for water supply system with constrained sources. Journal of Civil Engineering, 36(1), pp. 13-22.

Book Sections

Shah, M. A. (2014) Urban Water Security: Climate Change Adaptation and Management Challenges. In: Choudhury, G. A., Nakagami, K.'i., Li, J. and Fukushi, K. (eds.) Strategic Adaptation Towards Water Crisis. University Press Limited: Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISBN 9789845061339

Conference or Workshop Item

Shah, M.A.R. (2016) Life Cycle Based Decision Support Framework for Assessing Sustainability of Structural Flood Mitigation Projects. 56th Annual Floodplain Management Association Conference, New South Wales, Australia, 17-20 May 2016.

Shah, M. A. , Rahman, A. and Chowdhury, S. H. (2016) A Framework for Sustainability Assessment of Flood Mitigation Projects. 14th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-14), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 6-8 Jan 2016.

Shah, M. A. (2012) Application of Risk Based Approach to Flood Risk Assessment in Urban Areas: Case Study of the City of Dordrecht, the Netherlands. 2nd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk2012), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 13-23 Nov 2012.

Shah, M. A. (2011) Towards ecotourism: issues of current tourism practices in the Sundarban mangrove forest, Bangladesh. Peace, Environment and Tourism Conference, Pokhara, Nepal, 20-21 Sept 2011.

Shah, M. A. (2011) Issues of Wetland Sustainability in Proposed FCD/I Projects in the Lower Ganges River Floodplain. 3rd International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 8-10 Jan 2011.

Shah, M.A.R. and Datta, D.K. (2010) A quantitative analysis of mangrove forest resource utilization by the dependent livelihoods. ISEE 11th Biennial Conference Conference, Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany, 22-25 Aug 2010. (Unpublished)

Hassan, A., Shah, M. A. R. and Ahmed, F. (2009) Reducing Livelihood Vulnerability to Flood Through Community - Based Early Warning. 4th South Asia Water Research Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, 4-6 May 2009. (Unpublished)

Hassan, A. and Shah, M. A. (2008) A Participatory Model for Flood Early Warning Dissemination. Third South Asia Water Research Conference on Innovative Modeling Approaches for IWRM, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24-26 May 2008. (Unpublished)

Khan, M. and Shah, M. A. (2007) A Linear Cost Minimization Model for Dhaka Water Supply System. International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 12-14 March 2007. (Unpublished)

Shah, M. A. , Ferdous, R. and Hassan, A. (2007) Potential Threats of Power Sector on Water Resources. International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 12-14 March 2007. (Unpublished)

Hassan, A., Choudhury, G. A. and Shah, M. A. (2006) Achieving Environmental Sustainability Through Good Governance and Engineering. National Seminar on Good Governance and Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27-28 Feb 2006. (Unpublished)

Hassan, A. and Shah, M. A. R. (2006) Impact of Sea Level Rise on Suitability of Agriculture and Fisheries: A Case Study on Southwest Region of Bangladesh. Climate Change Impact Prediction Modelling National Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15-16 Feb 2006. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Shah, M. A. R. , Rahman, A. and Choudhry, S. H. (2017) Application of sustainability assessment framework for flood mitigation projects: case study on a flood levee project in Queensland, Australia. In: 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning, Bristol, UK, 27-29 June 2017, ISBN 9781784662318

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Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2019: 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

  • 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)