Dr M. (Mohammad) Ashiqur Rahman

PhD, MEMDV, MEng, BEng

Biographical details
Dr M. Ashiqur Rahman has been a teacher and lecturer since 2001 and before joining APIC in 2018 has taught at Western Sydney University, Education Centre of Australia and the North South University in Bangladesh.
Dr Rahman completed his undergraduate studies and Master of Civil Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering before pursuing a Master of Environmental Management at the Australian National University. Ashiq gained his PhD in Project and Environmental Management from the University of Sydney.

Teaching Interests
Project Management, Research Methodology, Mathematics & Statistics, Entrepreneurship

Research Interests
Project Management, Construction Management, Sustainable Development and Water-Environmental Engineering

Research Supervision
• ‘A study on the state of noise pollution in some selected suburbs of NSW’, by Talal Alanzi, Western Sydney University, completed in February 2021 (Bachelor).

• ‘A time-series analysis on the state of physical supply and use of water in selected Australian States’, by Ali Aldawsri, Western Sydney University, completed in February 2021 (Bachelor).

• ‘A study on the effectiveness of biofiltration basin system adopted by some selected City Councils in NSW and Queensland’, by Narayan Sapkota, Western Sydney University, completed in October 2020 (Bachelor).

• ‘Understanding the performance of the concept of Raingardens adopted by Melbourne Water’, by Jafrin Tabassum, Western Sydney University, completed in October 2020 (Bachelor).

• ‘Understanding the performance of BASIX certification system in terms of conserving energy in design of buildings’, by Jeff Xue, Western Sydney University, completed in June 2020 (Bachelor).

• ‘Understanding the effectiveness of Rainwater Harvesting System adopted by some selected City Councils in NSW’, by Deelaka Ranaka Bandara Herath, Western Sydney University, completed in June 2020 (Bachelor).

• ‘Understanding the effect of waste management for adopting a sustainable approach in business’, by Juliana Viana do Nascimento, Asia Pacific International College, completed in June 2019 (Masters).

• ‘SWOT Analysis of LEED Certification Process for Building Industry’, by Fernanda Russi Frota, Asia Pacific International College, completed in June 2018 (Masters).

• ‘Climate change adaptation using local knowledge: the story of Sre-Hari River Basin Area’, by Jahin Shams Sakkhar, North South University, completed in December 2014 (Bachelor).

• ‘Understanding the effectiveness of use of Solar Home Systems in residential buildings of Dhaka’, by Shadaf Rahman, North South University, completed in December 2014 (Bachelor).

• ‘Cooperative models: lessons for water management organizations in Bangladesh’, by Tahmina Shafique, North South University, completed in September 2014 (Bachelor).

Professional Associations and Fellowships
• Member, Bushcare Group, Georges River Corridor, Campbelltown City Council, NSW
• Member, Stream Watch Group, Australian Museum, NSW
• Reviewer, Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; Water Resources & Industry
• Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh
• Winner of Tiri Tiri Award (2000) from ANU
• Winner of Australian Leadership Award (2007) from AusAID
• Served as Project Management Specialist for USAID (2012-13)

Research Grants
2007: AusAID - ‘Integrated River Pollution Management Approach’.

Publications
Journal articles
Khan, E.A., Royhan, P., Rahman, M.A. and Rahman, M.M., 2019. ‘The Impact of Enviropreneurial Orientation on Small Firms’ Business Performance: The Mediation of Green Marketing Mix and Eco-Labeling Strategies’, Sustainability, Vol. 12, Pages 1-17, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010221.

Rahman, M. A., Haque, M. M., Ahmed, A. and Rahman, A., 2017. ‘Rainwater tanks to save water in buildings: an Australian perspective’, in E. Ghisi (ed), Frontiers in Water Savings in Buildings, Vol. 2, Chapter 2, Bentham Science Publishers.

Rahman, M.M., Rahman, M.A., Haque, M.M. and Rahman, A., 2017. ‘Sustainable water use in construction’, Sustainable Construction Technologies, Elsevier (Accepted for publication).

Ahmed, A., Haque, M.M., Rahman, M.A. and Rahman, A., 2016. ‘Engineering education in Bangladesh: implementation of online delivery approach’, International Conference on Engineering Education and Research 2016, Western Sydney University, Australia.

Rahman, M.A. and Al Bakri, D., 2010. ‘A study on selected water quality parameters along the river Buriganga, Bangladesh’, Iranica Journal of Energy and Environment, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 81-92.

Rahman, M.A., 2009. ‘A review of management instruments for water pollution control: sustainable options for the river Buriganga, Bangladesh’, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 11, pp. 55-67.

Khan, M.R. and Rahman, M.A., 2007. ‘Partnership approach to Disaster Management in Bangladesh: a critical policy assessment’, Natural Hazards, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 359-378.

Rahman, M.A., 2004. ‘Climate change: projected impacts on human settlement in Bangladesh and its possible adaptation options’, in N. Islam (ed), Cities- Engines of Rural Development, World Habitat Day, 4 October 2004, pp. 123-127, Center for Urban Studies and Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Dhaka.

Book chapters
Rahman, M.M., Rahman, M.A., Haque, M.M. and Rahman, A., 2019. ‘Sustainable water use in construction’, in V.W.Y. Tam & K.N. Le (eds), Sustainable Construction Technologies: life cycle assessment, Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, chapter 8.

Rahman, M.A. and Hasan, R., 2006. ‘Fate of waste tyres and their potential eco-friendly uses in Dhaka City’, Environmental Sustainability Concerns, in M.M. Rahman, M.J.B. Alam, M.A. Ali, A.B.M. Badruzamman, and I. Smout (eds), ISBN- 984-32-3881-8, BUET and University of Loughborough, UK. (Also published in: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Environmental Sustainability, 7-9 February, BUET, Dhaka)

Rahman, M. A. and Khan, R. M. 2006. ‘Cleaner production technologies and Bangladesh’, in People’s Report 2004-2005: Bangladesh Environment, pp 198-205, ISBN 984-32-3225-9, Unnayan, Shamannay, Dhaka.

Rahman, M.A., 2005. ‘Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord in Bangladesh: reconciling the issues of human rights, indigenous Rights, and environmental governance’, Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 46-58 (Also in 2007 published as a Book Chapter in M.F. Islam and S.S. Andaleeb (eds), Development Issues of Bangladesh III - Human Development and Quality of Life, Chapter 15, pp. 355-378, The University Press Limited, Dhaka, ISBN 984-05-1772-4).

Conferences
Rahman, M.A., 2017. ‘Exploitation and rejuvenation of river Ganges: polices, institutions and governance’, 1st International Conference on Water and Environmental Engineering, 20-22 November 2017, Western Sydney University, Australia.

Rahman, A., Rahman, M.M. and Rahman, M.A. (eds), 2017. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Water and Environmental Engineering (iCWEE2017), ISBN 978-0-64801474-4, 20-22 November, Science, Technology and Management Crest, Sydney, Australia.

Rahman, M.A., Ahmed, A., Ashraf, M. and Chowdhury, M. (eds), 2017. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Business Research and Ethics (iCBRE2017), ISBN 978-06480147-8-2, 20-22 November, Science, Technology and Management Crest, Sydney, Australia.

Ahmed, A., Haque, M.M., Rahman, M.A. and Rahman, A., 2016. ‘Engineering education in Bangladesh: implementation of online delivery approach’, International Conference on Engineering Education and Research 2016, Western Sydney University, Australia.

Rahman, M.A. and Ancev, T., 2014. ‘Economic Analysis of Alternative Pollution Abatement Policies: the case of Buriganga River, Bangladesh’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 66-87.

Azam, M.N. and Rahman, M.A., 2012. ‘Groundwater contamination by arsenic in Bangladesh: causes, effects and alternatives’, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Water Quality 2012, 19-21 September 2012, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (Jointly organized with University of Leeds, UK).

Ancev, T. and Rahman, M.A., 2012. ‘Evaluation of alternative policies for water quality improvement: the case of Buriganga River in Bangladesh’, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Water Quality 2012, 19-21 September 2012, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (Jointly organized with University of Leeds, UK).

Rahman, M.A., 2012. ‘Appropriate measures to conserve the water quality of rivers: lessons from international experiences’, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Water Quality 2012, 19-21 September 2012, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (Jointly organized with University of Leeds, UK).

Rahman, M.A, 2010. ‘An evaluation of river pollution control system in Bangladesh: moving towards an integrated approach’, Proceedings of the 11th APRU Doctoral Students Conference 2010, 11-16 July 2010, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia.

Rahman, M.A. and Ancev, T., 2010. ‘Possible application of economic incentives for water conservation: a case study on the Buriganga River, Bangladesh’, Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Globalization-2010, ISBN 978-984-33-1691-2, pp. 304-12, 8-10 May 2010, Dhaka, Jointly Organized by North South University, Bangladesh, Knowledge Globalization Institute and Suffolk University, USA.

Rahman, M.A., Ancev, T. and Al Bakri, D., 2010. ‘Alternate management strategies for reduction of BOD along the river, Buriganga, Bangladesh’, Proceedings of the Water Management Conference 2010: Upgrading technology and infrastructure in a finance-challenged economy, pp. 467-492, 23-26 March 2010, The U.S. Society for Irrigation and Drainage (USCID), Sacramento, California, USA.

Rahman, M.A., 2008. ‘Towards a framework for integrated industrial effluent management system: a case study on the river Buriganga, Bangladesh’, Proceedings of the International Conference on Environment-2008, 15-17 December 2008, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Rahman, M.A., 2003. ‘Towards a sustainable practice for household waste management for Dhaka City’, in S.M. Seraj et.al. (eds), Proceedings of Second Annual Paper Meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering, ISBN 984-32-0777-1, 17-18 July 2003, pp. 71-84, Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka.

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