Nepal C. Dey

Nepal C Dey

Present Position: Senior Research Fellow & Program Coordinator , Environment Research Unit, BRAC Research and Evaluation Division

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Mailing address: House No. 65, Road No. 2, Block A, Niketon, Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212, Nationality: Bangladeshi

National ID No: 2694812051008, Tax Identification No: 423500782356

Major research and teaching areas: My ongoing research, teaching and consultancy areas include climate change adaptation for improving ecosystem, livelihood and health, sustainability of natural resources, groundwater recharge, water security, environmental degradation and crop productivity and food security, environmental pollution, WASH and environmental health.

Education:                                  

Ph.D, in Bioenvironment Science, University of Tottori, Japan, 2006

M.Sc. Engineering in Water Resource, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka (BUET), Dhaka, 2000

B.Sc. Ag. Engineering in  Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymenshing, 1996

Job experiences

2016-         Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management, Noakhali Science & Technology      University, Sonapur, Noakhali

2015-         Senior Research Fellow & Coordinator, Environment Research Unit, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC

2012- 2014 Research Fellow & Coordinator, Environment Research Unit, Research and Evaluation, BRAC, Dhaka

2014          Consultant for Water Balance Study, the FAO, Dhaka

2012          Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Hazard Studies, Noakhali Science & Technology University, Dhaka

2008          Environment & Sustainable Development Specialist (for MDG7 Situation Analysis Report), UNDP 

2007-2008  Education Advisor, JUUAB, The Embassy of Japan, Dhaka

1997-2003 Agricultural Engineer/Project Director (Shallow Groundwater Quality Assessment Project),Department of Agriculture Extension, Bangladesh

1996-1999 Teaching Assistant, Department of Water Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka

Teaching experience

2015 Supervisor, MPH students research work, James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University, Dhaka

2015 Site Preceptor, SPHHS MPH Practicum Program of George Washington University, USA

2012 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Hazard Studies, Noakhali Science & Technology University, Dhaka

2012 Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Hazard Studies, Noakhali Science & Technology University, Dhaka

1998-1999 Teaching Assistant, Department of Water Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka

Courses taught:

Introduction to Environmental Science and Disaster Management, WASH in emergencies, Environment, climate change and health,Hydrology, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental pollution, Environmental impact assessment and monitoring, Ecosystem and Environment, Climate change impact on agriculture and water resources, Remote sensing of environment, Hydrology, WASH and Health, Water Resource Management.

Research grants

AusAid & DFID (SPA) funded project “Impact of WASH series on environmental health: a post-endline assessment and policy recommendation from 2007 to 2015, conducted 4 studies under the project.

Netherlands Government funded project “Impact of WASH services on environment and Health: end line assessment” during 2007-2011 worked as Principal Investigator for 4 studies for the BRAC WASH program.

AusAid & DFID (SPA) funded project “Ensuring access of safe drinking water for the vulnerable people in the coastal area of Bangladesh” in 2015-16 worked as PI for 3 studies for the BRAC WASH program.

UN Women funded project “Process evaluation of the project on vulnerability reduction of women affected by climate change” worked as Co-PI for the Disaster, Management and Climate Change Program.

International Water Management Institute (WMI) funded study on “Groundwater uses and management in coastal zone of Bangladesh”, 2014, worked as Principal Investigator.

IUCN funded project “Food Security, water productivity and poverty ”A comparative study between India and Bangladesh” effective from 2012-4, worked as Principal Investigator

FAO funded project “ Sustainability of groundwater use for irrigation in the northwest Bangladesh”, 2011-13 (FAO-GoB/EU/USAID), worked as Principal Investigator

United Nations Foundation project “Case studies and best practice research on empowering women through clean cookstoves projects in Bangladesh in 2012, worked as Principal Investigator

Yale University funded project “ Indoor air pollution and its health impact (2nd phase) in 2010-11” worked with Mushfiq Mobarak

FAO funded project entitled “Degradation of natural resources due to intensive cropping in some selected AEZ of Bangladesh” effective 2007-2008 (FAO-GoB/EU/USAID), Worked as Principal Investigator.

Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Bangladesh funded project “Shallow groundwater quality assessment project” 2002-2003 worked as Principal Investigator.

Netherlands Government funded project “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene” in 2006-2011 worked as Principal Investigator for 10 studies for the BRAC WASH programme.

UN Women funded project “Process evaluation of the project on vulnerability reduction of women affected by climate change” worked as Co-PI for the Disaster, Management and Climate Change Programme.

Consultancy

Value chain of agricultural products in disaster prone areas of Bangladesh for BRAC University in 2015

Developing a bankable project proposal on Adaptation Initiative for Climate Vulnerable Offshore Small Island and Charland in Bangladesh for the BRAC University in 2016-17

Impact of biogas plant in local environment and households’ health improvement for Social Development Studies, GED in 2010

Water balance study in the South-west region of Bangladesh for the FAO in 2014

On-going research projects

Impact of flash flood’17 on agricultural production, food security, livelihood and health in haor area of Bangladesh

Drinking water quality study in the coastal area of Bangladesh

Climate change impact on agriculture, water resources, environment and health

Environmental degradation on crop productivity in Bangladesh

Impact of WASH implementation work on improving access of water, sanitation, hygiene and health at rural households of Bangladesh

Research interest: Sustainability of natural resources, water security, groundwater recharge, climate change impact on ecosystem, food security, environmental and health, sustainability of WASH and environmental health.

Synergistic activities

Invited Speaker

2016 Public lecture on Microbial contamination of drinking water from risky tubewell- A challenge to SDGs at George Washington University on 13 May 2016, organized by Department of Environmental and Occupationa Health and Department of Global Health of GWU.

2015 Presentation on  Sustainability of groundwater use for dry-season crop for ensuring food security at Oxford Round Table on Environment, Climate Change and Global Warming, 22-25 July 2015 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK

2015 Lecture on Climate Change Impact in environment at a training course on Introduction to Climate Change, 16-20 Sept 2015, organized by Center for Climate Change and Environmental Research of BARC University, Dhaka

2105 Presentation at Oxford Round Table on Environment, Climate Change and Global Warming, 22-25 July 2015 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK

2015 Lecture on Climate Change Impact in Agriculture at a training course on Introduction to Climate Change, 16-20 Sept 2015, organized by Center for Climate Change and Environmental Research of BARC University, Dhaka

2015 Public lecture on  Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation Options of Drought on Water and Health Sector of Bangladesh at  National Workshop on Drought Risk Management in Bangladesh, 1-2 July 2015, organized by  Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies and CapNet, Dhaka

2014 Presentation at R2HC of Save the Children- briefing on Health in Humanitarian Crisis in Rana Plaza-BRAC experience, Bangkok.

2014 Public lecture on Food Security and Poverty in SW Bangladesh and India, organized by IUCN,  held on 14 April 2014 in Kolkata, India

2013 Public lecture on Water Management & Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh on 18 Nov. 2013 organized by BADC and FAO of the UN in Dhaka  

2014 Presentation on Issues on Water Security for the Poor People Research at Consultation Workshop held on 2 July 2014 in BRAC Center Inn Conference Hall, Dhaka.

2015 Chair for the Seminar on Drinking from the Deep End: Impact of Deep Tube-well Water Supply on Child Mortality presented by  Faiyaz Talukdar of  Georgetown University, USA on 8 September 2015, Dhaka

Discussant

Paper on “Urban sustainability in the context of rapidly urbanising cities in Asia”, Presented by Lai-Choo Malone-

Lee, Director, Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities, Singapore at Oxford Round Table on Environment, Climate

Change and Global Warming, held on 22-25 July 2015 at Harries Manchester College, the University of Oxford, uk

Awards

2008 Awarded First Prize for Innovative MDGs Energy Costing (2009-2015), UNDP Regional Centre of Bangkok and Bangladesh, Dhaka

2015 Awarded as 2nd for presentation of research findings at a Policy & Solution Conference on Bangladesh Realities and Way Forward: Realizing Universal Health Coverage Goals, 9-11 April, Radisson Blu Water Garden, Dhaka

2006 Tottori University awarded Gold Medal in recognition of the merits in the doctoral program.

Reviewer of Journal

2010 Journal of Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Development

2015 American Journal of Environmental Protection

2015 Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences

2015 World Journal of Agricultural Research

Editorial board Member

2017    EC Nutrition

Scholarship

2003-6 Japanese Government MONBUKAGAKUSHO Scholar for Doctoral Degree Research in   Japan

1998-2000 Netherlands Govt. Scholarship: “NUFFIC” for Master degree research in the Department of Water Resources Eng. of BUET

1990 Upper Classmate Scholarship from the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Member

2015-The Science Advisory Board, BioInformatics LLC, 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22201, USA www.gene2drug.com

2015 R&D Thematic Group on Water Supply and Sanitation for the Policy Support Unit of Local Government Engineering Division of Govt. of Bangladesh.

2005 Environmental & Water Resources Institute, USA

2005 Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage & Reclamation Engineering

1997 Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science

1996 Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh

1996 Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh

1996 Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science BAASVII M-87

1996 Life Member, Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh JUAAB LM93

Collaborators

External collaboration

Marie-Charlotte Buisson, Researcher – Economics, Impact Evaluation, IWMI, Delhi; Corinne Heart, Director, UN Foundation, Washington D.C; Ciro Fiorillo, Chief Technical Officer, FAO; Nur A. Khondaker, AFOR, FAO Representation in Bangladesh; Bushra Nishat, Project Manager, IUCN; Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor, Yale University, USA; Dr. Jay Graham, George Washington University; Dr. David Levine, Professor, California University in Berkeley, USA; Dr. S. K Bala, Professor, BUET; Dr. AKM Saiful Islam, Professor, BUET, Dr. Abdur Rashid, PSO, BARI; Dr. Bharat Sharma, Principal Researcher, IWMI, India.

Graduate and doctoral advisors

Dr. Seiji Hayakawa, Professor, Yamaguchi University, Japan – Supervisor of Doctoral Research; Dr. AFM Saleh, Professor of BUET and Dr. Muhammed A. Bhuiyan, Lecturer and Director, RMIT University, Australia – Master’s Thesis Supervisor.

Thesis supervisor

Supervising MPH students (five nos.) of James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University and supervised 10  master’s students from Institute of Water and Flood Management, BUET (Master’s Thesis, Awarded 2011), Dept. of Environment Science, Jahangirnagar University (Master’s Thesis, Awarded 2012) and Dept. of Environment Science, Jahangirnagar University (Undergraduate Project work, Awarded 2012) and one from Milken Institute of Public Health, George Washington University.

Analytical skills

Software: ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, ER Mapper for image analysis, SPSS, CROPWAT, AutoCAD, Photoshop; Database: MS Excel, MS Access, Micro-cal Origin, SQL Server, Operating Software: DOS, Windows/Windows Xp

Programming: Visual Basic

Professional training

Sharing knowledge, experience and perspective on “Energy Costing in Innovative Award Learning Event on MDG Costing Tools in Asia, organized by UNDP Regional Centre Bangkok held during 11-13 August 2008.

Hands on training on MDGs Costing Tools, organized by UNDP Regional Centre Colombo and UNDP Bangladesh held during 19-25 April 2008.

Training on “Improvement of Skill and Work Environment of Landless Wage Earners in Rice Processing Systems in Bangladesh” Research and Extension in Farm Power Issues (REFPI),Dept. of Farm Power & Machinery and DFID during 28-29 September 2002.

Training on “Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS)” held at Advanced Center for Courses in Eng. & Social Sciences (ACESS), BETS, Dhaka during 18 August to 8 December 1999.

Training on “Application of GIS in Agricultural Planning” held at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Dhaka since 12 April to 10 June 1999.

Training on “National Minor Irrigation census (NMIC)” held at Bangladesh Society of Engineering Technology, BETS, Dhaka during 12–19 February 1999.

Training on “Application of GIS in Agriculture” held at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Farmgate, Dhaka during 10-18 January, 1999.

Training on “Bio-gas Technology” held during at Bangladesh Council of Science and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhaka during 6-15 December 1998.

Training on “Thana Soil Indication Guide” held at Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI), Dhaka during 20-25 June 1998.

Thesis Supervisor for MPH/MSc students

  1. Student name: Humyra Hasnat, MBBS

James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University

Summative Learning Project (SLP) on “Effects of flood on water, sanitation and hygiene and coping strategies for reduction the effects of flood in Matlab upazilla, Chadpur”; MPH degree awarded 2015.

  1. Moe Aye, MBBS(from Philippine)

James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University

SLP on “Does flood always bring negative effects? A study on the relationship between flood and pneumonia, and measures for reduction of flood related pneumonia in Matlab Upazila, Bangladesh”; MPH degree awarded 2015.

  1. Nasrullah Naich, MS (from Pakistan)

James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University

SLP on “Relationship between flood and diarrhea: A study among children under five living in flood affected area in Matlab upazila, Bangladesh”; MPH degree awarded 2015.

  1. Rifat Ues Sayeed, MBBS

James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University

SLP on “Effect of river flood in morbidity and mortality and measures taken to reduce those: A Cross-sectional study among the urban people of Matlab, Bangladesh”; MPH degree awarded 2015.

  1. Shaima arzuman Shahin, MS

James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University

SLP on “A study on nutritional Status of under five year children in flood affected area- Matlab upazila, Bangladesh”; MPH degree awarded 2015.

  1. Nasima Afsari, MBBS

MPH student of Department of Global Health, George Washington University, USA

Practicum plan on “Improving fecal sludge management system in South East Asian Countries”, completed 2015.

  1. Murad Hasan

Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka

Master’s thesis on “Drought impacts in natural resources in the Northwest region of Bangladesh”; Master degree awarded in 2013.

  1. Shafiqul Islam

Department of Environment Science, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh

Master’s thesis on “Groundwater quality assessment in the NW region of Bangladesh”, degree awarded 2012.

  1. Jamal Hossain

Department of Environment Science, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh

Bachelor’s project  on “Water quality of surface and groundwater for irrigation and drinking in the NW region of Bangladesh”, degree awarded 2012.

Mentor

  1. Dana Ansberga (from Australia)

Aarhus University, Australia

Master thesis on “Status of food security and climate change adaption strategies: Comparison between Semi-dry and Wetland areas in Southwest Bangladesh”; Master degree awarded in 2013.

  1. Jarrod P. Vassallo BEc (Hons) (Univ. of Sydney), MPhil (Univ. of Cambridge)

PhD Candidate; Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Topic of research “Climate change impact of landuse change and productivity in last 30 years in Bangladesh”

Major publications

Journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, monographs, reports & working paper

Dey NC, Ali ARMM, Arif T and Ahmed SM (2017). Women’s knowledge and perceived health effects from exposure to indoor air pollution: findings from a population-based cross-sectional survey in rural Bangladesh. J Health Sci Educ 1(1): 105.

Dey NC, Parvez M, Dey D, Saha R, Ghose L, Barua M, Islam A, Chowdhury M (2017). Microbial contamination of drinking water from risky tubewells situated in different hydrological regions of Bangladesh, Intl. J. Hygiene and Environmental Health 220 (3): 621–636 (doi; 10.1016/j.ijheh.2016.12.007).

Dey NC, Parvez M, Saha R, Khan ASM, Khanam R, Khan RU, Rahman M, Barua M and Islam A (2017). Assessing willingness to pay for safe drinking water in Tala union of Shatkhira district, Bangladesh. BRAC University Journal: Science and Technology, Vol. XI, No. l, pp. l-34

Salem GSA, Kazama S, Shahid S and Dey NC (2017). Impact of temperature changes on groundwater level and irrigation cost in a groundwater-dependent agricultural region in Northwest Bangladesh." Hydrology Research Letters, Vol. 11, No. 1 p. 85-91

Salem GSA, Kazama S, Shahid S and Dey NC (2017). Optimum abstraction of groundwater for sustaining groundwater level and reducing irrigation cost. Water Resources Management, (Springer publishing) (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-017-1623-8)

Dey NC, Bala SK, Islam AKM, Saha R, Parvez M, Hossain M (2016). Sustainability of groundwater use for irrigation for dry-season crops in the northwest Bangladesh. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 4 (2017) 66–77, (doi.10.1016/j.gsd.2017.02.001).

Dey NC, Akter T, Rabbi S and Kabir B (2016). Water, sanitation, hygiene and disaster management.Hossain et al. (Editor) In: Driving development-A story of BRAC’s evolution and effectiveness. University Press Limited published, Dhaka; pp: 161-178.

Dey NC (2015). Water balance study in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. FAO of the UN. (Research Report).

Tahera A. and Dey NC. (2015). Process evaluation of the project on vulnerability reduction of women affected by climate change. (RED Working Paper 30).

Dey NC (2015). Groundwater uses and management in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. (Research Report).

Akter T and Dey NC (2014). Transition overtime in household latrine use in rural Bangladesh: a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Public Health; 14:721

Dey NC, Bala SK, Islam AKM, Saha R, Rashid A (2015). Sustainability of groundwater use for irrigation in the northwest region of Bangladesh (Research Monograph 61).

Dey NC, Islam AKM, Bala SK, Shopan A, Saha R (2015). Estimation of ET using remote sensing information and empirical model. (Research Monograph).

Dey NC (2013). Case studies and best practices research on empowering women through clean cookstove project in Bangladesh. In: A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment (edited by       Buvinnic,   Nicolas and Courey). Washington DC, USA: United Nations Foundation.

Basak JK, Titumir RAM, Dey NC (2015). Climate change in Bangladesh: A historical analysis of temperature and rainfall. J Environment; 2(2):41-46.

Rabbi SE and Dey NC (2013). Exploring the gap between hand washing knowledge and practices in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional comparative study. BMC Public Health, 13:89 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-89

Dey NC and Akter T (2013). Women in water-hygiene and sanitation management in hh: Changes from Baseline to Endline, In: Achievement of BRAC-WASH towards Millennium Development Goal and beyond 2013. Dhaka: BRAC; pp. 67-81. (Research Monograph 59)

Dey NC and Akter T (2013). Environmental sanitation at rural household in BRAC-WASH program areas. Dhaka: BRAC, 20p. (RED Working Paper 38)

Islam MN, Islam MZ, Dey NC (2013). Indigenous knowledge-based flood risk reduction and management by the Padma riverine char communities in Bangladesh. Proc. Intl. Conf. Water & Flood Management 2013.

Dey NC, Saha R, Bala SK, Islam AKM, Islam MN (2013). Influence of climate change and river water level on the fluctuation of groundwater table in the Bogra district of Bangladesh. Accepted for publication in the Proc. Intl. Conf. on Water Resources in South Asia (IC WRSA CC) held on 4-5 January, Dhaka: BAPA; pp. 34-8.

Dey NC and Rabbi S (2013). Use of tubewell water for different purposes at household level: safety practices in rural Bangladesh, In: Achievement of BRAC-WASH program towards Millennium Development Goal and Beyond 2013. Dhaka: BRAC; pp. 9-30. (Research Monograph 60).

Dey NC and Akter T (2013). Women in water-hygiene and sanitation management at household in rural Bangladesh: changes from baseline to endline survey. In: Achievement of BRAC-WASH program towards Millennium Development Goal and beyond 2013. Dhaka: BRAC; pp. 69-83. (Research Monograph 60)

Dey NC and Rabbi S (2013). Changes in arsenic test and exposure to drinking arsenic contaminated tubewell water: a comparative study between baseline and follow-up. (Research report).

Dey NC, Bala SK, Islam AKM, Saha R (2014). Review of national and international policies for sustainable use of water resources. (Research report).

Dey NC and Sifat Rabbi (2014). Assessing risk of tubewell related to different sources of pollution at households of rural Bangladesh. (Research report under review).

Dey NC, Saha R, Islam MA, Iqbal MA (2012). Assessing land use changes and land degradation in Bangladesh. Stamford J Env and Human Habitat; 1(1): 60-70.

Dey NC, Ali ARMM, Ashraf A, Arif T, Mobarak AM, Miller M (2012). Pilot interventions of improved cook-stoves in rural areas: Assessment of effects on fuel use, smoke emissions and health. (Research Monograph 53).

Karim F, Tahera A, Dey NC, Barua MK (2012). The BRAC WASH Programme: Describing the core operational approaches, monitoring, evaluation and some results. Proc. Asia Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners Workshop 31 January-2 February, Dhaka. 2011

Dey NC, Alam SM, Sajjan AK, Ali MA, Ibaraki Y, Ghose L (2011). Assessing environmental and health impact of drought in the northwest Bangladesh., J Environ Science & Natural Resources; 4(2):89-97.

Dey NC and Ali ARMM (2011). Changes in the use of safe water and water safety measures in WASH intervention areas of Bangladesh: a midline assessment. (Working Paper 27).

Arif T, Ashraf A, Miller G, Mobarak AM, Akter N, Ali ARMM, Sarker MAQ, Hildemann L, Dey NC, Rahman M, Dwivedi P, Wise P. Promotion of improved cook stoves in rural Bangladesh 2011. Dhaka: BRAC. (RED Working Paper 22).

Dey NC, Hayaka, S, Kimura R, Kamichika M and Ibaraki, Y (2010). Relationship between land surface conditions and spectral reflectance. J Ag Eng; 38(1):25-31.

Dey NC and Haq F (2010). Use of pesticides in vegetable farms and its impact on health of farmers and environment. In: Sorial and Hong (editor). Environmental Science & Technology, Texas: American Science Press; 2:134-140.

Dey NC and Rana AKM (2010). Women’s role in household water management in rural Bangladesh. In: Sorial and Hong (editor). Environmental Science & Technology, Texas: American Science Press; 1:75-80.

Dey NC (2010). Status of arsenic contamination in groundwater of southern Bangladesh: A population based survey. In: Sorial and Hong (editor). Environmental Science & Technology, Texas: American Science Press; 1:51-56.

Dey NC (2010), Hayakawa S, Ibaraki Y, Islam MA. Retrieving LAI of different forest species from landsat TM/ETM+ imaginary. In: Masuduzzaman M (editor). Proc. Paper Meet: Eng Interventions for Sustainable Agril Division of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 19 May. Dhaka: The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh: 115-22.

Dey NC, Rana AKM, Barua MK and Kabir B (2010). Status of arsenic test and exposure to arsenic-contaminated tubewell water: a population based study in southern Bangladesh. In: Miyake and Rahman (editors). Proc. Int’l. Conf. Env Aspects of Bangladesh, Fukuoka, 4 September: ICEAB, BEN Japan: 167-70.

Dey NC (2009). MDG 7 needs assessment & costing 2009-2015 for Bangladesh. In: MDGs needs assessment & costing 2009-2015 for Bangladesh. GOB and UNDP 2009; p.175-251

Dey NC (2009). A situation Analysis report on environment (MDG7) Bangladesh. GOB and UNDP Bangladesh 2009; 38p

Dey NC (2009). Study of the impact of intensive cropping in the degradation of natural resources in some AEZ of Bangladesh. National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme. FAO-Bangladesh 2009; 65p

Dey NC. Bhuiyan MA, Islam MA, Khan NA and Karim Z (2009). Environmental assessment of drought in the northwest region of Bangladesh. Proc. of the Special Conference on Climate Change and Bangladesh Strategy: Domestic Tasks and International Cooperation; 9p.

Roy K, Dey NC and MIM Zulfiker (2008). About Bangladesh and country’s arsenic problem: At a glance; In: Roy K (editor). Proc. of the Int’l Symposium on Arsenic Calamity of Groundwater in Bangladesh: Contamination in Water, Soil and Plants held on 11 August. Dhaka: Nihon University, Japan: 1-11.

Dey NC. Lucky Ghose, M A Bhuiyan (2007). Pesticide occurrence in shallow depths of groundwater in central Bangladesh. Proc. of the Conf. on Water and Flood Management, BUET, Dhaka, IWFM; 335-40.

Dey NC, Sujit K Bala and Seiji Hayakawa (2006).Assessing the economic benefits of improved irrigation management: a case study of Bangladesh. Water Policy J; 8(6):573-84, doi:10.2166/wp.2006.058.

Dey NC (2006). Evaluation and assessment of local environmental vegetation indices of forest and soil surface condition using remote sensing data. (Doctoral dissertation).

Dey NC and Hayakawa S. The characteristics of vegetation indices using landsat data of land cover species. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology 2005; 60(5):557-60.

Dey NC and Hayakawa S. Evaluation and assessment of local environmental conditions using remote sensing data. Proc. of the Research Seminar for Doctoral Thesis of the United Graduate Students of Tottori University, Mt. Daisen-Training Center in Tottori Prefecture, Tottori, Japan 2005; 31p

Dey NC, Bidyuth K. Mahalder, Seiji Hayakawa and Mst F. Perveen. Development of arsenic database using GIS. Proc. 6th Symposium on Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Changes, APGC2004, Oct. 19-22, Tsukuba Center for Institutes, Japan, 69p

Dey NC and Talukder MSU (2002). The change of soil physico-chemical properties due to different tillage practices. Bangladesh J Water Resource Research; 19:101-6.

Dey NC, Bhuiyan MA, Mirjahan M (2002). Field verification of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity models based on soil moisture retention data. Bangladesh J Water Resource Res;19:57-67.

Dey NC and Talukder MSU (2002). Performance study of different tillage implements and their impact on yield characteristics of wheat. Bangladesh J Scientific Research;19(2):40-5.

Dey NC and Muhammed A. Bhuiyan (2002). Evaluation and assessment of unsaturated hydraulic Conductivity of soil based on soil moisture retention data. J Ag Eng; 29 / AE: 37-41.

Sajjan, A.K., M A. Bhuiyan, and Dey NC (2002). Impact of 1994-95 drought in the northwest Bangladesh through questionnaire survey. Proc. 2nd Annual Paper Meet of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, pp:19-26

Dey NC. M A. Bhuiyan and M. Mirjahan (2001). The estimation of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity using empirical models. Proc. 4th Conf. Mech Eng, ICME, held 26-29 December Dhaka, vol. II, pp:65-67

Dey NC. (2000). Evaluation of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of soil and based on different soil moisture retention data. (Master’s thesis).

Dey NC, Khan NA, Samsuzzoha M, Hayakawa S (2013): Retrieving LAI of different forest species from Landsat TM/ETM+ imaginary. Dhaka University Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Vol. 2, P 9-14.

Major presentations

Mapping arsenic-contaminated tubewell in rural Bangladesh: a baseline to meet SDG 6 presented at a Workshop on As, Mn in Bangladesh Groundwater-Health Effects, Testing and Removal, held on 3 August 2017 at Dhaka University, organized by Bio Nano Consulting, Cardiff University and University of Glasgow (UK) and University of Dhaka.

Microbial contamination of drinking water from risky tubewells in rural Bangladesh: A challenge to SDGs presented at  BAPA-BEN Special Conference on Sustainable Development Goals & Environment (SCSDGE),13-14 January, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sustainable use of groundwater for ensuring food security in the Northwest region of Bangladesh presented at BAPA-BEN Special Conference on Sustainable Development Goals & Environment (SCSDGE), 13-14 January, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Estimation of ET using remote sensing information and empirical models, presented at Global Conference on International Society of Ecological Modeling (ISEM2016), held on 8-12 May 2016 at Towson University, MD, USA

Public lecture on Microbial contamination of drinking water from risky tubewell- A challenge to SDGs at George Washington University on 13 May 2016, organized by Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Department of Global Health of GWU, USA

Exposure to drinking arsenic, iron and salinity contaminated water in the coastal area of Bangladesh: A Pilot Study in Tala Union of Satkhira District, presented at the Conference on Coastal and Marine Environment, organized by BAPA-BEN held on 8-9 January 2016 in Dhaka

Maintained coordination with BRAC staffs working in northern district during flood event (July-Sept, 2016). We have set-up a shelter center for flood affected people, and we provided medical treatment, food, safe water for them. People, who became sick, were shifted to the district medical center for treatment. We also trained people for washing hands with soap before eating and after defecation. We have supported local partners for safe management of fecal sludge in the camp, and trained affected people how to manage fecal sludge properly and protect contamination of water during flood event.

Assessment of water balance in the South-west coastal region of Bangladesh, presented at the Conference on Coastal and Marine Environment, organized by BAPA-BEN held on 8-9 January 2016 in Dhaka

Groundwater uses and management in coastal area of Bangladesh, presented at the Conference on Coastal and Marine Environment, organized by BAPA-BEN held on 8-9 January 2016 in Dhaka

Willingness to pay for safe drinking water in the Coastal area of Bangladesh: A Pilot Study in Tala Union, Satkhira, presented at the Conference on Coastal and Marine Environment, organized by BAPA-BEN held on 8-9 January 2016 in Dhaka

Groundwater sustainability for ensuring food security presented at 2nd Int’l. Conf. on Global Food Security, organized by Elsevier and Cornell University, held on 11-14 October 2015, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA

Groundwater sustainability for ensuring food security presented at 2nd Int’l. Conf. on Global Food Security, organized by Elsevier and Cornell University, held on 11-14 October 2015, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Climate change impact in agriculture presented at the training workshop on Introduction to Climate Change Center for Climate Change and Environmental Research, BRAC University held on 16-20 September 2015, Dhaka

Sustainability of Groundwater use for Irrigation in the Dry-season Crops in the Northwest region of Bangladesh presented at Oxford Round Table Conference on Environment, Climate Change and Global Warming organized by Oxford University, UK held on 22-25 July 2015; at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK

Sustainability of WASH: Hygiene Behavior in Rural Settings of Bangladesh presented at the 38th WEDC Conference on WASH Services Beyond 2015: Improving Access and Sustainability organized by Loughbourgh University, UK held on 27 July to 1 August 2015; Loughbourgh University, UK

Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation Options of Drought on Water and Health Sector of Bangladesh presented at the National Workshop on Drought Risk Management in Bangladesh organized by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies and CapNet held on 1-2 July 2015, Dhaka

Impact of Integrated Use of Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene on Prevention and Control of Water-borne Diseases: BRAC’s intervention in rural areas of Bangladesh at Bangladesh Realities and Way Forward- A Policy & Solution Conference: Realizing Universal Health Coverage Goals organized by Power & Policy Research Centre (PPRC), supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, The World Bank on 9-11 April 2015, Radisson Blue Water Garden,  Dhaka

Impact of BRAC’s WASH Implementation Works: Research Findings from Base, Mid and End-line Surveys presented at Dissemination Workshop on BRAC WASH Program organized by BRAC on 14 January 2015, BRAC Center Inn, Dhaka

Impact of BRAC WASH program intervention on prevalence of water-borne diseases in rural areas of Bangladesh: a longitudinal study presented  5th Regional Public Health Conference organized by Bangladesh University of Health Science, Dhaka and Department of International Health, University of Oslo, Norway on 17-18 December, 2014, Dhaka

Assessing Food Security, Water Productivity and Poverty-A comparative study between South-West Bangladesh & West Bengal

& Policies for reducing poverty and improving market access in Bangladesh &West Bengal presented at Policy Dissemination Dialogue on Food Security by IUCN on 16 April 2014, Kolkata. India

Health in Humanitarian Crisis- BRAC experience presented at  Town Hall Meeting on Research on Health in Humanitarian Crisis (R2HC) on Save the Children, Thailand held on 13-17 May 2014 at Swissotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Issues on Water Security for the Poor People Research presented at the Consultation Workshop on Research on Water Security for the Poor People Research organized by BRAC & IWMI on 2 July 2014, BRAC Centre Inn, Dhaka

Adaptation in water management practices in Northwest region of Bangladesh presented at Workshop on Climate Change and Water  by BADC & FAO on 18 Nov. 2013, Dhaka

BRAC WASH Program: Describing the core operational approaches, monitoring, evaluation and some results presented at Asia Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners Workshop organized by BRAC-IRC on 31 Jan-2 Feb 2012 in Dhaka

Influence of CC and river water level on the fluctuation of GWT in the Bogra district of Bangladesh presented at Int’l. Conf. on Water Resources in South Asia (IC WRSA CC) organized by BAPA-BEN held on 4-5 January 2013 in Dhaka

Adaptation in agriculture practices due to CC and decline of GWT in the NW Bangladesh organized by CC Adaptation in Agriculture Practices organized by Shar e Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka on 21 April 2013, Dhaka

 Food security, water productivity and poverty- A comparative study presented at  Joint Meeting to Develop Research Methodology organized by IWMI-IUCN on 1-2 Feb 2013 Delhi, India

Cooperation-Conflict in the management of GW presented at the Cooperation-Conflict in the Management of CC organized by the CoCooN – DFID on Sep 2-7 2012,  Nairobi, Kenya

Sustainability of GW use for irrigation in NW Bangladesh presented at the Research to Inform Food and Nutrition Security Policies organized by FAO-GOB on Nov 28-29, 2012, Dhaka

Effect of CC & boro rice production on GWT in the Rajshahi district of Bangladesh presented at the National Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change organized by the BCAS on 8-9 April 2012, Dhaka

Environmental and health impact of drought in the NW Bangladesh presented at Green Economy and Sustainable Development organized by IUBAT on 23 Jan 2013, Dhaka

The use of pesticides in vegetable farms and its impact on health of farmers and environment presented at Annual Scientific Conference (ASCONXIII). Dhaka organized by ICDDR’B on 14-17 March

Women’s role in managing household water in rural Bangladesh presented at the Intl Conf. on Environmental Science & Technology (ICEST2010) organized by American Academy of Sciences on 12-16 July 2010, TX, USA

Status of arsenic contamination in groundwater of southern Bangladesh: A population-based survey presented at Intl Conf. on Environmental Science & Technology (ICEST2010) organized by American Academy of Sciences on 12-16 July 2010, TX, USA

Application of pesticide use in vegetable farms and its environmental and health impact at Intl Conf. on Environmental Science & Technology (ICEST2010) organized by American Academy of Sciences on 12-16 July 2010, TX, USA

Environmental assessment of drought in the northwest region of Bangladesh presented at the Int’l Conf. on Bangladesh Environment’ (ICBEN 2010) organized by BAPA-BEN on 3-4 January 2010. Dhaka

Impact of intensive cropping on the degradation of natural resources in some selected AEZ Regions of Bangladesh presented at Workshop on Informed Policy Making for Food Security: Food Policy Monitoring Unit of Ministry of Food and FAO the UN on 18‐19 February 2009. Dhaka

Pesticide occurrence in shallow depths of groundwater in central Bangladesh presented at Int. Conf. on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM 2007) organized by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on 12‐14 March, 2007, Dhaka

Relationship between soil surface conditions and spectral reflectance” presented at the Joint Research Symposium of the Arid Land Research organized by Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University, Tottori on 6 Dec 2005. Tottoru University, Tottori, Japan

Shallow groundwater quality assessment due to pesticides use in the agricultural field of Sibpur Upazila, Bangladesh presented at the Int. Conf. on Monitoring, Prediction and Mitigation of Water‐Related Disaster, MPMD‐2005 organized by the Kyoto, University in Japan

Development of arsenic database using GIS” presented at the 6th Int. Symposium on Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Changes (APGC2004) Tsukuba University, Japan on 19‐22 October 2004 Tsukuba, Japan

Planning assessment of economic benefit in case of proper practices of irrigation water management followed in Bangladesh presented at Int. Conf. on Regional Cooperation on the Transboundary Rivers (ICRCTR 2004): Impact of the Indian River Linking Project organized by BAPA‐BEN on 17‐19 December 2004 in Dhaka

News paper coverage

“Government should formulate policy to preserve groundwater level: Study” published in the Financial Express on 25 May 2013

 “Groundwater use for irrigation growing concern in northern region”, published in the News Today on 25 May 2013

 “Groundwater use concern in northern region: Study” published in the Daily Star on 25 May 2013

 “Excess use of groundwater threat to agriculture: Study” published in the Daily Sun on 25 may 2013

Achievement in research

The policies recommended from our researches on "Sustainability of groundwater use for irrigation in the northwest Bangladesh" supported by the FAO, USAID, EU and Government of Bangladesh, and "Impact of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) programme interventions on improving hygiene behavior” implication on safety of food supported by the Netherlands Government" have been well referred in the Monitoring Report 2013 on National Food Policy Plan of Action and Country Investment Plan (2008-15) of the Ministry of Food & Disaster Management of Government of Bangladesh. These researches have been carried out by the Environment Research Unit of BRAC Research and Evaluation Division.

Research in national policy

Policies recommended from our researches on “sustainability of WASH: Hygiene behavior in rural settings of Bangladesh”” supported by the Netherlands Government", and "sustainability of groundwater use for irrigation in the northwest Bangladesh" supported by the FAO, USAID, EU and Government of Bangladesh, were well referred in the Monitoring Report 2013 on National Food Policy Plan of Action and Country Investment Plan (2008-15) of the Ministry of Food, Government of Bangladesh. I have conducted these studies as Principal Investigator. I had opportunity to conduct studies on Situation analysis report on MDGs 7 (environmental sustainability) and MDG7 Needs Assessment & Costing 2009-2015 Bangladesh report for the Govt. of Bangladesh and UNDP in consultation with relevant departments, ministries and experts. These reports presented baseline information and costs necessarily required to meet MDGs targets for Bangladesh.

Country visited

Bangladesh, India, Japan, Kenya, Thailand, UK and USA

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