Publication: Water Issues

Selected Publications and Unpublished Works of Q. K. Ahmad on Water Issues

  • “An Overview of the Realities and Issues in Bangladesh’s Water Sector”, in Q K Ahmad, Environment, Climate Change and Water Resources, Pathak Shamabesh, Dhaka, August 2017.
  • “Bangladesh Marching Ahead: Implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, in Q K Ahmad, Sustainable Development and All That, Pathak Shamabesh, Dhaka, December 2016.
  • Environment, Climate Change and Water Resources, Pathak Shamabesh, Dhaka, August 2017.
  • “Climate Change and Freshwater Resources of Bangladesh”, in Moazzem Hossain, Eliyathamby Selvanathan (eds.), Climate Change and Growth in South Asia, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., UK, USA, 2011.
  • “Strengthening Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Regional Cooperation for Mutual Benefit: Focus on Climate Change” presented at BASEF 2011, jointly organized by Dhaka School of Economics (DScE) and Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA), 24-28 April 2011.
  • “Defining the South Asian Water Challenge”, presented at India Water Forum 2011, organized by TERI, New Delhi, 13-15 April 2011.
  • “Defining the South Asian Water Challenge: Focus On Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Region”, presented at the international conference on “Blue Revolution: Charting South Asia’s Water Future”, organized by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in cooperation with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, 11 April 2011.
  • “Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Regional Cooperation in Water and Energy Development and Sharing”, presented at the Seminar on South Asian Connectivity: Bangladesh Perspective, organized by Bangladesh-India Friendship Society, Dhaka, 21 June 2009.
  • Interlinking of Rivers in India: Issues and Concerns, (co-editor), Taylor & Francis Group, London, United Kingdon, 2008.
  • Dakhhin Asiar Sthaniya Janagostibhittik Bannya Bebastha (Community Approaches to Flood Management in South Asia), in Bengali, (editor), BUP, Bangladesh; IRMED, India; and JVS, Nepal with technical support from World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva and WMO/GWP Associated Program for Flood Management, published in Dhaka 2006.
  • Potential for Sharing of Common Regional Resources in the Eastern Himalayan Region: Focus on Sapta Kosi High Dam Project, (editor), BUP/Ministry of Environment and Forest Government of Bangladesh/UNDP, 2004.
  • Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Region: A Framework for Sustainable Development (co-editor), University Press Limited (UPL), Dhaka, March 2001.
  • Cooperation on Eastern Himalayan Rivers: Opportunities and Challenges (co-editor), Konark Publisher Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2000.
  • Perspectives on Flood 1998 (co-editor), University Press Ltd. (under the auspices of Jatyo Tran Committee, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad, Local Government Engineering Department, and Bangladesh Foundation for Development Research), The University Press Limited, Dhaka, 2000.
  • Bangladesh Water Vision 2025, (editor & contributor), Bangladesh Water Partnership/South Asian Technical Advisory Committee (SASTAC), Global Water Partnership, Dhaka, May 1999.
  • Resources, Environment and Development in Bangladesh – With Particular Reference to the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins, (co-editor), BUP/Academic Publishers, Dhaka, 1994.
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    Converting Water into Wealth—Regional Cooperation in Harnessing the Eastern Himalayan Rivers, (co-editor), BUP/Academic Publishers, Dhaka, January 1994.
  • “Indo-Bangladesh Cooperation on Transboundary Rivers: Revisiting the Unrealized Opportunities and Unmitigated Challenges”, in Salman Haidar (ed.) India-Bangladesh: Strengthening the Partnership, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, India, 2005.
  • “Water Management in Bangladesh: Selected Issues”, presented at the 48th Convention Memorial Lectures and National Seminar, organized by the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Dhaka, 19-22 January 2004.
  • “Flood Management and Local Adaptation and Response Strategies”, in Mandira Shrestha (ed.) Regional Cooperation for Flood Disaster Mitigation in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region: Technical Papers, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal/World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland, 2003.
  • “Implications of Socio-Economic Scenarios for Regional Water Resource Needs”, presented at the workshop on Water Resources in South Asia: An Assessment of Climate Change-Associated Vulnerability and Coping Mechanisms, organized by APN, held in Kathmandu, 7-9 January 2003.
  • “Regional Cooperation in Flood Management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Region: Bangladesh Perspective”, (co-author), in Natural Hazards, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 181-198, 2003.
  • “Water Resources Management and Its Impacts on Poverty and Environment with Particular Reference to Bangladesh”, presented at First South Asia Water Forum, Kathmandu, 26-28 February 2002.
  • “Regional Cooperation in Water Management: Achievements and Prospects”, presented at the international conference on Sustainable Development of Water Resources: Socio-Economic, Institutional and Environmental Aspects”, organized by Institute for Resource Management and Economic Development (IRMED), New Delhi, 27-30 November 2000 and published in Kamta Prasad (ed.) Water Resources and Sustainable Development, Shipra Publications, New Delhi, India, 2003.
  • “Promoting Sustainable Development in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Region Through Water-based Regional Cooperation” in Proceedings of 2000 SIWI Seminar: Water Security for Multinational Water Systems – Opportunity and Development, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Stockholm, 2000.
  • “Bangladesh Water Vision 2025”, in Newsletter, Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO), Ministry of Water Resources, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka, January 2000.
  • “Integrated River Basins Management for Socio-Economic Development of the Region”, in Management of International River Basins and Environmental Challenges, Academic Publisher, 1994.