Professor Shahbaz Khan
Pakistani Professor wins the Top Australian Federal Government Award
Dr. Professor Shahbaz Khan is a Pakistani Civil Engineer. Now a Senior Principal Scientist, Research Director and Professor working in Australia. He has won the top Australian Federal Government Award for Water Research and Innovation under the the Australian Museums 2007 Eureka Prizes. The Pakistani community living in Australia feel proud that this achievement provides some positive image for Pakistan in this doom and gloom environment. Dr. Shahbaz Khan's research has underpinned the Australian Government 10 Billion Dollars 10 years 10 points National Plan on Water security. This research can also help solve the major water, food and environmental problems in Pakistan.
Dr. Professor Shahbaz Khan
Khan leads the Irrigation Systems research stream, within the Agriculture, Water
and Environment research theme and Rural Water Use Stream of CSIRO's Water for a
Healthy Country flagship. He is also Professor of Hydrology in Charles Sturt
University's School of Environmental Sciences and Director of the International
Centre of Water at Charles Sturt University Australia.
Shahbaz has an outstanding multidisciplinary background through formal education and acquired skills in water law and policy, water management, water engineering, economics and integrating consumptive use with environment, life and policy. He has brought a wealth of national and international management experience in land and water research, consultancy and management through his work in developing and developed countries. Shahbaz has got world recognition dealing with a range of issues in land use management, surface and groundwater hydrology and has developed mathematical models of groundwater flow and contaminant transport, surface-groundwater interactions, tile drainage, flood forecasting and storm drainage.
He is currently Chair of Irrigated Cropping Forum, Australia and programme leader of System Harmonisation through Regional Irrigation Business Partnerships for Cooperative Research Centre-Irrigation Futures. He is currently Chair of the International Steering Committee of the UNESCOs Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) Program and the Regional Coordinator for the Australasian region. Shahbaz has a keen interest in the global water management issues and multi-stakeholder driven research aimed at finding sustainable poverty alleviation solutions in 67 basins in more than 50 countries.
Recent Professional Experience
Shahbaz has worked in the
United Kingdom, China, Pakistan, Philippines, USA and Australia dealing with a
range of issues in surface and groundwater hydrology and has developed
mathematical models of groundwater flow and contaminant transport,
surface-groundwater interactions, tile drainage, flood forecasting and storm
drainage. His significant appointments include:
07/04 - present Professor of Hydrology and Director International Centre of Water for Food Security, Charles Sturt University
09/02 - present Senior Principal Research Scientist and previously Research Director - Surface and Groundwater Hydrologist, CSIRO Land and Water
06/03 - present Program System Harmonisation. Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures
06/03 - present Coordinator Australasia Regional, Hydrology for Environment, Life and Policy program of UNESCO and WMO and Chair of the International Steering Committee
06/99 - present Subprogram Leader CRC for Sustainable Rice Production
06/99 - 09/02 Senior and Principal Research Scientist - Surface and Groundwater Hydrologist, CSIRO Land and Water
10/98 - 05/99 Senior and Principal Hydrologist, Geo-Eng Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne (now Geo-Eng GHD)
04/95 - 10/98 Principal Surface & Groundwater Modeller, National Engineering Services, Pakistan -worked closely during this time with Delft Hydraulics and Euro Consult on Asian Development Bank and World Bank Projects
2006 to ongoing Master of Applied Environmental Economics, Imperial College, University of London, UK
2004 Master of International Environmental Law, Macquarie University, Australia
2003 Graduate Certificate in IT (emphasis on evolutionary computation and object oriented modeling approaches), Charles Sturt University, Australia
2001 Graduate Diploma in Applied GIS and Remote Sensing, Charles Sturt University, Australia
1995 Ph.D., Specialising in Groundwater Hydrology and Mathematical Modeling, Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK
1992 M.Sc. Water Resources Technology and Management, University of Birmingham, UK
1990 B.Sc. (Hons) Civil Engineering, UET, Lahore- Pakistan
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