Shafiqul Islam

Director of Water Diplomacy, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Water Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, USA.

January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016

A model, not a test case

In 1976, a book titled “Bangladesh: The Test Case of Development” drew significant attention and the hopeless implications of the title...

August 8, 2015
August 8, 2015

Possible to Actionable

The people of Bangladesh have been playing football for over 100 years. But they have not produced a globally competitive football team.

July 26, 2015
July 26, 2015

Reframing water challenges

The logic of averaging “surplus” and “deficit” to optimise and equalise resource allocation is neither new nor actionable. For example, if

June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015

A new future for the Himalayan rivers

The question of whether and how to harness rivers for irrigation, hydropower generation, urban development and sustainability of ecosystems continues to be an issue of great concern, conflict, and...