Contributors

Contributors

We have profesional contribtutors from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan and other countries who take part in the project.

* The list is arranged based on ascending alphabet order. 

Abdulhalim Zaryab

Abdulhalim Zaryab

Afghanistan

Abdulhalim Zaryab received his MSc in Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology in 2016 from Kazakh National Research Technical University after K.I. Satpayev, Kazakhstan. He currently works as assistant professor at the department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Kabul Polytechnic University.
Alamgeer Hussain

Alamgeer Hussain

Pakistan

Mr. Alamgeer received his M.phil in remote sensing and GIS from Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi and M.Sc.in GIS from University of Punjab Lahore Pakistan. Currently he works as GIS Expert in Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan. His specialties are Hydrological and Hydraulic flood and flash flood modeling, remote sensing and GIS in water resource especially Glaciers, weather forecast, Intergraded watershed management Plan. Mapping and modeling of Geo Hazards and simulation of Snow avalanches. He is currently working on assessing climate change impact on glaciers in Gilgit- Baltistan and Chitral region in AKAH. He has experience in fieldwork in remote region of karakoram and Hindu Kush regions of Chitral and Gilgit- Baltistan Pakistan.
Dr.Karl Rittger

Dr.Karl Rittger

USA

Dr. Rittger received his BS at Brown University in 2002 in Geology-Physiscs/Mathematics and his MA and PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006 and 2012. His specialties are snow hydrology, remote sensing of ice and snow, Earth surface energy and water balance and large-scale data modeling. Dr. Rittger uses NASA satellite data for both scientific research and capacity building focused for large scale physically based distributed modeling of snow and snowmelt. He has experience in modeling and fieldwork in data rich regions in the Western United States and data poor regions like the Himalaya.
Dr. Masoud Ghulami

Dr. Masoud Ghulami

Afghanistan

Dr. Masoud Ghulami is currently working as Postgraduate researcher at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France where he was awarded a PhD degree in water Engineering and Management. He worked a year and half in Nepal with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) as Research Associate to conduct a research on Hindu-Kush-Himalayas in the areas of Climate Change and Water. Before joining the PhD program, he was working with Afghanistan Ministry of Energy and Water for almost two years. He has experience of working as the Deputy Project Manager for Shah Wa Arus dam project in Afghanistan. The areas of Masoud’s interests are hydrology, water resources, agriculture, climate change, downscaling and uncertainty, adaptation, and hydro-climatic data analysis.
Dr. Toqeer Ahmed

Dr. Toqeer Ahmed

Pakistan

Dr. Toqeer Ahmed is currently working as Assistant Professor, Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT). Since his education, he has worked at responsible positions in several different Government departments and R & D organizations. He has completed many national projects as well as international projects in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, UK and International NGOs. He has >25 research publications in the field of food and water quality assessment, wastewater treatment and Nano-biotechnology. Dr. Ahmed has lectured and presented Research Papers in both national and international conferences. He is currently working in the fields of Environment, Climate Change, Water resources and Health. He is on the Editorial Boards of few International impact factor Journals and active member of scientific societies.
Hafiz Abdul Basit Zaid

Hafiz Abdul Basit Zaid

Pakistan

He has completed Bachelors in computer science from PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. He is pursuing research work of MS Remote Sensing and GIS on Chitral Kabul River Basin Snowmelt Runoff from PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. He developed data encryption and decryption software, immigration system software, develop teacher student portal. Currently I am serving as a faculty member at department of Management Sciences and department of Bio Chemistry in PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. He has taught various courses like Introduction to Computing, Introduction to E-commerce and IT in Business as well as working as GIS Officer in MER Solutions.
Jamal Abdul Naser Shokory

Jamal Abdul Naser Shokory

Afghanistan

Jamal Abdul Naser Shokory is the director and board member of a research organization in Afghanistan called ROD “Researches Organization for Development”. As well as he is working at the office of Afghanistan President - Agriculture and Development Advisory as Water Resources and Climate Change Specialist. He has completed his master’s degree in Japan at University of the Ryukyus in the field of Climate Change and Water Resources Management.
Mohammad Daud Hamidi

Mohammad Daud Hamidi

Afghanistan

Master’s degree in Integrated Water Resource Management, German-Kazakh University, Kazakhstan Prior to starting his master’s degree, he was an adjunct lecture at Jami University, Afghanistan, having more than 4 years of working experience with international organizations. He currently works on development of the integrated surface and underground modeling for Kabul City Region using DHI MIKE SHE/11 supported by USAID PEER ( http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/PEER/PEERscience/PGA_174150 ).
Mr. Maqbool Ahmad

Mr. Maqbool Ahmad

Pakistan

Mr. Maqbool Ahmad is PhD scholar in COMSATS (IIT), Pakistan. He has been a GIS Analyst in transport planning and traffic engineering unit, Mass transit & Transport Unit (TPU) KPK, government project.
Mr. Mohammad Salem Hossaini

Mr. Mohammad Salem Hossaini

Afghanistan

Mr. Mohammad Salem Hossaini graduated in Engineering Geology Master’s degree (2012) by successfully defending his thesis titled, “Evaluation of Engineering Geological Properties of Kabul city”, through which first database for engineering geological parameters of soil as well as several soil zonation maps for Kabul city area have been developed by GIS Program. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology Department of Geology & Mine Faculty at Kabul Polytechnic University. In addition, he has worked for major infrastructural projects throughout Afghanistan such as feasibility study of water supply for New Kabul City.
Mohammad Tayib Bromand

Mohammad Tayib Bromand

Afghanistan

Bromand has Master degree in civil and environmental engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan (2015). Bromand was a research fellow with the Department of Environmental Science, University of Kabul, where he conducted a research on hydrology and water resources in the Kabul Basin. Bromand also worked on the European Union co-funded development project: “integrated water resources management in Amu River Basin”, Kunduz, Afghanistan from 2011-2013.
Muhammad Amin

Muhammad Amin

Pakistan

Muhammad Amin is specialized, experienced, result oriented and highly motivated professional having 12 years of work experience in Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS. He has in-depth knowledge of geospatial application in Navigation Mapping, GIS web application development, natural resources management; infrastructure & urban planning and Agriculture gained through professional national and international work experience. To his credit, he has more than 7 National and International research publications. He has also completed 4 National and International research projects. He has also organized three international Conferences and a training workshop on Use of Geo-Information Technology in Agriculture in Pakistan. Currently, he is working as lecturer in the Institute of Geo-Information & Earth Observation at PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.
Mr. Muhammad Zahir

Mr. Muhammad Zahir

Pakistan

Mr. Muhammad Zahir is an Environmentalist and currently working as Research Associate at CCRD. He has done M.phil Environmental Sciences from University of Haripur (UoH). Previously he worked as a Coordinator with HEED Association of ERRA project on Promotion of Rain Water Harvesting Project (PRWHP) in Abbottabad District. His research interest is Climate change and its impact on water resources, food security and climate modeling regarding water resource management.
Ms. Rabbia Murtaza

Ms. Rabbia Murtaza

Pakistan

Ms. Rabbia Murtaza is currently working in Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT). She has received MS Environmental Sciences from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). She has also worked with Climate Change Atmospheric Research Group (C-CARGO) with NUST.
Muhammad Roman Khan

Muhammad Roman Khan

Pakistan

Muhammad Roman Khan holds BS degree in Geology from University of Haripur, Pakistan. He is having BS research on, “Sedimentology and reservoir characterization of upper cretaceous kawakargh formation, Qamar mela section, Nizampur basin, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan”. He is working as a GIS analyst at MER Solutions, Survey of Pakistan. He is working on “Satellite enhanced snowmelt flood and drought predictions for Kabul River Basin with surface and groundwater modeling” project. He is currently an MS research scholar at PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The primary research interests are Geographic information system, Spatial Analysis, Remote sensing, Geo-information, Earth Sciences, Environmental geology, Water resource management, Environmental impact assessment, Hydrologic and water resource Modeling and simulation, Watershed hydrology, Hydrogeology, Ground water Modeling.
Ubaid-ur-Rehman Janjua

Ubaid-ur-Rehman Janjua

Pakistan

Completed BS-Geology from the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad. Currently enrolled as research scholar in Institute of Geo Information and Earth observation (IGEO), PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He is currently working on the research project, “Quantification of groundwater storage variation and stress area using multi temporal grace data of Kabul River Basin”. Also working as GIS analyst in MER solution, Survey of Pakistan. His final BS research project was in petrography of Sedimentary and Igneous rocks. He is also having research on examination and identification of Sedimentation and Sedimentry Basin of Pakistan, and mineral identification of Northern areas of Pakistan (Higher Himalayas, Lesser Himalayas and Sub Himalayas). The primary research interests are Remote Sensing and DIP, Geo spatial Data Modelling, Geo spatial analysis of Hydrology, Water resource Modelling and simulation, Geological mapping, Disaster Management, and Environmental impact assessment using RS and GIS application. He believes to utilize and enhance the capabilities, knowledge and skill in a valuable manner for the benefit of the humanity that encourages innovation and creativeness in the world.
Vadim Yapiyev

Vadim Yapiyev

Kazakhstan

Vadim Yapiyev received his B.Sc. from Eurasian National University majoring in Chemistry and Ecology, and M.Sc. from Central European University in Environmental Sciences and Policy in 1997 and 1999 accordingly. He is a PhD candidate (year 5) at School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University, Astana. His research activities are centred on interdisciplinary water resources research with particular emphasis on hydrology, soil science, environmental geochemistry and micrometeorology. His PhD project is devoted to lake hydrology of Burabay National Nature Park, Kazakhstan, Northern Central Asia), with a focus on open water evaporation and water balance.