Dr. Muktarun Islam
Dr. Muktarun Islam
Associate Professor
PhD in Water Resources Development (BUET), MS in Irrigation and Water Management (BAU), BSc. Agricultural Engineering (BAU)
01917128945
muktarun.iwm@sau.ac.bd
muktarun.iwfm@gmail.com

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 Former Assistant Engineer, Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA), during August 03 2005 to November 20, 2007. Her professional goal is to designing her own research and output of research will be again disseminated through publication, reports and presentation.

Publication Profile:
  • Baky A.A., Islam M and Paul S, (2019) Flood Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for different land use classes using a flow model. Earth Syst Environ (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41748-019-00141-w
  • Islam M, Imon T.I and Polash A.G. (2019), Analysis of Rainfall Variability in Sylhet Region of Bangladesh. Journal of Water Resource Engineering and Management Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 1-10. ISSN: 2349-4336 (Online)
  • Islam, M and Polash, A.G. (2017), Analysis of Groundwater Quality Parameter in Sylhet City, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 4, Number 2, Pages 325-330
  • Islam, M and Ahmed, S. (2017), Studies On Dynamics of River Water Level in Sylhet Basin, Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 4, Number 2; Pages: 315-324
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque (2018), “Multi-strainer model concept for conjunctive pumping of saline and non-saline groundwater from coastal aquifers,” Journal of Environmental Quality Management, wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/tqem, DOI: 10.1002/tqem.21542, 27:7–18.
  • 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. pp. 35-47.
  • 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.
Conference Proceedings:
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque, (2013), Aquifer Salinity and its Suitability for Irrigation in the Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh, Proceedings on India Water Week, “Efficient Water Management: Challenges and Opportunities”, 8-12 April, New Delhi
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque (2011), “Sustainable use of coastal aquifer for agricultural water supply” Presented in Fifth International Workshop on Integration of Policy and Management of Water Resources: Challenges and Way forward, IBRAD, Kolkata, May 6, and Published in GARNET NEWS in January-June 2011,Vol.17, No.1
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque, (2011), Sustainable use of coastal aquifer for agricultural water Supply, Abstract proceedings on Towards Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture an International conference on linking Science and Policy Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Burlingame, California June 15-17, pp.80
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque (2010), “Socio-Institutional Set-up in Irrigation Sector: A Case Study of Narail District of Bangladesh” Fifth International Seminar on Dynamics of Farmer Managed Irrigation System: Socio-Institutional, Economic and Technical Context, 25-26 March, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp.37- 52.
  • Islam, M and M.M. Hoque (2009), “Groundwater use and its impact on Livelihood in the Narail District of Bangladesh” Fourth South Asia Water Research Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, May 4-6, pp.90-104.
  • Islam, M (2008), “Dynamics of the Aquifer system in the Southwest Region of Bangladesh”, Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Hydrology and Water (APHW), Beijing, China, November 3-5.
Research Interests:
  • Groundwater hydraulics, hydrology, Integreted Water Resources Management, Climate change and gender, disaster and risk management.
Research Support:
  • Principal Investigator (2019-2020), Studies on Bio-Physical Parameter for Estimating Soil Loss Potential and Erosion Hazard in Sylhet City. UGC through SAURES (On going).
  • Co-Investigator (April 2017 to September 2018), Develop a hydrogeological framework and sustainable crop establishment period in haor areas of Bangladesh, the research grant of USAID Trust Fund and GoB through Ministry of Agriculture (Completed).
  • Principal Investigator (2016-2017), A plan for Scientific Assessment of Water Availability and Quality Deterioration to human security in Sylhet Sadar. UGC through SAURES. (Completed).
  • Research Assistant (1st August 2011 to October 2012), Development of Flood Hazard and Risk Maps with Effect of Climate Change Scenario, funded by the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust (BCCT) of the Ministry of Environment and Forest of the Government of Bangladesh (Completed)
  • Consultant (May 2012-July2-12), Study on analysis of application of IWRM principles into water supply and sanitation projects in Dhaka (Completed)
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
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Irrigation and Water Management, Faculty of Irrigation and Water Management
Awards and Scholarships:
  • The South Asian Water (SAWA) Fellowship for PhD Programme at the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET, Dhaka.
Role as Reviewer:
  • Water Resources Management (WARM), An International Journal - Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA) by Springer.
Professional Memberships:
  • Member, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh
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
Training:
  • Climate Extremes and Risk Management” Institute of Advanced Studies in Nanjing, China, 21 October - 1 November 2019
  • Training course on “Use of Farm Machinery and Efficient Irrigation System Management at BARC, Farmgate Dhaka, Bangladesh, 08-12 May 2016.
  • 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
  • Writing workshop, PGIA, University of Peradeniya, Srilanka from 17-20 January 2011
  • Gender and Water under the SaciWaters, IWFM, BUET from 11-13 July 2009
  • Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Management, DCE/IWFM, BUET from 06-08 June 2009
  • Professional Certificate course in Geographical Information System using ArcGIS 9.1 from 03 Sept.-03 Nov. 2008
  • Research Methodology: Principles and Practices, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India from 17-30 April 2008
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (Undergraduate):
  • Analyzing The Trends Of River Water Level In Sylhet basin (December, 2015)
  • Evaluation Of Water Quality For Various Uses In Sylhet Region (December, 2015)
  • Issues And Prospect Of Water Management For Irrigation: A Case Study Of Habiganj District (December, 2015)
  • Estimation of Groundwater Recharge in Sylhet Region (December 2016)
  • Trend Analysis Of Rainfall In North-Eastern Regionof Bangladesh (December 2016)
  • Study On Flash Flood In Korcharia Haor Area: A Case Study Of Two Villages (Decmeber 2016)
  • Interaction Between Ecology and Hydrology in Wetland Ecosystem
  • Dynamics of Aquifer System in Sylhet Sadar (December, 2017)
  • Study on Determination of Water Quality Index of Surma River (December, 2017)
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Hydrogeological Investigation for the Assessment of Groundwater in Sylhet Region (January-June, 2019)
  • Assessing Land Use Pattern in Hakaluki Haor under Climate Change Scenario (January-June, 2019)
  • Evaluation of Groundwater Level Fluctuation in Sylhet District using GIS (January-June, 2019)
  • Characterization of Aquifer System for Groundwater Management in Southwestern Part of Sylhet District (January-June, 2020)
  • NDVI Variation And Its Responses to Meteorological Factors in Hakaluki Haor Area (January-June, 2020)