Department of Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering (EWCE)

Major Kazi Shamima Akter, PhD, Engrs

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering (EWCE)

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph. D. in Urban Engineering (Major – Environmental Engineering) (2013),

Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

  • M. Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2010),

Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • B. Sc. in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering (2007),

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

AWARDS/ HONOURS/SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship Program), (2010-2013), The University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • University Merit Scholarship, (2002-2007), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Department Dean List Scholarship, (2003-2004) Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Research Domain: Air pollution, Carbon emission footprint, Climate change, Community participation in water issues and planning, Hazardous waste management, Smart water grid: Energy-Carbon nexus of smart water grid, Solid waste management, Water and wastewater treatment, Water policies, Water pollution, Water resource management, Water reuse and reallocation, Water security, Water use attitudes, water use conflicts.

 

BOOK:

  • Md. Mafizur Rahman and Kazi Shamima Akter (2011), Climate Change Pattern in Bangladesh and Impact on Water Cycle”, International Training Network Centre Bangladesh (ITN, BUET) publication, First Edition, December, 2011, ISBN: 978-984-33-4357-4. Citation available at http://www.buet.ac.bd/itn/

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Kazi Shamima Akter,  Md. Mafizur Rahman (2012) Spatio-Temporal Quantification and Characterization of Drought Patterns in Bangladesh. Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 10 (3), 277-288.

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS:

  • K. S. Akter, S. Bhattacharjee, C. M. T. Amin and A. B. Rashid (2015) Efficiency Evaluation for Tannery Effluent Treatment using Activated Carbon and FeCl3. International Conference on Recent Innovation in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh, 11-13 December, 2015. Proceeding pp. 62. ISBN: 978-984-91467-9-7.
  • K. S. Akter, N. M. Shuman and A. H. Samu (2015) Evaluation on Potential Aquifer Recharge Methodologies for Dhaka City. International Conference on Climate Change and Water Security, MIST, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 December, 2015. Proceeding pp. 36. ISBN: 978-984-33-9966-3.
  • K. S. Akter, N. M. Shuman and S. H. Rajon (2015) Potential of Polli Brick to reduce Air Pollution and Solid Waste Disposal in Dhaka City. International Conference on Climate Change and Water Security, MIST, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 December, 2015. Proceeding pp. 37. ISBN: 978-984-33-9966-3.
  • M. T. Rahman, K. S. Akter, N. Ahsan and S. M Tarek (2015) Climate Driven Impacts on Fresh Water Resources in Southwestern Coast of Bangladesh. International Conference on Climate Change and Water Security, MIST, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 December, 2015. Proceeding pp. 38. ISBN: 978-984-33-9966-3.
  • Kazi Shamima Akter, Kiyo H. Kurisu and Keisuke Hanaki (2014) Influence of Water Use Attitudes of Residential People on their Opinion about Water Issues in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 11th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE11), Bangkok, Thailand at 26-28 November, 2014.
  • Kazi Shamima Akter, Kiyo H. Kurisu and Keisuke Hanaki (2014) Stakeholders’ Perception Evaluation regarding water use Issues in Dhaka, Bangladesh. IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal, 21-26 September, 2014.
  • Kazi Shamima Akter, Kiyo H. Kurisu and Keisuke Hanaki (2013) Water Use and Pollution Recognition from Residential Peoples’ Point of View in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 5th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition, Daejeon, Korea, September 8-12, 2013. 
  • Kazi Shamima Akter, Kiyo H. Kurisu and Keisuke Hanaki (2014) Stakeholders’ Point of Views about Water Use and Pollution Issue in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Water and Environmental Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 21-15-16 June, 2013, Proceeding pp. 46. 
  • Kazi Shamima Akter, Md. Mafizur Rahman (2011) Spatio-Temporal Quantification and Characterization of Drought Patterns in Bangladesh. The 4th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition – Toward Sustainable Water Supply and Recycling Systems, 2-6 October, 2011, Tokyo, Japan. Proceeding pp. 239-240. 
  • Md. Mafizur Rahman, Kazi Shamima Akter (2010) Changing Pattern of Meteorological Dryness as Climate Change Impact in Bangladesh. 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR-APD, 2010), Auckland (New Zealand), 21-24 February 2010.
  • Md. Mafizur Rahman, Kazi Shamima Akter (2009) Changes In Dryness Pattern And Drought Occurrence In Bangladesh. International Conference on Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation Strategies For Bangladesh, BUET, 18-20 February, 2009. Proceeding pp. 279-288, ISBN:984-300-003379-8
  • Rahman, M. M., Akter, K. S. (2008) Assessing Drought Scenario. 4th Conference Of The Asia Pacific Association Of Hydrology And Water Resources, Special Session Of The Asian Water Cycle Initiative, November 3-5, 2008, Beijing, China, Proceeding pp. 147-148.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

  • Kazi Shamima Akter, Kiyo H. Kurisu, Keisuke Hanaki (2013) Stakeholders’ Point of Views about Water Use and Pollution Issue in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Water and Environment Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 15-16, June, 2013. (Abstract accepted for oral and poster presentation, also for proceedings)
  • Kazi Shamima Akter, Kiyo Hasegawa Kurisu, Keisuke Hanaki (2012) Analysis on Water Balance and Water Use Conflicts in Dhaka District, Bangladesh. IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, 16-21 September, 2012, Busan, Korea.
  • Md. Mafizur Rahman, Kazi Shamima Akter (2012) Climate Change Pattern in Bangladesh and Impact on Water Cycle. Fifth GEOSS AP Symposium, 2-4 April, 2012, Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan. 
  • Kazi Shamima Akter, Md. Mafizur Rahman (2011) Assessment on Drought Potential and Damage Parameter in Bangladesh. The 4th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition – Toward Sustainable Water Supply and Recycling Systems, 2-6 October, 2011, Tokyo, Japan. (Poster presented, Full paper accepted, Paper no: 00931) 

 

Subjects Taught

Theory

Sessional

Environmental Chemistry

Ecology, Environmental Pollution and Management

 Environmental Engineering I (Water Supply Engineering)

Environmental Engineering II (Wastewater Engineering)

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Theory of Sewage Treatment

GIS and Remote Sensing Sessional

 Open Channel Flow Sessional

Environment Design Sessional

Environmental Engineering Sessional

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 2013 – March 2015)
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 2007 – September 2010)
  • Lab in charge and Instructor, Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, UAP
  • Instructor, Computer Lab, Department of Civil Engineering, UAP
  • Under grade and Master thesis supervisor
  • Advisor for publication of cultural periodical from Department of Civil Engineering, UAP