Role of river-flow in alleviating heavy metal load from urban river
21 May 2022

Role of river-flow in alleviating heavy metal load from urban river

Optimum water flow is inevitable for river health protection. Urban rivers in developing countries usually are heavily polluted by numerous chemical pollutants, including heavy metals. This lecture will give a case study of an urban river of Bangladesh by investigating heavy metals concentration and river-flow volume to elucidate the relationship between them. Results of river-flow and metals analysis will be shown for two consecutive years in both the dry and wet seasons. Optimum water flow will be the final target to run these metals from the river in dry and wet periods to retain environmental balance throughout the year. The proposed modeling of the optimum water flow to minimize heavy metals concentration would be an excellent measure to tackle the risk of the world’s urban rivers.

Prof. Dr. Syed Hafizur Rahman

Prof. Dr. Syed Hafizur Rahman


Department of Environmental Sciences

Jahangirnagar University

Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh

Brief Bio

Prof. Syed Hafizur Rahman is working as a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University. Dr. Rahman received his Ph.D. from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom in 2006. He worked as a visiting research fellow at Sussex University, the U.K., under the Commonwealth fellowship program in 2015. Dr. Rahman has been involved in multi-disciplinary environmental research since his graduation in 1992. His research interests include water resources management, waste management,and climate change. He has both graduate teaching and consultancy experiences in water policy analysis, EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment), SIA (Social Impact Assessment), SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) of different environmental projects. Dr. Rahman is a certified trainer with more than 100 research publications, book chapters, and booklets in national and international peer-reviewed processes.

Highest Education

PhD, Postdoc

Expertise Areas

Water Sciences; Climate Change

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Introduced by:
Prof. Dr. Ajit Kumar Majumder, Dean, Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Email:

21 May 2022

Time: 11.00 - 12.30 Hours Bangladesh Time

Zoom ID & Link: 992 1493 2970

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