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Geology professor helps LHU gain international coverage through water resources research

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LHU professor of geology, Dr. Md. Khalequzzaman, has been involved in water resources research both in Pennsylvania and in Bangladesh – the country of his origin. He recently traveled to Bangladesh to present a paper at an international conference on Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, a mega project that the government has undertaken to manage land and water resources for the next 100 years and beyond. Following the conference, The New Age newspaper in Bangladesh published the content of an interview with him on the Delta Plan in February.

Khalequzzaman also wrote an op-ed on the verdict on the High Court of Bangladesh, which he was interviewed by an England-based magazine about. Another Bangla newspaper interviewed him on the state of water sharing between India and Bangladesh. All of this putting LHU in the forefront of water resources research in Bangladesh, India and England.

Recently, Khalequzzaman presented a paper on flash floods in vast wetlands, called haor in Bangladesh, at an international conference held at Yale University. He published the summary of that paper in the Daily Star in Bangladesh. He also published an op-ed highlighting the results of laboratory analysis of toxic metal in roadside dust in Dhaka.

Khalequzzaman also presented the results of his research on the impact of agriculture on water quality in Fishing Creek watershed at the annual meeting of Sugar Valley Watershed Association in Clinton County. One of his students prepared a GIS map for Porter Township in Clinton County, published in The Lock Haven Express. All of this putting LHU in the forefront of water resources research in Bangladesh, India, England, and Pennsylvania.

Recent media coverage of and opinion pieces by Khalequzzaman in international press include:

  •  February 5, 2019: Op-Ed in the Daily Star: Can the historic Judgement Save Our Rivers? | Read Story
  • February 7, 2019: Common River – A Missing Topic A report in the Prothom Alo (Bangla Newspaper, use the Google Translate to read in English) on transboundary river with input from Md. Khalequzzaman | Read Story
  • February 9, 2019: 100-year Delta Plan threat to Deltaic Equilibrium: Experts (Interview with the New Age) | Read Story
  • February 11, 2019: Court Cracks Down on Illegal Development Along Bangladeshi River, (A report by Lou Del Bello in Bloomberg Environment with input from Khalequzzaman.) | Read Story
  • March 11, 2019: Op-ed in the Daily Star: Dhaka’s Toxic Air: A Major Public Health Concern. | Read Story
  • April 9, 2019: Op-ed in Daily Star: Early Flash Floods in the Haor Region: A New Normal? | Read Story
  • April 10, 2019: The Express: LHU Student helps map waterline in Porter Township. | Read Story

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