Mr. Zahir did his graduation in Civil Engineering from BUET in 1984 and later completed M. Engg. in Water Resources Engineering from BUET in 1995.
Mr. Zahir has a long professional career of 24 years in river and coastal hydraulics and morphology, planning and management of water resources. Vast experience in the study of flow dynamics, waves, storm surges, flood and drainage management, impact assessment of climate change and sea level rise, hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling, wave, storm surge and morphological modeling. Worked as a team leader for a number of detailed feasibility study projects and technical feasibility study projects to guide the study team for planning and design of drainage and erosion mitigation measures and land reclamation. He is experienced in writing inception, technical and final reports. Ample experience in organizing interaction meetings, local and national workshops. Prepared over 40 technical reports and 25 Final reports. Worked as a focal point for integrated coastal zone management (ICZM, WARPO).
Mr. Zahir has obtained several professional training both at home and abroad on numerical modeling, coastal hydraulics, river hydrology and morphology, flood management, report writing and project management. Authored and presented over 10 technical papers in National and International Seminars.He owns a few publications on tidal river management, coastal morphology, impact assessment of climate change. Fellow (F5705) IEB.
ï‚§ Formulation of Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 For Planning Commision (General Economic Division) ï‚§ Techno-economic Feasibility Study of a Deep Sea Port in Bangladesh For Pacific Consultants International ( Japan) ï‚§ Mathematical Modelling for Feasibility Study of Pilot Program of Land Reclamation from Bay of Bengal by Engineering and Biological Interventions. BWDB. ï‚§ Hydraulic Modelling for Mangrove Afforestation and Geotube on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, NAHRIM ï‚§ Investigating the Impact of Relative Sea-Level Rise on Coastal Communities and their Livelihoods in Bangladesh on behalf of DFID/DEFRA/DECC ï‚§ Monitoring the Effects of East Beel Khuksia Tidal Basin for Drainage Improvement of Bhabodah Area ( Tidal River Management), BWDB ï‚§ Feasibility study for Hatiya-Nijhum Dwip Cross Dam ï‚§ River and Coastal Hydraulic Study for the Sungai Langat navigation development, Zaaba, Malaysia ï‚§ Hydrological Assessment for Selection of Site for Tata Urea-Ammonia at the out Fall of the Sangu River, TATA, INDIA ï‚§ Morphological Forecast during Monsoon for Monitoring & Disaster Preparedness for Erosion Protection of River Meghna at Chandpur ï‚§ Technical Feasibility study for protection of Most vulnerable area of Tazumuddin Upazila from erosion of Lower Meghna river, BWDB