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Sazzad Hossain – University of Reading

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Sazzad Hossain

Extended-range hydro meteorological forecasting for improved flood early warning in Bangladesh.

The aim of the research is "to support in developing extend-range flood forecasting by applying extended range hydro meteorological forecasting for better flood preparedness in Bangladesh." The specific objectives are 1) to study of the major hydrometeorological drivers of flooding in Bangladesh; 2) to understand early warning for flood preparedness activities from users' perspectives; and 3) to evaluate forecast skills of extended-range meteorological and hydrological forecast for the river basins in Bangladesh. This research is jointly funded by the by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Forecasts for AnTicipatory HUManitarian action (FATHUM) of the University of Reading under SHEAR Studentship Cohort (SSC) program.


About Me:

 I completed Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2003. Afterwards, I studied Masters in Hydroscience and Engineering in Technical University Dresden, Germany from 2008 to 2010. My masters dissertation focused on the rainfall-runoff relationship of arid catchment. Before joining PhD program, I was working as the Executive Engineer in Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, Bangladesh Water Development Board under Ministry of Water Resources in Bangladesh. I am currently on deputation from my organization to study PhD research. My research goal is to improve flood early warning for the complex transboundary river basins in Bangladesh for better flood preparedness.

Research Interests: 

  • Extended-range flood forecast
  • Hydrological and meteorological drivers of floods

Research Groups:

Water @ Reading

Environmental Science Research Division




 Dr Liz Stephens (University of Reading)

Professor Hannah Cloke (University of Reading)

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