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Dr. Shakil Ahmad
Assistant Professor
NICE

NICE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NICE, SCEE, NUST
Tel : 051-90854614

Specialization
Water Resources Engineering, Hydroclimatic Extreme Events and Climate Change

Education
PhD (Civil Engineering(Water Resources Engineering), University of Tokyo, Japan), MS (Water Resources Engineering, Pakistan)

Dr. Shakil Ahmad is serving as Assistant professor in NICE, SCEE and he has a long experience of teaching & research at NUST. He has done his PhD from University of Tokyo Japan, his specialization in Water Resources Engineering, Hydroclimatic Extreme Events and Climate Change and he got awarded by Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Ph.D. Engineering. He has Professional membership of PEC and ASEC. His research projects are 1. Knowledge Package for “Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods” Project, funded by ICIMOD, Nepal​ 2. Earth Observation Data Integration & Fusion Research Initiative (EDITORIA)”, funded by The University of Tokyo (UT), Tokyo, Japan. 3. “A Study on Extremely Dry and Wet Summer Monsoon in Pakistan by Focusing on the Anomalous States of the Upper Troposphere”, MEXT Scholarship funded by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan  4. “Evaluation of Effectiveness of Seepage Control Measures at Tarbela Dam”, Center of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering (CEWRE), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan  


  • Develop and teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level programs. Further, supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students for their research activities and projects.
  • Hydrological & hydraulic modelling for design of various hydraulic structures (like dams’ spillways, hydropower, weirs, diversion head works, barrages, bridges, culverts, storm drainage systems, etc), mining projects drainage, airport drainage, urban storm water design, urban flooding, etc.
  • Hydrological, hydraulics and climate models for assessment of water availability, understanding of hydro-meteorological extremes (like: heat waves, floods & droughts), vulnerability assessment, disaster risk assessment, disaster risk reduction/management & adaptation for these extremes, climate system & water cycle variability, reservoir optimization & operation studies, etc.
  • Accuracy assessment of gridded metrological & climatic dataset, bias correction and downscaling at regional/basin level to develop the high-resolution gridded dataset for hydrological modeling.
  • South Asian, Central Asian, Pakistan and middle east regions, climate system & their inter-annual variability, mechanisms of extreme events (like heat waves, floods & droughts) and their predictability for early warning system.
  • Impacts of land use and climate change on water availability and extreme events.
  • Applications of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for water resources engineering and management.
  • Water budgeting, water economics, water governance, water policy and water rights without and with changing climate.
  • Water resources development & management projects for planning, feasibility, designing, implementation, execution, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Design and conduct of socio-agro-economic survey and construction of water resources development, management & conservation projects (like sprinkler/trickle irrigation systems, water harvesting structures, water lifting devices, tube wells, water channels/courses lining, water catch drains, check dams, terrace/protection wall, diversion channel/wall, , land levelling, etc).
  • Design and conduct of professionals training programs for capacity building related to climate change, hydro-meteorological extremes, vulnerability, disaster risk reduction/management, adaptation etc.


 
Muhammad Azmat, Aasia Wahab, Christian Huggel, Muhammad Uzair Qamar, Ejaz Hussain, Shakil Ahmad, Abdul Waheed, “Climatic and hydrological projections to changing climate under CORDEX-South Asia experiments over the Karakoram-Hindukush-Himalayan water towers”, Science of The Total Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135010, IF 5.589, Nov 2019.
Muhammad Azmat, Muhammad Uzair Qamar, Shakil Ahmad, Muhammad Adnan Shahid, Ejaz Hussain, Sajjad Ahmad, Rao Arsalan Khushnood “Ensembling Downscaling Techniques and Multiple GCMs to Improve Climate Change Predictions in Cryosphere Scarcely-Gauged Catchment”, Water Resources Management, 32: 3155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-018-1982-9, IF 2.848, July 2018.
Zakir Dahri, Eddy Moors, Fulco Ludwig, Shakil Ahmad, Asif Khan, Irfan Ali, Pavel Kabat, "Adjustment of measurement errors to reconcile precipitation distribution in the high-altitude Indus basin", International Journal of Climatology;38: 3842-3860, https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5539, IF 3.609, April 2018.
Muhammad Azmat, Muhammad Uzair Qamar, Shakil Ahmad, Ejaz Hussain, Mumahhad Umair, “Application of HEC-HMS for the Event and Continuous Simulation in High-Altitude Scarcely-Gauged Catchment under Changing Climate”. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress of EWRA ‘Panta Rhei’, European Water 57: 77-84, http://www.ewra.net/ew/pdf/EW_2017_57_11.pdf, Athens, Greece, July 2017.
Muhammad Uzair Qamar, Muhammad Azmat, Muhammad Adnan Shahid, Daniele Ganora, Shakil Ahmad, "Rainfall Extremes: A Novel Modeling Approach for Regionalization", Water Resources Management, 31 (6): 1975-1994, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-017-1626-5, IF 2.848, April 2017.
Shakil Ahmad, Hammayun Zulfiqar, Muhammad Azmat, "The Integrated Modeling Approach for Urban Flooding in the Context of Changing Climate (Case of Lai Nullah, Pakistan)", Proceeding Report of WEF National Conference on “Water and Environment for Sustainable Development in Changing Climate”, organized by Water Environment Forum (WEF), Islamabad, 17-19 October 2016.
Masashi Minamide; Shakil Ahmad; Toshio Koike, “The Impact of Boreal Summer Intra-Seasonal Oscillation on the development of extremely wet and dry condition in South Asian Summer Monsoon”, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, California, USA, 18 December 2014.
Shakil Ahmad, Toshio Koike, Kazuaki Nishii, “On the Dynamics of Extreme Meteorological Droughts during Pakistan Summer Monsoon by Focusing the Anomalous States of Upper Troposphere”, Abstract ID 1446637, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, California, USA, 03-07 December 2012.
Shakil Ahmad, Toshio Koike, Kazuaki Nishii, “Characteristics of Climatological, Dry and Wet Summer Monsoon in Pakistan by focusing on the Upper Troposphere”, International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change, Earth Sciences 2012 – OMICS Conferences, Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, USA, 21-22 August 2012.
Shakil Ahmad, Toshio Koike, Kazuaki Nishii, “Characteristics Features of the Dry and Wet Summer Monsoon in Pakistan by Focusing on the Anomalous States of the Upper Troposphere”, 4th World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) International Conference on Reanalysis, Abstract ID 40575919, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, 7-11 May 2012.
Shakil Ahmad, Toshio Koike, Kazuaki Nishii, “A Study on Extremely Dry and Wet Summer Monsoon in Pakistan by Focusing on the Anomalous States of the Upper Troposphere”, European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly, Abstract ID 75588, EGU2012-4726 (Vol. 14), Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012.
Shakil Ahmad, “A Study on Extremely Dry and Wet Summer Monsoon in Pakistan by Focusing the Anomalous States of the Upper Tropospheric Circulation”, Thesis/Dissertation submitted as a partial requirement of PhD in Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan, March 2012.
Shakil Ahmad, Kazuaki Nishii, Toru Tamura, Tetsu Ohta, Eiji Ikoma, Masaru Kitsuregawa, Toshio Koike, “Characteristics of Climatological Tropospheric Conditions during Pre-monsoon and Matured Phases of Pakistan Summer Monsoon”, Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), B1 (Hydraulic Engineering) Vol. 68 (No. 4): PP I_157-I_162, ISSN: 5698, 6-8 March 2012.
Shakil Ahmad, Toshio Koike, Kazuaki Nishii, Toru Tamura, Maheswor Shrestha, “Role of Anomalous States of Upper Tropospheric Circulation on Extremely Dry and Wet Summer Monsoon Events”, Abstract ID A31F-0151, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California, USA, 5-9 December 2011.
Shakil Ahmad, Toshio Koike; Toru Tamura; Kazuaki Nishii; Mohamed Rasmy Abdul Wahid, “Role of Anomalous States of Upper Tropospheric Circulation on Extremely Dry and Wet Summer Monsoon Events”, Abstract ID: 75588, Session: C39, Open Conference organized by World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), Denver, Colorado, USA, 24-28 October 2011.
Zakir Hussain Dahri, Bashir Ahmad, Joseph H. Leach, Shakil Ahmad, “Satellite Based Snowcover Distribution and Associated Snowmelt Modeling in Sawat River Basin of Pakistan”, Proceedings of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, HEC Recognized Journal (Category X), Vol 48 (No. 1): PP 19–32, ISSN: 0377-2969, 2011.
Zakir Hussain Dahri, Ata-ur-Rehman Tariq, Bashir Ahmad, Ghulam Ali, Shakil Ahmad, “Numerical Analysis of Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport under Skimming Well”, Journal of Science, Technology and Development, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, HEC Recognized Journal (Category X), Vol. 30 (No. 1): PP 12-28, ISSN: 0254-6418, 2011.
Sajjad Haider, Tayyab Akram, Shakil Ahmad, “2D Numerical Simulation of River Hydrodynamics-Application to Indus River Reach Downstream Ghazi Barrage”, The Second International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development “ESDev-2007” organized by the Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan, PP 659-665, ISBN:978-969-8779-13-9, 26-27 August 2007.
Shakil Ahmad, “Evaluation of Effectiveness of Seepage Control Measures at Tarbela Dam”, Thesis submitted as a partial requirement of M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering, CEWRE, UET, Lahore, 2001.

 

PG Courses

Climate Change and Hydrological Cycle

Applied Hydrology

Hydrologic Systems Modeling

Groundwater Hydrology

Open Channel Hydraulics

Dynamical Meteorology

UG Courses

Engineering Hydrology

Irrigation Engineering

Engineering Survey


 
Practicing as Professional Engineer since 1999 in water resource engineering field comprising: groundwater modeling, hydrological modeling, hydraulic modeling, reservoir water availability, reservoir capacity sizing, reservoir/river sedimentation, reservoir operation studies, climate system & water cycle variability, water related transboundary studies, etc. Also supervised construction of water resources development & management schemes (like water harvesting structures, water lifting devices, tube wells, water channels/courses lining, water catch drains, check dams, terracing, sprinkler/trickle irrigation systems, land leveling, etc). Hydrological & hydrodynamic modeling on a variety of dams, hydropower & environmental projects. Supervised/involved in various water resources development & management projects for planning, feasibility, designing, implementation, execution, monitoring and evaluation.

Industrial Projects at NUST, as a Team Leader
1. Improvement in Hydrological Modelling for FATA Water Resources Development Project (FWRDP) in Bajaur, Khyber, and Mohmand Agencies
2. Hydrological Impact Assessment of Construction of Ramma and Kasana Dams on Shahpur Dam
3. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis of Bridge and Culverts on Swat Motorway Project
4. Identification of Water Recharge Source & Aquifer Capacity Enhancement at Air HQ
5. Groundwater Modeling, Aquifer Extent, Recharge Potential and Artificial Techniques to Enhance the Aquifer Capacity at Air HQ
6. Hydrological Assessment and Design of Flood Protection Works in the Vicinity of PCENS, Chakri

Industrial Projects at International/National Consulting Firms/Organizations
1. Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHP) – Supplementary Environmental and Social (SES) Study for Management of Indus Flood Plain and Water Releases
2. Gulpur Hydropower Project
3. Naltar Hydropower Project
4. Small Dams in D.I. Khan Project [Chaudhwan Zam, Daraban Zam, and Sheikh Haider Zam Dams]
5. PMF Studies of Poonch River at Rajdhani Damsite
6. Punjab Barrages Rehabilitation Project [Jinnah, Balloki and Islam Barrages]
7. Sector Policy Studies Project – National Drainage Programme (NDP) [National Water Policy, Water Rights in Selected Canal Commands, Efficacy of Past 
        Drainage Investments]
8. Reko Diq Water Resources and Management Study
9. Nara Desert Water Resources Baseline Study
10. Construct Third Inlet Flume from LLPH to HLPH Suction Bay – Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO)
11. Area Development Project (ADP) – South AJK
12. Installation of Tubewells in Iftiharabad Area