Research Area :: Water Supply and Sanitation

1. Feasibility and Reliability of Rainwater Harvesting in Urban Areas of Bangladesh, 2. Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Risk Assessment, 3. Climate change and its impact on urban and rural water supply

Leader of the Research Group: Prof. Dr. Rezaul Karim

Research Co-Lead: Ijaj Mahmud Chowdhury

Other Associated Faculties & Staff:



Related Publications

1. Bashar, M. Z. I., Karim, M. R., Imteaz, M. A. (2018). Reliability and economic analysis of urban rainwater harvesting: A comparative study within six major cities of Bangladesh, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 133, Pages 146-154, ISSN 0921-3449, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.01.025 

2. Rezaul Karim, Sadik Rahman, Md. Asif Hossain, Md. Atikul Islam, Shamsul Gafur Mahmud and Zahid Hayat Mahmud (2016). Microbiological effectiveness of mineral pot filters as household water treatment in the coastal areas of Bangladesh, article in press, Microbial Risk Analysis of Elsevier

3. Monzur Alam Imteaz, Muhammad Moniruzzaman and Md. Rezaul Karim (2016). Rainwater tank analysis tools, climate and spatial variability: A case study in Sydney, accepted for International Journal of Water of Inderscience Publishers

4. Monzur Imteaz, Ramesh Karki, Iqbal Hossain, Md. Rezaul Karim (2016). Climate and spatial variabilities of potential rainwater saving and economic benefits for Kathmandu Valley, article in press, International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology of Inderscience Publications.

5. Md. Rezaul Karim, Sadik Rahman, Md. Asif Hossain and Mohammad Shahedur Rahman (2016). Analysis of physico-chemical and microbial quality of urban piped water supply and associated health burden in two cities in Bangladesh, Journal of Hydrology and Environment Research (JHER), 4(1), pp 25-32, Enviro Water Sydney, Australia.

6. Md. Rezaul Karim, Md. Ashikur Rahman and Dewan Mahmud Mim (2016). Feasibility of Solar Distillation as the Household Water Supply in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, pp. 30-40

7. Md. Rezaul Karim, Mohammad Zobair Ibne Bashar and Monzur Alam Imteaz (2015). Reliability and economic analysis of urban rainwater harvesting in a megacity in Bangladesh, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier, 104, pp 61-67.

8. Md. Rezaul Karim, Rifath Ara Rimi and Shamsul Gafur Mahmud (2015). Risk Factors Associated with Coastal Water Supply in Bangladesh, Proceeding of the 2nd IWA Malaysia YWP15 Conference, 17-20 March 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

9. Md Atikul Islam, Md. Rezaul Karim, Takaya Higuchi, Hiroyuki Sakakibara and Masahiko Sakine (2014). Comparison of the trace metal concentration of drinking water supply options in southwest coastal areas of Bangladesh, Applied Water Science, Springer Open, 4(2), pp. 183-191.

10. Md Atikul Islam, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Md. Rezaul Karim and Masahiko Sakine (2013). Potable Water Scarcity: Options and Issues in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Journal of Water and Health, 11(3), pp 532-542, IWA Publishing.

11. Md. Rezaul Karim, Rifath Ara Rimi and Md. Solaiman Billah (2013). Reliability analysis of household rainwater harvesting tanks in the coastal areas of Bangladesh using daily water balance model, Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM 2013), Adelaide, South Australia 1-6 December, 2013, pp. 2639-2645.

12. Md. Atai Rabbi, Md. Tareq Rahman, Md. Rezaul Karim and Fuad Mohammad Moinul Haque (2013). Water Uses Pattern in Urban Slum, Proceeding of International Conference on Civil, Biology and Environmental Engineering (CBEE-2013), 21-22 November, 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.

13. Md. Rezaul Karim and Nujjat Jahan (2012). Establishment of BOD and COD Relationship of Different Wastewater, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICCESD-2012), 2 to 3 March 2012, KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh.

14. Md Atikul Islam, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Md. Rezaul Karim, Masahiko Sakine and Zahid Hayat Mahmud (2011). Bacterial Assessment of Alternative Water Supply Options in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Journal of Water and Health, 9.2, pp. 415-428, IWA Publishing.

15. Md. Atikul Islam, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Md. Rezaul Karim and Masahiko Sekine (2011). Evaluation of risk communication for rural water supply management: a case study of a coastal area of Bangladesh, Journal of Risk Research, 14, pp. 1237-1262, Routledge Publisher (Taylor & Francis Group).

16. M. A. Islam, M. R. Karim, T, Higuchi, H, Sakakibara, & M. Sekine (2011). Survey of trace metals in drinking water supply options in coastal areas of Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 35th WEDC International Conference; the future of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Innovation, Adaption and Engagement in a changing world, Loughborough, UK.

17. M. A. Islam, H, Sakakibara, M. R. Karim and M. Sekine (2011). Rural water consumption behavior: A case study in Southwest Coastal Area, Bangladesh, proceedings of the 2011 Water Environmental and Water Resources Congress, 22-26 May, 2011, Palm Springs, CA, USA.

18. Md. Rezaul Karim, Saskia Manshoven, Md. Rafizul Islam, Juan Antinio Gascon, Mikel Ibarra, Ludo Diels and Md. Mizanur Rahman (2011). Assessment of Groundwater Pollution from the Contaminated Site by Tannery Effluent at Hazaribagh Area in Dhaka City, proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Water & Flood management (ICWFM-2011), pp.461-468, 8-10 January, 2011, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

19. Md. Rezaul Karim (2010). Quality and suitability of harvested rainwater for drinking in Bangladesh, Journal of Water Science and Technology: Water Supply-WSTWS, 10.3, pp. 359-366, IWA Publishing.

20. Md. Rezaul Karim (2010). Assessment of Rainwater Harvesting for Drinking Water Supply in Bangladesh, Journal of Water Science and Technology: Water Supply-WSTWS,10.2, pp. 243-249, IWA Publishing.

21. M. R. Karim, M.M. Rahman, M.M. Hasan and Masahiko Sekine (2009). Water Supply and Sanitation Situation of Slums in Khulna City, Bangladesh, proceedings of IWA-ASPIRE 2009, CD-ROM, 18-22 October, 2009 at Taipei, Taiwan.

22. Md. Rezaul Karim and Gazi Mohammad Mohsin (2009): Assessment of Urban Water Supply Situation: A Case Study in Khulna City Corporation Area, proceedings of the 2nd ICWFW 2009, pp. 235-242, 15-17 March, 2009, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

23. Md. Rezaul Karim and Gazi Mohammad Mohsin (2009). Urban Water Supply and Associated Health Burden: A Case Study in Khulna City in Bangladesh, proceedings of the EWRI’s 2nd Developing Nations Conference: An International Perspective on Environmental and Water Resources, CD-ROM, 5-7 January, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.

24. Md. Rezaul Karim (2006). Analysis of Water Supply, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Situation of Slums in Khulna City, Environmental Sustainability Concerns, pp.105-118, published by EED, CERM and ITN, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

25. Md. Rezaul Karim, Anwara Begum Shelly and Michel Biswas (2005): People perception and acceptance of rainwater harvesting in a coastal area in Bangladesh, Proceedings of the IRCSA 2005, CD-ROM, 15-18 November, 2005, New Delhi.

26. Md. Rezaul Karim and Md. Wahiduzzaman (2005): Analysis of Industrial Development and Water Quality of the River Rupsha and Bhairab in Khulna City Area, Proceedings of the third Annual Paper Meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering, pp. 223-232, 9-11 March 2005, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

27. Syed Nesar Ahmed and Md. Rezaul Karim (2005): Study on Water Supply Condition of Selected Pourashavas in the Coastal Region, Proceedings of the Third Annual Paper Meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering, pp. 173-178, 9-11 March 2005, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

28. Karim, M.R. (2004): A study on alternative water supply options and people perception in the arsenic affected areas in Khulna Region, International Symposium on Environmental Management, (ISEM 2004) CD-ROM, 7-8 January 2004, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

29. Karim, M.R. and Asaduzzaman, M. (2003): Quality of harvested rainwater in the coastal area of Bangladesh, Journal of Science Foundation, Vol. 1, pp. 49-53, June 2003.

30. Karim, M. R., Sekine, M. and Ukita, M. (2001): Assessment of the occurrence of anoxia and hypoxia due to coastal construction in a enclosed water area, proceedings of the MODSIM-2001, International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, pp. 209-214, 10-13 December 2001, Canberra, Australia.

31. Karim, M. R., Sekine, M. and Ukita, M. (2001): Simulation of the Probability of Occurrence of Oxygen-deficient Water in the Shallow Zones of Hakata Bay, Japan, proceedings of the 56th Annual Conference of JSCE, pp. 424-425, 5-6 October, 2001, Kumamoto, Japan.