Faculty Member Profile

Swarnali Mahmood
Assistant Professor
Coastal Studies and Disaster Management
M.Sc.
+8801716065149
smahmood@bu.ac.bd

Agricultural water management, Agronomy, Interdisciplinary water resources management, Coastal zone management, Trace element interaction in soil-plant continuum

Journal Articles:
Mahmood, S. Problems and prospects of irrigated wheat in the south-central coastal area of Bangladesh: A case study. Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences (under review).

Mahmood, S., Nourin, F.T.J., Siddika, A., and Khan, T.F. 2017. Encroachment of the Buriganga River in Bangladesh. Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering. Vol. 5, pp. 266-273, doi:10.4236/jmmce.2017.55022

Mahmood, S., Choudhury, M.S., and Imamul Huq, S.M. 2016. Threshold values of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil for rice (Oryza sativa L.) and kalmi (Ipomoea aquatica). Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 4029-4037.

International Conference Proceedings:
Mahmood, S., and Saleh, A.F.M. 2019. The role of coastal polder in sustainable agricultural development and prevention of salinity intrusion in Bangladesh–a case study. Abstract Proceedings of the International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, DRSD 2019, 7-8 March 2019, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, pp. 25.

Mahmood, S. and Saleh, A.F.M. 2019. Assessing the impact of agriculture on livelihood of the farmers in a polder: a case study in the southwest coastal area of Bangladesh. Book of Abstracts of the 7th International Conference on Water & Flood Management, ICWFM 2019, 2-4 March 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN: 978-984-34-6192-2, pp. 201-202.

Mahmood, S., and Saleh, A.F.M. 2019. Impact of polder on agricultural water management and profitability of crops: a case study in the southwest coastal area of Bangladesh. Book of Abstracts of the 7th International Conference on Water & Flood Management, ICWFM 2019, 2-4 March 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN: 978-984-34-6192-2, pp. 141-142.

Nourin, F.T.J., Mahmood, S., Chayon, M.S.A., Siddika, A., and Khan, M.S.A. 2017. Assessment of different dimensions of irrigation water security in a coastal polder of Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Water & Flood Management, ICWFM 2017, 4-6 March 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN: 978-984-34-2207-1, pp. 361-368.

Research Report:
Mahmood, S. 2018. Agricultural water management and farmers’ livelihood in Barishal: A case study. University of Barishal Research Report (Budget Code 5921, Year 2017-18).

Oral Presentations:
Mahmood, S. and Saleh, A.F.M. 2019. Impact of agriculture on livelihood of the farmers in a polder: a case study. International Conference on Climate Knowledge, Gobeshona 5, 8-11 January 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mahmood, S., Gajanayeke, P.K., Subramanian, E., Sumaiya, U.H., Koralegedera, I.D. and Samarakoon, G.M.L.D. 2015. Drinking water and health issues in the area surrounding the Mahaweli Irrigation System, Galkiriyagama, Sri Lanka. South Asian Regional Training on Interdisciplinary Research Concepts and Methodologies, 28 November — 3 December 2015, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Ongoing Project:
Co-investigator, “Water quality deterioration ascribed to direct waste disposal from passenger vessels/waterways in Kirtonkhola River, Barisal, Bangladesh” funded by University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh (July, 2017 — Present)

Completed Project:
Principal Investigator and Project Director, “Agricultural water management and farmers’ livelihood in Barishal: A case study” funded by University of Barisal (Budget Code — 5921, 2017-18), Bangladesh (July, 2017 — June, 2018)

Theses:
M.Sc. Thesis: “Impact of Polder on Agricultural Water Management and Livelihood in the South-West Region” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Abul Fazal Muhammad Saleh, Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

M.S. Thesis: “Threshold Values of Arsenic, Cadmium and Lead in Soil for Rice (Oryza sativa) and Kalmi (Ipomoea aquatica)” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. S.M. Imamul Huq and Prof. Dr. M. Shahjahan Choudhury, Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.


Training and Workshops:

  • South Asian Regional Training on “Interdisciplinary Research Concepts and Methodologies”, organized by SaciWATERs-India and Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka , held in Kandy, Sri Lanka, 28 November — 3 December, 2015.
  • Workshop on “National Integrity Strategy, Service Delivery and Good Governance”, organized by National Academy for Planning and Development, Ministry of Planning, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 September, 2014.
  • Honors and Awards:

  • Member, Bangladesh Youth Delegation Visit to India (2019) from 28 March — 4 April, 2019, invited and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of the People’s Republic of India, organized by High Commission of India in Bangladesh, Dhaka.
  • IDRC-SAWA (South Asian Water) Fellowship (2015), funded by IDRC, Canada, administered by SaciWATERS, India and IWFM, BUET, Bangladesh.
  • National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship (2014), funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • Dean’s Award (2014) for outstanding performance in the BS (Hons.) Examination of 2012, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Imamul Huq Stipend (2011) for obtaining highest marks up to Second Year BS (Hons.) Examination.
  • SWED-DU Trust Scholarship (2010) and (2009) for securing First position in Second Year and First Year BS (Hons.) Examinations, respectively.
  • Memberships:

  • Life Member, Soil Science Society of Bangladesh (SSSB)
  • Life Member, EDAPHOS, Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh