Wahid Palash is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia. He is working with Nadja Kunz, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management and Stewardship (NSERC, Tier 2).
At SPPGA, he will focus on two main research questions: a) What are the water management vulnerabilities and risks associated with different water use sectors at present and in future climate extremes? b) What are the hydrological responses to the disturbances caused by increased water demand, poor engineering solutions, natural variability and evolving climate forcing on watershed, regional, and global scale?
Wahid completed his Ph.D. in Hydrology from Tufts University, Boston, USA, a M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering from Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium, and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
He has over 20 years of experience in research and industry in Asia, Europe, and North America. For instance, before joining at UBC, Wahid worked as a Research Scientist in an international project of Tufts University, a Consulting Hydrologist and Water Resources Specialist at a number of international water companies and research organizations in Asia and Europe, and as an Associate Specialist in Hydroinformatics in Bangladesh.
His research has been published in J. Hydrometeorology, J. Hydrology, Frontiers in Water, Climate Change, J. Water Resources Planning and Management, Advances in Meteorology, Agricultural Water Management, among others.