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Associate Specialist

Md. Abdulla Hel Kafi Division  Flood Management Division
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Land Phone  9842105-6, Ext. 131
Mobile Phone  01841930092
Academic Chronology

Mr. Md. Abdulla Hel Kafi completed his graduation of M. Engg. in Water Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and M. Sc. in Hydroprotech from Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France in 2013. He completed his under-graduation in Water Resources Engineering from BUET in February 2003.

Professional Track Record

    From March 2003 to Jun 2004, he worked in Natural Resources Planners Limited as Water Resources Engineer in PRA Survey of sub-projects under Small Scale Water Resources Development Sector Project-II (SSWRDSP-II)
    From Jul 2004 to November 2005, he worked in Bongo Dynamic Consultant Limited as Junior Engineer (Water Resources Engineer) in District Water Resources Assessment (DWRA) under Small Scale Water Resources Development Sector Project-II (SSWRDSP-II) of LGED
    From November 2005 to November 2008, he worked as Junior Engineer in carrying out satellite based hydro-morphological and topographic survey data collection and processing using state-of-the-art technology in Survey and Data Division in Institute of Water Modelling.
    From November 2008 to April 2009, he worked with Flood Management Division in IWM as Junior Engineer.
    From April 2009 to April 2014, he worked in FMG division as Junior Specialist.
    From May 2014 till date he is working as Associate Specialist in the same division.



    Life Fellow, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (FIEB, 11309)
    Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (M.ASCE, 10214649)

Workshop / Seminar:

    National consultation workshop on SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya Needs Assessment (26 January, 2016)
    User’s Conference of Institute of Water Modelling (13 December, 2015)
    Hydro Europe 2013: ERASMUS Intensive Programme, European Integrated Flood Management Course (Euro-IFM), 120 hours ICT and Collaborative Engineering, lectures, labs, personal works, field work, and conference, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France (1 Dec 2012 – 23 February 2013)
    Sym Hydro 2012 Conference and Workshop, Polytech Nic Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France (12 -14 September, 2012)
    5th International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) Workshop on Hydro-meteorology and Precipitation Measurement from Satellite, Hamburg, Germany (October 11-15, 2010)
    A 30 Hour Workshop on Business English with British Council, Bangladesh (October 18, 2009 – November 01, 2009)

Publication in Conference:

    “Analysis of the trends in temperature and precipitation variables for Sylhet city of Bangladesh using RClimDex toolkit”. M. A. Hashnat Badshah, M. A. H. Kafi, M. Z. Islam and Tanaz Islam. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICCESD 2016), 12-14 February 2016, KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh  

    “Assessment of long term evolution of morphodynamics of the Kalni-Kushiyara river system in Bangladesh using 1-dimensional morphological model”. M. A. H. Kafi, M. S. Masud, T. K. Magumdar, S. Pk., M. S. Hossain. International Conference on Recent Innovation in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development IICSD-2015, 11-13 December 2015, DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh

    “Application of mathematical modeling technique to improve flood control, drainage and irrigation facilities of Shariatpur district, Bangladesh.” Md. Shahadat Hossain, Shubhra Pk., Md. Abdulla Hel Kafi, Liton Chandra Mazumder, Tashrifa Sultana and Nishan Kumar Biswas. 5th International Conference on Water & Flood Management 6-8 March 2015, IWFM, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    “Arsenic contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh: A casestudy in Brahmanbaria District.” S. Pk.1, M. A. H. Kafi, M. S.Hossain and A.K. Chowdhury. 2nd International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), Chittagong –4349, Bangladesh, 26-28 December 2014

Publication in Journal:

    “An assessment of Carrying Capacity of Dhaleshwari river using HEC-RAS Model”, M. Tazul Islam, A. B. M. Baki, Md Mubarak Hossain, Badal Mahalder, M. A. Hel Kafi, and Parvin Begum. Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol. 57(1):47-50, 2009(January)

Major Project Assignment

  •     Flood Hydrology Study of the Eastern Part of Dhaka Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh
        Data collection for Updating of General, Regional & Bay of Bengal Models
        Support services on mathematical modelling for Bangladesh side of the India-Bangladesh joint study team for joint study on proposed Tipaimukh hydro-electric (multipurpose) project of India
        Development of water management model for Selangor and Langat River Basin of Malaysia using MIKE Basin
        Establishment of Regional Flood Information system under HKH-HYCOS of ICIMOD
        Assess the impacts of 40 acres land filling from BWDB retention ponding area at Digun mouza near Uttara Ph-3
        Flood Forecasting Model Development for Upper Chao Phraya River Basin in Thailand
        Mathematical Modelling Study of Sureswar Flood Control, Drainage and Irrigation Project
        Water Resources Development Project in SW Region under JICA
        Khatlon Province Flood Risk Management Project in Tajikistan
        Update of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) Super Model for 2007
        Hydrological Modelling for Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture
        Survey for Well Field Construction for Immediate Supplement to City Water Supply from Nearby Groundwater Sources
        Survey for Alleviation of Water Logging Problems in Chaktai & Moheshkhali Khal Catchments in Chittagong City
        Survey for Installation of Deep Tube Well (DTW) Project, Barind-II
        Secondary Town Integrated Flood Protection Project-II (STIFPP-II)
        Survey for Command Area Development-II (CAD-II)
        Survey for Khulna Water Supply Project, Bangladesh
        Survey for Kurigram Irrigation Project (South Unit), Bangladesh
        Survey for Integrated Water resources Management (IWRM) of Chalan Beel Project
        Survey for Mathematical Improvement Karatoya Navigation & Environmental Improvement
        District Water Resources Assessment (DWRA) Study for Manikganj, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon District
        Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Survey under Small Scale Water Resources Development Sector Project-II (SSWRDSP-II)


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