Dr. Muktarun Islam
Dr. Muktarun Islam
Assistant Professor
BSc. Agricultural Engineering (BAU), MS in Irrigation and Water Managment (BAU), PhD in Water Resources Development (BUET)

Muktarun Islam is an assistant professor, faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Department of Irrigation and Water Management, at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh. She holds a PhD in Water Resources Development from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and her thesis was titled: Conjunctive Use of Saline and Non-saline Coastal Aquifers for Agriculture. She holds an M.S. in Irrigation and Water Management, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, and her thesis was titled "Effect of Water Stress on the Growth and Yield of Three Drought Tolerant T.Aman Rice Mutants", and a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, also from Bangladesh Agricultural University. She has received award "The South Asian Water (SAWA) Fellowship" for Ph.D Programme at the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET, Dhaka. She was Former Research Fellow, Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies,during August 2013 to October 2013, Research Assistant, Climate Change Study Cell, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, during 1st August 2011 to October 2012 and Assistant Engineer, Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA), during August 03 2005 to November 20, 2007. She attended five international conferences. She also attend several national and international training. 1.International Training of Trainers of Wetland Management (International Training of Trainers on Integrated Water Resources Management) at Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation, the Netharlands from 27May-14June 2013 2. Writing workshop, PGIA, University of Peradeniya, Srilanka from 17-20 January 2011 3. Gender and Water under the SaciWaters, IWFM, BUET from 11-13 July 2009 4. Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Management, DCE/IWFM, BUET from 06-08 June 2009 5. Professional Certificate course in Geographical Information System using ArcGIS 9.1 from 03 Sept.-03 Nov. 2008 6. Research Methodology: Principles and Practices, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India from 17-30 April 2008.

Publication Profile:
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque (2017), “Multi-strainer model concept for conjunctive pumping of saline and non-saline groundwater from coastal aquifers,” Journal of Environmental Quality Management.
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque (2016), Development of multi-well model for conjunctive use of saline and non-saline coastal aquifer, Journal of Environmental Quality Management, DOI 10.2002./teqm/summer 2017/35, Willey Periodicals, Inc.
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque (2014), Geo-hydraulic Potential for Development of the Southwest Coastal Aquifer of Bangladesh, Journal of Agricultural Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh, Vo. 41, No.2, pp. 31-42.
  • Islam, M. A. A. Sarker, M.S.U. Talukder, A.A. Hassan and M.N.H Miah (2005), “Effect of Water Stress on the Yield and Water Use Efficiency on three Rice genotypes”, Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol.32, No.,2, pp.169-174.
Research Interests:
  • Groundwater hydraulics, hydrology, Integreted Water Resources Management, Climate change and gender, disaster and risk management.
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Groundwater Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Hydrology, Pumps and wells, Irrigation Structure
Masters Courses:
  • Water Resources Planning, Groundwater Development, GIS in water Resources
Role as Reviewer:
  • Water Resources Management (WARM), An International Journal - Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA) by Springer.
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • India Water Week, “Efficient Water Management: Challenges and Opportunities” 8-12 April 2013 at New Delhi, India
  • 1st International Conference and Exhibition of Women Engineer (ICEWE), 20-22 November 2011, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • GARNET-SA Regional Conference, 06 May 2011, IBRAD, Kolkata
  • Fifth International Seminar on Dynamics of Farmer Managed Irrigation System: Socio-Institutional, Economic and Technical Context, 25-26 March 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal 4. Fifth International Seminar on Dynamics of Farmer Managed Irrigation System: Socio-Institutional, Economic and Technical Context, 25-26 March 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Fourth Asia Water Research Conference on Interfacing poverty, Livelihood and Climate Change in Water Resources Development: Lessons in South Asia, 04-06 May 2009 in Kathmandu, Nepal