Dr. Maminul Haque Sarker

Deputy Executive Director, Development
Contact No.: 01817006781
Email: msarker@cegisbd.com

Dr. Sarker is an expert in fluvial morphology and relevant fields- especially in the field of river morphology, predictions of river planform, monitoring the morphological development, planning, execution and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the main rivers of Bangladesh. He has developed a satellite image-based erosion prediction system for the Brahmaputra and the Ganges river banks in Bangladesh.

Leading Projects (to be updated)

Screening, Technical and Environmental Auditing of BWDB Schemes


The benefits expected from the Water Management Improvement Projects (WMIP) are reduced vulnerability and enhanced livelihood opportunities for people living in project areas. This will be achieved through active participation of local stakeholders brought together under Water Management Organizations (WMOs) to manage and monitor water management structures. Malfunctioning structures such as sluice gates, culverts, embankments etc. will be improved also. In this regard, CEGIS is engaged for the period 2008-2013 in assisting the screening of flood control and rehabilitation schemes with an option that considers a participatory approach, as well as conducting E/SIA of selected schemes and providing multi-disciplinary capacity-building training to WMOs.

Convergence of Inland Navigation and Integrated Water Resources Management Goals


In association with partner organizations of India, CEGIS has carried out a research theme titled “Convergence of Inland Navigation and Integrated Water Resources Management Goals” for the IUCN under the “The Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative”. Aiming to promote insight into the riverine ecosystem issues across the Bangladesh-India border, the research is focused on the sustainability of the international navigation route between Ashuganj in Bangladesh and Karimganj in India. The research mainly identified the causes of the deteriorating conditions of the rivers affecting navigation.

SMS Gateway System for Monitoring Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) to Reduce Community Health Risk


Avian Influenza is a hazard for the poultry industry. It causes heavy economic losses to farmers as well as reductions in the protein intake of people. To address this issue, CEGIS has developed an operational SMS gateway system for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to ensure rapid reporting and archiving of suspected Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) cases for the Department of Livestock Services. It is a simple system comprising of a mobile phone and a computer fitted with a modem, and can be easily established anywhere such as at Union Parishad Information Centers.